Two different Popes

While all eyes look to Rome ahead of the canonisation of two quite different Popes next weekend, there are also two quite different Popes in residence in the Vatican, reports The Atlantic. 

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John Paul II with Maciel

The priest who has guided the Vatican's sainthood process for Pope John Paul II has denied any personal involvement by the former Pontiff in his response to clergy sexual abuse and his handling of Fr Marcial Maciel Degollado, reports NCR Online.

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Mass in damaged church

The social action arm of the Philippines’ Catholic Bishops Conference has issued an urgent appeal for donations to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, reports Ucanews.

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Fr Lorenzo Milani

After nearly half a century, the Vatican has dropped its veto on the writings of a popular Italian priest, and his role in the Church is being re-evaluated, said the Archbishop of Florence according to the Catholic News Service.

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First Coptic

Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, a priest of the Coptic Patriarchate of Alexandria, has been made second personal secretary to Pope Francis, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Christian boom

Less than 40 years after the death of Mao, some believe China is now poised to become not just the world's number one economy but also its most numerous Christian nation, reports The Telegraph/Ucanews.

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Curial opposition

While Pope Francis is popular among people around the world, he is facing opposition in the Roman Curia, according to a cardinal who is a close adviser, reports NCR Online.

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Notre Dame University

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Equality and decency paramount

We should question Christian organisations concerned only with bioethical or moral issues related to life, death and sexuality, without reference to equality, inclusion and a meaningful existence, writes Moira Byrne Garton.

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Virtual Bethlehem

23-Apr-2014
Bethlehem tour

A virtual tour of the Church of the Nativity, the  birthplace of Jesus, allows a bird's eye view of all the major attractions: the churches, culture and history of Bethlehem.

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Hannah Arendt

23-Apr-2014
Thoughtful and provocative

Hannah Arendt was a significant thinker. She had written on the origins of totalitarianism and was appreciated as a philosopher. Jewish, she had escaped with her mother from Germany in the late 1930s to the US.

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Bishop Peter Ingham

The Church has welcomed an overflow of parishioners into its four Wollongong churches as thousands gathered on Sunday to mark one of the most sacred days of the year, reports The Illawarra Mercury.

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Boats with pilgrims

Seven pilgrims participating in a traditional sea procession on Good Friday were drowned and four others remain missing after a boat sank in Indonesia, reports Ucanews.

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Fossil fuel campaign

Religious groups have urged Pope Francis to back a campaign to encourage millions of people, organisations and investors to pull their money out of the fossil fuel industry, reports The Guardian Australia.

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Drawing power

One year after Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's election as Pope Francis, his membership in the Jesuits is attracting many potential candidates to enter the priesthood as a Jesuit like never before, reports CBS News.

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Archbishop Wilson

The Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson has asked South Australians to join him in praying for the passengers of flight MH370 and their families, and will lead a special Mass for the 239 passengers and crew, and their families, tomorrow.

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Sky thick with stars

Here's one for you. Who said the following? 'Here in the United States we turn our rivers and streams into sewers and dumping-grounds, we pollute the air, we destroy forests, and exterminate fishes, birds and mammals..,' asks Joan Chittister.

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Archbishop Costelloe

Child safety officers would be appointed in parishes across Perth under a proposal to eradicate sex abuse in the Catholic Church, reports PerthNow.

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Mary Aikenhead Ministries

The Mary Aikenhead Ministries office is relocating to a new premises in Bondi Junction in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

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PM Tony Abbott

The current federal Cabinet places more Catholic politicians in positions of power than ever before in Australian history, with almost half its 19 ministers of the faith, nearly double the proportion in the general public, reports the SMH.

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Mass on Demand

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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