Concern for marginal

Pope Francis’ Good Friday meditations will reflect on women and children who have been abused, desperate migrants, and those who have lost their jobs because of the economic crisis, reports The Tablet.

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Time for ethical divestment

Universities can make a difference through divestment, writes Doug Demeo in America magazine.

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Francis delivers unscripted homily

Here is the text of Pope Francis's Palm Sunday Mass homily.

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Checkpoints at Basilan

The bishop in the conflict-hit Philippines province of Basilan has called for a Holy Week ceasefire as clashes between government troops and Abu Sayyaf rebels entered a fourth day, reports Ucanews.

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The Catholic Women's League is a voluntary women's organisation which aims to promote positive outcomes for women of today.

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Nearly 50 Uk cinemas

Nearly 50 different cinemas across the UK will be screening the canonisations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on Divine Mercy Sunday, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Archbishop Prowse

The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn has condemned outright the attack by vandals on the Canberra Islamic Centre in Monash, ACT.

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Archbishop Timothy Costelloe

The Archbishop of Perth has apologised to the victims of a 79-year-old Catholic priest who has pleaded guilty to historical child sex offences, reports WA Today.

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Notre Dame University

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Divergent

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Young adult action

With Veronica Roth’s series of novels, Divergent, Insurgent, Resurgent, the title takes its place prominently in the world of young adult novels and films.

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No genuine reason given

Yesterday's appeal hearing of 'Asia Bibi', the Christian Pakistani woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010, has been postponed as judges fear retaliations from Islamic extremist groups, reports Vatican Insider.

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Prayers in Ukraine

A group of French Catholics, including a bishop, have visited Moscow to discuss the defence of the traditional family with Russian Orthodox Church leaders, drawing criticism in France because of the Ukraine crisis, reports The Tablet.

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Objectified on the underground

The subject of women on trains ('tubes') is currently making the headlines in England because people, mainly men, discreetly photograph women while they eat on tubes and send them to a website, writes Madeleine Teahan in The Catholic Herald.

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Romero mural

While many along the US eastern seaboard grumbled about the continuous snow this winter, Uruguayan singer-songwriter Luis Alfredo Diaz Britos saw an opportunity instead of a reason to complain, reports CNS/NCR Online.

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Sugar and sadness

This comedy-drama focuses on Monsieur Gustave H, the concierge of a European luxury hotel, who is framed for the murder of a hotel guest. It is set just prior to World War II in a fictional European country called Zubrowka.

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Couple accused

The NSW government intends to make a formal submission to the Royal Commission alleging two senior Salvation Army officers lied over their account of that church’s handling of a child’s sexual abuse, reports The Australian.

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Lady Archer

Pope Francis has appointed British scholar Lady Margaret Scotford Archer as president of a group dedicated to studying the social sciences, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Maverick at work

The former Federal politician Brian Harradine, who died yesterday aged 79, was the longest-serving independent Senator in the history of Australia’s Federation, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Emotions run high

Pat Power, retired Auxilliary Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn, questioned the mandate behind the asylum seeker policy of the Abbott government at a pro-refugee rally of several thousand people in Canberra on Sunday, reports The Canberra Times.

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The website for the Order of Preachers in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.

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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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