Two injured in attack

Unidentified gunmen have opened fire on policemen guarding a Catholic Church in the southern Pakistani city of Lahore, police officials said, reports Ucanews.

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Cardinal Nichols

UK Cardinal Vincent Nichols has rebuked the almost 500 British priests who have signed a letter resisting any change to Church teaching at the Vatican’s next Synod on the Family in October, reports The Tablet.

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Archbishop Prowse at vigil

The Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn, Christopher Prowse, has led prayers during a vigil outside a city abortion clinic as part of a global pro-life movement in the lead-up to Easter, reports The Canberra Times.

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Anniversary of death

Thousands of Salvadorans marched on Tuesday in memory of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated 35 years ago during the country's civil war and will be beatified in May, reports AFP in Yahoo7.

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Shirley Purdie work

Warmun artist Shirley Purdie's interpretation of the 16th Station of the Cross is one of the highlights of the Australian Catholic University's Easter art exhibition at its McGlade Gallery, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

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Daniel Mannix

On finishing Brenda Niall's biography of Daniel Mannix, I idly imagined the then-Archbishop meeting the now Pope. Both are masters of public symbols, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ in Eureka Street.

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Pontifical Council for the Family

If you want to see a Vatican website which combines elegance, navigability, and content, this is the one for you: That of the Pontifical Council of the Family.

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Catholic numbers rising

The number of Catholics in the world and the number of priests and permanent deacons rose slightly in 2013, while the number of men and women in religious orders declined, according to Vatican statistics.

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Justice McClellan

The Chairman of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has expressed disappointment that the Commonwealth government has refused to support a national redress scheme for victims, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Private tour for homeless

The Vatican has planned a special afternoon for about 150 homeless people: a walk through the Vatican Gardens, a visit to the Vatican Museums, private time in the Sistine Chapel, and dinner in the museums' cafeteria, reports The Tablet.

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Unprecedented step

Almost 500 British priests have signed a letter urging those attending this year’s family Synod to issue a “clear and firm proclamation” upholding Church teaching on marriage, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Former students contacted

A teacher accused of sexually abusing a student at Sydney's St Ignatius College more than 30 years ago is facing trial for historical child abuse charges in another State, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Cristian and his family

Cristian, a 33-year-old farmer, lives in a remote Andean village in Peru. To modernise their farming practices, Cristian and other young farmers participated in a development program run by Caritas Australia’s local partner as part of Project Compassion.

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Graham West

Not-for-profit consultant Graham West has been elected as new president of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

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My School changes welcome

The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the Government’s announcement of plans to refine and enhance the My School website.

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Trappist monastery

Odd the things one comes across looking for a website to feature on CathNews. Here is one for Trappist Caskets, handcrafted at New Melleray Abbey, the monastery built by the order more than 160 years ago in the heartland of America.

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James Robertson

More and more, I'm finding that stories - especially biographies and memoirs - inspire and feed my spiritual life, writes Heidi Klumpf in NCR Online.

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Notre Dame University

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International cast

Being a criminal does not necessarily being a mastermind, a mistake probably many criminals make. It is certainly a mistake that the criminals involved in this kidnapping make time and time again.

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Praying on the Holy Stairs

Despite a deluge of tourists, one Rome attraction has managed to hold on to its spiritual side, reports the Catholic News Service in NCR Online.

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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