Much to learn

This video from Rome Reports talks to the young creators of a website which explains the teachings of the early Church by focussing on the lives of actual Christians from the early days.

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Primos Cristianos

27-Apr-2015
Lives of early Christians

As the video from Rome Reports explains (see separate video item), Early Christians was created by three young men who believe we can learn much refocussing on the lives and circumstances of early Christians.

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Murder condemned

The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference has condemned the murder of an elderly nun who was found bound in her room at a convent in Ixopo, South Africa, reports CNS in The Catholic Herald.

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Vigil for murdered students

It’s time to “stop playing around” about anti-Christian persecution. That's the message from a leading Kenyan bishop, who says “we are under threat as Christians, and our institutions are not defending us,” writes John Allen in Crux.

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2010 plot

Italian police have arrested 10 people, and are looking for eight others, suspected of plotting attacks on the Vatican in 2010, as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan, reports the ABC.

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Promise to stop murders

As the beatification of Oscar Romero looms, the criminal gangs which terrorise El Salvador have promised, as a gift to the martyr, to suspend killing police and military officers, judges, politicians, and the poor, reports Crux.

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Genocide remembered

The 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottoman forces in the genocide that lasted from 1915-22 were canonised in a two-hour ceremony on Friday, reports The Tablet.

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Delicate rescue

A 71-year old man who suffered a cardiac arrest while practising with the St Mary's Cathedral bellringers is alive today thanks to the quick thinking and first aid knowledge of other bellringers, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

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Reputation under pressure

Sir Thomas More loses his head in the BBC's acclaimed historical drama, Wolf Hall. But the real suspense is whether More will also lose his halo, reports the Religion News Service.

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Death toll rising

Caritas Australia has three staff members currently in Kathmandu who are working with Caritas Nepal in the immediate aftermath of the magnitude 7.9 earthquake which has left more than 2,500 people dead, a toll that is still rising.

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Family too "idealised

The German bishops’ conference has summarised and commented on the replies of German Catholics to the 46 questions of the second Vatican questionnaire on the family, in a major report published this week, reports The Tablet.

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Working to change policies

Jesuit Social Services works to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential - by partnering with community to support those most in need.

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With Ban Ki Moon

Environmental groups in the Philippines are urging the Vatican to deliver a strong message of climate justice against carbon polluters, ahead of a major UN conference on the environment that the Vatican will host on Tuesday. 

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No change after meeting

Pope Francis has held a private meeting with France’s nominee as Ambassador to the Holy See, the French government said on Wednesday but there was no change to the stand-off over his nomination, reports Reuters in the Religion News Service.

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Suspect known to police

France has foiled a jihadist plot to attack a church after an Algerian who accidentally shot himself was found with a stash of weapons and documents mentioning Islamist militant groups, reports AFP/Yahoo7 in The West Australian.

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Cardinal Turkson

Speaking at a conference in Rome this week on women's role in conflict resolution, Cardinal Peter Turkson told participants that the next Secretary of the pontifical council that he heads could be a woman, reports The Tablet.

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Huge surge

The number of women becoming nuns in England and Wales has reached a 25-year high, with many “young and educated” women seeing convent life as “an attractive choice,” says the Catholic Church, reports news.com.au.

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Policy needed fast

What is to be done about the flood of refugees seeking asylum in boats? What is the position of the Church on this matter? What does the Church teach? asks Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

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Andrea Musulin

Leader and pioneer in child protection, Andrea Musulin, talks of dramatic changes taking place in the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth to face abuse head on and to minimise future opportunities of its reoccurence, reports the e-Record in the first of a two-part series.

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Notre Dame University

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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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