Author stamped

The 30th stamp in the United States Postal Service's Literary Arts series honours Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964), the author of unsettling and darkly comic stories and novels. George Weigel is unsettled by her make-over.

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Francis hears confession

During his Angelus homily on Sunday at the Vatican, Pope Francis told people not to be afraid or ashamed to go to confession, reports Cindy Wooden for Catholic News Service.

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Bracelet with charity etched

The Vatican has opened a temporary exhibit showcasing designs by University of Siena students which are themed around the idea of charity.

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Mass cancelled

A pair of small explosions just 20 minutes and a few kilometres apart shocked parishioners on Sunday morning at two churches in southern New Mexico, reports AP in The Huffington Post.

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St Laura Montoya

A congregation of Colombian nuns is suing a local TV network for producing a series that it says twists the facts about the life of their founder, Laura Montoya Upegui, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Dame Marie Bashir

Mental health advocate Dame Professor Marie Bashir AD CVO will open an exhibition of artwork by patients before delivering the keynote address at the St John of God hospital's 19th annual commemoration service in Richmond, west of Sydney, on Thursday.

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Gianna Lucas

The rapid pick-up of new social media by youth is playing a major part in the planning and delivery of the next Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) to be held in Adelaide in December, reports The Southern Cross.

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Schindler

Recently the BBC polled 62 film critics around the world and compiled a list of the 100 greatest American films. But how does the BBC list compare to the 1995 Vatican film list?

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Robert Barron

When Fr Robert Barron was designated as a new auxiliary bishop for Los Angeles on July 21, it was a significant moment. Bishop-elect Barron is not just a television evangelist: He is the first priest who has truly mastered new media, writes Damian Thompson.

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Submission to inquiry

The Archdiocese of Melbourne has taken a strong stand against euthanasia in its submission presented on Friday to the Victorian Inquiry into End of Life Choices.

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Strange turn of events

Historians have discovered four bodies and a mysterious Catholic reliquary under the first English Protestant church in North America, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Cardinal Nichols

A Westminster Diocesan initiative to extend a special welcome to lesbian and gay Catholics at a regular Mass has proved so successful that Cardinal Vincent Nichols would like it to be rolled out nationwide, reports The Tablet.

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Priest needed first

An American cable television network is seeking to air a “live exorcism” the night before Halloween, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Fr Tate inspired by Spain

The Camino pilgrimage across 800 kilometres in northern Spain has provided the inspiration for a new, two-day trek in southern Tasmania by Fr Michael Tate, the former Federal politician, reports the ABC.

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Landmark greeting

When Sister Theresa Kane welcomed Pope John Paul II to the US in 1979 by asking him for equality and ordination on behalf of all Catholic women, her words were broadcast around the world. Now, 35 years on, Kate Stoltzfus reflects on her legacy.

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Huge global reach

Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal society founded in Conneticut, USA in 1882. It is not just the world's largest Catholic insurer, it is also the largest Catholic lay organisation in the world with more than 1.75 million members.

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Powerful and moving

This subtitled French film tells the story of two men who journey together in pursuit of their fate, and is set against the background of the 1954 Algerian war of independence against the French.

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Castel Gandolfo

Pope Francis's decision to shun the expansive Papal summer palace in Castel Gandolfo is causing frustration among locals who rely on the tourists a papal visit brings, reports the Religion News Service.

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Chantelle with op shop work

Opulent Catholic iconography and obsessive, ritualistic op-shopping collide in the debut solo exhibition this month by Melbourne artist Chantelle D’Arcy, reports The Melbourne Leader.

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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

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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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