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Latin Foundation Vatican.va

The Vatican has compiled an online dictionary that translates modern words and phrases from Latin, often with humorous results.

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Pope in your pocket

As Pope Francis brings the Church closer to the people, the Vatican is bringing the Pope closer to 'netizens' with an updated version of the Pope App, news.va reports. 

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The offending procession

A Calabrian bishop has ended all religious processions in his diocese after 30 men carrying a large statue of Mary and hundreds of people accompanying the statue paused and bowed in front of the house of an organised crime boss, reports the CNS.

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Argentine fans with Pope masks

Football-mad Pope Francis 'might' watch the World Cup final on Sunday between his native Argentina and Germany but is unlikely to do so alongside his German predecessor Benedict XVI, contrary to media speculation, the Vatican said.

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Cardinal states mission

Australia's Cardinal George Pell has taken personal control of the Vatican’s finances in a reform unprecedented in living memory – but says he is facing 'sadness and antagonism' from the old guard writes The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Cardinal Dolan critical

A New York Times ad criticising Catholic Supreme Court justices who ruled in favour of Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom case is part of traditional anti-Catholic bigotry, according to Cardinal Timpthy Dolan of New York, reports the CNA.

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Chris Patten

After hiring a consulting firm to study the Vatican’s communications structures, the Vatican has now set up an 11-member commission to increase collaboration and cut costs. Britain's Lord Patten has been appointed as its president.

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Call for more research

The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) believes the Senate Select Committee report on school funding released yesterday, confirms there is more work to be done on school funding beyond 2017.

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Bernard Gaynor

On his last day as Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley signed a document terminating the commission of Army Reserve Major Bernard Gaynor, allegedly over a conflict relating to the Major's Catholic beliefs.

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Dianne Bergant

'A revolution has taken place in the Roman Catholic Church’s understanding of the Bible,' St Agnes Sr Dianne Bergant said last week. 'As a result, the life and mission of the Church have been transformed,' reports NCR Online.

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Irish cross

This website is the home for a registered charity set up to promote and support the work of the Catholic Church in Ireland and abroad on the World Wide Web.

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Scenic pleasure

What a pleasant surprise. In a film which adults and children could enjoy, the audience is taken into the French Alps, on the border with Switzerland.

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Redeemer statue weeps

All of Brazil wept yesterday as they watched Germany punch in a stunning seven goals, the most ever scored in any World Cup semi-final. Jesus wept, too... at least in the Twittesphere

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Cycle of violence intensified

Catholic leaders in the Holy Land have called for an end to the cycle of violence and criticised Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and its collective punishment of Palestinians, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Joan Chittister

If you listen to TV ads carefully, you can certainly learn a lot there about ecclesiastical physics, writes Joan Chittister in NCR Online.

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Macial with St John Paul II

This two-part series examines how a corrupt, paedophile, drug-addicted priest founded The Legionaries of Christ which he ran for 60 years with the Vatican’s seal of approval. 

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Broad reforms announced

Introducing the new president of the Vatican bank yesterday, Cardinal George Pell said the Vatican's ambition is 'to become something of a model of financial management rather than a cause for occasional scandal,' reports the Catholic News Service.

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Law changes condemned

Josephites from around the world have joined the Refugee Council and other human rights groups in pleading for the rights of desperate people fleeing for their lives, reports the Sisters of St Joseph.

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

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