Protest leaders after arrest

Cardinal Joseph Zen accompanied leaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement as they surrendered to police for their role in democracy protests that the government has deemed illegal, reports the ABC.

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Cardinal Maradiaga

Two new congregations will be set up and lay people could be appointed to lead some of Rome’s dicasteries, according to the Cardinal responsible for overseeing reform of the Roman Curia, reports The Tablet.

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Cardinal Pell

Vatican reformers have discovered hundreds of millions of euros that did not appear on the Holy See’s balance sheet, according to Cardinal George Pell, who is charged with sorting out the Curia’s financial affairs, reports The Catholic Herald.

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A Nun's Life

04-Dec-2014
Inspiration

This website is about how to live life fully in light of the Gospel. The site aims to draw people together from around the world in order to explore God’s calling in their lives. 

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Notre Dame University

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Catholic background highlighted

The discovery of a previously unknown copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio has refuelled speculation that the Bard was a Catholic sympathiser, if not a Catholic himself, reports The Catholic Herald.

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PM under stress

Pope Francis’ recent speech to the European parliament provides a useful lens for reflecting on the Australian Government, itself currently the object of criticism, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ in Eureka Street.

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Inspired by Lima talks

Catholic Earthcare Australia joined faith communities in Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens on Tuesday night to pray for action on climate change, as part of a series of global prayer vigils coinciding with UN climate talks in Lima, Peru.

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Tango in Buenos Aires

Some 7,000 tango dancers have decided to perform a flash mob for the Pope to celebrate his 78th birthday this month, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Fight against sorcery

Churches in Melanesia are trying to combat the worst effects of a belief in sorcery and witchcraft, but it's not an easy task, reports Radio Australia.

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Now in Toowoomba

From 1850s France to Second World War England, the Coventry Crucifix has finally found a home in Toowoomba, reports Central Queensland News.

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Refugees in Mosul

The Turks seem wedded to the position that there is a moral equivalence between Islamic and Christian fundamentalisms. If that is the case, and I think it is, then they were given a pass by the Pope, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.

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Philip Hughes

Australia’s Ambassador to the Holy See, John McCarthy, arranged for Mass to be offered last night in the chapel of the Venerable English College in Rome for Phillip Hughes and his family.

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Staffing changes flagged

Catholic clergy are among a group of prominent Australian religious leaders who have written a letter to the ABC protesting cuts to its religious programming and staffing.

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Historic gathering

An extraordinary gathering of world religious leaders, including Pope Francis, a Zen Buddhist master, Sunni and Shia clerics, the Archbishop of Canterbury and a South American rabbi have signed a pledge to eradicate slavery by 2020. 

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Installation strikes chord

Sometimes the simplicity of a child’s words can bring stark light to the darkest of issues. For those involved with a campaign to end the immigration detention of children, such an experience played out recently in Melbourne.

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Chinese Bishop Ma

When people talk of “The Asian Century,” they are usually refering to economic and political dominance. But if the growth of Christianity in the region continues, then this could also turn out to be the Asian Christian Century.

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Advent

The website for the Vanderbilt Divinity Library offers a terrific one-stop shop of readings, prayers, and artwork relating to each Sunday. 

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Notre Dame University

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Archbishop Cupich

Hailed as a "moderate voice” in American Catholicism who is seeking to tone down the culture wars, Chicago's new Archbishop Blase Cupich has weighed in on Communion rights, immigration reform and gay marriage.

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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

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

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