60 year study

Negative attitudes towards the Church and its leadership have increased in recent years, due to hostility to official teaching and clerical sexual abuse, a new academic study has found, reports The Tablet.

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Crowe goes Biblical

Sir Ridley Scott, the British filmmaker, is set to emulate the legendary director and producer Cecil B DeMille with a series of Bible-inspired blockbusters, reports The Sunday Times in The Australian.

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Celibacy reforms hint

Pope Francis appears to be leaning towards giving Catholic bishops around the globe the power to decide whether to end celibacy for priests in their jurisdiction, a priest turned academic says, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Caught up in scandal

Reforms are underway at the Vatican bank after a crisis so deep that it has direct links with the resignation of Benedict XVI, writes Jason Berry in The Tablet.

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Faith and Safety

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Safety

This website is a guide intended to give you an overview of the key issues for technology safety through the eyes of faith.

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Celibacy to be addressed

About two per cent of Catholic clerics are sexual abusers, an Italian newspaper yesterday quoted Pope Francis as saying. But the Vatican has issued a statement saying some parts of the article were not accurate, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Insurance company silent

The Catholic Church Insurance company (CCI) has not disclosed whether or not it will try to recover almost $9 million that might have been wrongly paid out on behalf of the Marist Brothers, reports The Canberra Times.

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New icons added

In addition to smiley faces, high heels, and frogs, Unicode is rolling out a new batch of 250 emojis, or emoticons, including a set of religious icons, reports the Religion News Service.

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Palestinian man examines damage

Members of the tiny Christian community in the Gaza Strip have been keeping tabs on each other and lending a helping hand during Israeli airstrikes, but nowhere in the territory is really safe, said a priest at the territory's only Catholic parish.

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Restraint crucial

There are three key reasons why Israel should resist unbridled vengeance and instead, deliver a proportionate response to the killing of three Israeli teenaers, writers Matthew Beard in ABC Online.

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Cerantonio at Manila airport

Australian religious extremist Musa Cerantonio, a Catholic who converted to Islam at age 17, will face deportation to Australia from the Philippines after being arrested on the weekend, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Amazonian adventures

They liked it so much, Blu and his Jewel fly away to Rio again... taking the highly urbanised kids with them. Surprise for the family – they spend much of this adventure in the Amazonian jungle. 

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Notre Dame University

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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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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

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

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