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After languishing in storage for more than 30 years, three giant collages and other works by French artist Henri Matisse have been given a permanent home in the Vatican Museums, reports the Catholic News Service. The new space dedicated to the cartoons,

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Fr Michael Sliney discusses the Feast of Corpus Christi in his weekly two-minute Gospel video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnCmj2B-6kE

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Not to be confused with the animated film classic, “Sleeping Beauty”, this erotic tale tells the story of a struggling university student, Lucy (Emily Browning), who is put to sleep for sessions with wealthy, elderly men. They can do anything they

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'Where the Feeble Senses Fail', on Flickr --- More than 5,000 faithful are expected to take part in the annual Procession of the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday from Sydney's St Patrick's Church, on Church Hill, to St Mary's Cathedral to celebrate the feast

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Pope Pius XII --- An Israeli ambassador has added to the controversy surrounding Pope Pius XII, saying the War-time pontiff did actually save thousands of Jews, reports Speroforum news. Ambassador Mordechai Lewy said on Thursday that "as of the raid of

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Mental illness of a family member hurts the family's connection with the religious community, a new study by a US university has found, leading many affected families to leave the church and their faith behind, reports the News Medical website. The study by

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Screenshot from ucanews.com ---  A diocese in China's Sichuan province is scheduled to hold an episcopal ordination of a candidate not approved by the Vatican, on June 29, the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul, reports ucanews.com. A Church

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Screenshot from the Herald Sun report --- For East Melbourne's Sisters of St Joseph Patricia Williams, the next best thing to God is footy, says the Herald Sun. For decades, Sister Patricia has dedicated herself to helping others - but through it all she

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'letters', on Flickr --- The Sisters of St Joseph are releasing a new collection of correspondence, Mary MacKillop and a Nest of Crosses, which offers an insight into the events leading up to and during her excommunication, the sisters said in a media

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I was born in Sydney in 1980. I grew up in Brisbane and am the older of two girls. I was born a sportswoman and spent most of my childhood and teenage years competing at State and National levels, says Sr Mel Dwyer in the Record. I loved all sports but the

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This time last year, the clerical sex abuse crisis was raging across central Europe. It has subsided now, but aftershocks are still being felt, writes Austen Ivereigh in America magazine. In Germany and Austria, where church members pay a tax unless they

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Bookings close tomorrow for next week's 7th Annual St Thomas More Forum Lecture, to be given this year by Robert French (pictured), Chief Justice of the High Court. Justice French will talk about the powers of public officials, mechanisms

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the ordination of Benedict XVI later this month, Bavarians held a parade of marching bands, horses and chariots carrying the most important churches from the pope's homeland. Rome Reports has video footage of

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Screenshot from The Australian --- The new translation of the missal was used in Mass for the first time on Sunday, and won praise from a priest of almost six decades and another who has just celebrated his first Mass, reports the Australian. Father Tim

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Screenshot from itsanhonour.gov.au --- A Catholic man was appointed Member (AM) of the Order of Australia on the Queen's Birthday this year, in recognition of serving in the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John at a national and

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Image from the Sydney Morning Herald --- Students at St Ignatius College, Riverview, in Sydney have shaved their heads to support a teacher who underwent surgery for breast cancer, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Last week, Mrs Rosanna

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Director of the Edmund Rice Centre, Phil Glendenning --- The past policy of hosting asylum seekers on Nauru was a disaster and little has changed, the director of the Edmund Rice Centre has told the ABC. ERC director Phil Glendenning says because

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Screenshot from the Inner West Courier --- The CEO of Sydney's Catholic schools will have a piece of cardboard to sleep on and a beanie to keep his head warm, when he sleeps rough to raise money for the homeless, reports the Inner West Courier. Dr Dan

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Image of a church in China, on Flickr --- The Vatican hopes China's postponement of a bishop's ordination will mark the end to all ordinations without papal approval in China, reports the Catholic News Service. The Vatican confirmed the planned illicit

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If Jesuit Fr Geoffrey Schneider knew that he would still be working at the age of 98, he may just have chosen another vocation, for it was the Jesuits' fierce work ethic that put him off joining the novitiate in the first place, reports Province Express. "I

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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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