Koreans waiting for Francis

Pope Francis will pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice of South Korea's first Catholics when he beatifies 124 tortured and executed martyrs at a special Mass in Seoul on Saturday, reports AFP/Yahoo7.

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Fr Miguel Pajares

An elderly Spanish priest infected with Ebola has died in a Madrid hospital, five days after being evacuated from Liberia, according to agency reports in The Sydney Morning Herald

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Armenian leader accused

A highly respected leader of the Armenian Church in Australia was once a KGB agent, according to newly released Russian intelligence archives, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Church compensation submission

The Truth, Justice and Healing Council has called for a national redress scheme to be administered by the federal government, but funded by the institutions responsible for the harm, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Christian leaders arrested

A Josephite sister was among the praying protesters who were arrested yesterday at federal Treasurer Joe Hockey's electorate office in Sydney, reports The Australian.

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Oui Minister

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Comedy and critique

This is a story about a French government, focusing on the minister for foreign affairs. There is a glimpse of a photo of George W Bush, which seems to indicate that the setting is around an imminent invasion of a Middle East country.

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Salesian College attack

A graffiti message reading 'shame on u all' has been uncovered at a Catholic school in Melbourne's north-west that was victim to a suspected arson attack on Sunday, reports The Herald Sun.

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Benedict in Cuba

Cuba’s Communist Government has permitted the building of the first new Catholic church since the Marxist revolution of 1959, reports The Tablet.

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Simone Lia

Graphic novelist Simone Lia explains how a bunny rabbit, a neglected boy and a group of Mormons led her back to the Catholic Church, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Homeless touch all society

To be homeless would be one of our worst nightmares. To have to ask ourselves where we would sleep tonight, to have nothing on which to cook — we just don’t want to go there, writes Andrew Hamilton.

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Yazidis seek refuge

Yazidi survivors on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq are battling thirst and disease, and are forced to fight with the goats for the remaining water while in the distance, the lights of Islamic State checkpoints loom menacingly.

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Summer opening

As the Pope resists taking up temporary residence in Castel Gandolfo, the director of the Papal Villas said Francis 'strongly desired that [the villas] be opened as a sign of sharing something unique, a common good.'

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Romantic comedy

This is an American romantic comedy about a cynical, moody, and sullen Connecticut real estate agent, Oren Little (Michael Douglas), who doesn't really get on well with anybody, and finds romance unexpectedly.

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Pierre Ryckmans

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has paid tribute to Pierre Ryckmans, the Catholic academic and author who was one of the world’s most eminent Sinologists and literary figures, who died in Sydney yesterday aged 78, reports The Australian.

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Passionists

This is the homepage of the Passionists, a religious institute founded by Saint Paul of the Cross with a special emphasis on the Passion of Jesus Christ. 

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Notre Dame University

Click on Media Releases to read the latest.

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Four Corners allegation

The Church did not sack a parish priest even after an internal investigation commissioned by then Archbishop of Melbourne, George Pell, discovered he was guilty of child sex abuse, reports The Australian.

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Historic assault alleged

The former principal of a northern NSW Catholic college will face court next week over the alleged indecent assault of a boy, reports The Northern Star.

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Bishop Collins

Bishop Ted Collins, who was the Bishop of Darwin for 21 years, has died aged 83, reports the ABC  on Yahoo7.

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$22m write off

The Vatican has booked a loss for the entire amount of A$22 million invested in an Italian televsion company by then Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, reports Reuters/Ucanews.

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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

Mass Online

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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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