Catholic social justice at work

Several US bishops have praised Cesar Chavez, a new movie about the labour rights leader and devout Catholic, for its portrayal of a man whom they say embodied the ideals of Catholic social justice, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Archbishop Ferdnando Capalla

Retired Philippines Archbishop Fernando Capalla has condemned the killing of his brother Romeo Capalla, an ex-rebel, and demanded the investigation of this and other killings being blamed on government forces, reports NCR Online.

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World Vision reversal

After announcing earlier this week that it would recognise same-sex marriage of its employees, Christian relief organisation World Vision reversed course on Wednesday, reports the Religion News Service on Ucanews.

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Cardinal Pell apologises

Cardinal George Pell has publicly apologised to a victim of child sexual abuse, saying the Church failed in its moral and pastoral responsibilities, reports the ABC on Yahoo7.

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Fr John Petrulis

Sacred Heart Mission in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda, an inner-city refuge for mainly homeless and troubled men, was a swarm of gentle chaos on a Sunday morning in mid-November, reports NCR Online.

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Endless Love

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Emotional rermake

It was surprising in 1981 that celebrated film director, Franco Zeffirelli, directed the Hollywood film Endless Love. It was a star vehicle for Brooke Shields in those days and Tom Cruise had a small role.

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175th anniversary

As part of their 175th anniversary celebrations, the Sisters of Charity are holding a pilgrimage in Sydney this Sunday from Circular Quay to Parramatta.

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Virgin Mary birth queried

The Australian Catholic University has defended itself over allegations of interference in academic freedom when it demanded a note be placed in a scholarly journal, against the editor’s wishes, reports The Australian.

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Dead fetuses burned

The British government has imposed an immediate ban on the incineration of miscarried and aborted babies after journalists found cases of hospitals burning fetuses to generate heat, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Sacked over excesses

The Vatican has accepted the resignation of a German bishop who was at the centre of controversy over expenditures for his residence and a diocesan centre, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Impact of US damages

Cardinal George Pell wanted to avoid big damages verdicts like those in the US when he set up the Melbourne Response to deal with child sex abuse complaints with a $50,000 cap on payouts in the 1990s, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Bishops object

The Philippines bishops’ conference has begun a social media campaign in their long running fight against the Reproductive Health Law, which would provide funding for contraception and sex education, reports Ucanews.

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March meeting

What is likely to happen when Obama visits Pope Francis in Rome today? Two earlier visits give us a good indication, writes Thomas Reese in NCR Online.

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Restorer Chiara Munzi at work

A restorer carefully peeled back a thin wet veil of paper from a black sooty wall to see what was hidden underneath. From behind the layers of grime and dirt emerged the frescoed images of a fallen Roman column, reports the CNS/NCR Online.

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Special place

Meditation upon the mysteries of the Rosary will be that much easier for the students of Our Lady of the Rosary School at Kenmore in Brisbane, thanks to the efforts of the Samford Area Men’s Shed, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Notre Dame University

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Tarrawarra

Tarrawarra Abbey is a community of Cistercian monks in the heart of the Yarra Valley, 60 kilometres north-east of the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Win for agency

The last Catholic adoption agency in Scotland has won the right to place children according to its Catholic ethos, reports The Tablet.

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Father Milchakovskyi

Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church are fleeing Crimea to escape threats of arrest and property seizures, according to a priest in Crimea, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Numero Uno

Fortune magazine has rated Pope Francis Number 1 in a list of the world's greatest and most inspirational leaders which includes heads of state, artists, business and military leaders. 

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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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