Cardinal Clancy in 2005

The former Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Clancy, has died at the age of 90, after years of ill-health. Cardinal Clancy passed away early yesterday at the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home at Randwick, reports AAP in The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Sign of peace

The Vatican has called for the faithful to be more restrained when offering the sign of peace during Mass, reports The Tablet.

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Dr Trish Hindmarsh

Catholic school classes in Tasmania will be disrupted next Thursday when almost 400 teachers strike, reports The Examiner.

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Patient in Christian hospital

Caritas Jerusalem is appealing for peace in Gaza following the death of the first Christian in the conflict, and the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has also called for an end to the violence, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Signs are good

A century after it was founded, members of the NSW Catholic deaf community reflect on the foundation of a ministry to the deaf and hearing impaired, and how to maintain their identity in a changing culture, writes Sharyn McCowen.

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Dante

ABC TV's Book Club, presented by Jennifer Byrne, is running a series of programs themed around the Seven Deadly Sins, taking each in turn and examining its role in literature.

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CathFamily

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cath family

This website is dedicated to assisting families in making the home the living heart of the church.

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Judith Lynch

I’m an ordinary sort of person and that’s how I find God; disguised in the ordinary of my life. That’s my vocation too – helping others to recognise God in their ordinary, writes Judith Lynch in The Good Oil.

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From 18th century

During his visit to Korea in two weeks, Pope Francis is to beatify Paul Yun Ji-chung, the nation's first martyr, as well as 123 companions who were killed for the faith in the 19th century, reports EWTN News/Ucanews.

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Swearing and drugs

Conservative Christian groups are outraged at a 'black Jesus' comedy character on American television with a foul mouth and who takes drugs, reports The New York Daily News/Ucanews.

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Germans say churches culpable

Germany's Catholic bishops have acknowledged that the Churches share responsibility for 'war-mongering' in the build-up to the First World War and warned against 'inflated nationalism' and 'destructive self-interest,' reports The Tablet.

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Joint program

The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) and the University of South Australia’s More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI) have jointly launched a $500,000 Indigenous education program.

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Govt reversal

The Catholic Prison Ministry and the Prisoner’s Legal Service have had their annual tours of Queensland prisons scrapped, with the State’s Corrective Services Department finding no need for the group interviews, reports The Brisbane Times.

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Safe in Greek Orthodox church

When the staff at the lone Catholic parish in the Gaza Strip received Israeli text warnings to evacuate the premises, that was easier said than done, reports the Catholic News service.

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Common sense secrets

Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis' secret recipe for happiness. In an interview published in the Argentine weekly Viva, the Pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to life.

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Recent demonstration in Iraq

France is ready to welcome Christians fleeing the area of Iraq controlled by Islamic State group's fighters, with two ministers saying the country is 'outraged' by their persecution, reports Al Jazeera/Ucanews.

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Royal School of Church Music

The Multicultural Church Music Festival will be held in Melbourne on August 9.

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Australian Jesuits

Today is the feast day of the founder of the Jesuits, St Ignatius Loyola, so CN decided this was a perfect time to have a look at the website of the Jesuits in Australia.

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Christian houses marked

British Prime Minister David Cameron caused consternation among the secular intelligentsia in 2011 when he declared: 'We are a Christian country and we should not be afraid to say so.' Yet where is a 'Christian foreign policy',  asks The Tablet in an editorial.

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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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