Rediscovered relevance

Few people have read Blessed Pope Paul VI's 1968 paper on life and marriage, intended as an inspiring reflection on love and relationships. Most only remember him for saying no to contraceptives. It's time to revisit his legacy, writes Bruce Duncan.

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Fulfils pledge

The Archdiocese of Chicago has released thousands of internal documents showing how it hid the sexual abuse of children by 36 priests since the 1950s, adding to similar disclosures made earlier this year, reports AP in The Huffington Post.

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Fr Gerardo Joannon

Chilean officials are investigating a series of cases in which newborn babies were allegedly stolen from the poor and given to the rich. Here is the second in a three-part series that looks at how it happened and stayed secret for so long, reports NCR.

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Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Monsignor Terence Curtin and the Reverend Father Mark Stuart Edwards OMI as Auxiliary Bishops of Melbourne.

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From Australia with pride

The Papal Nuncio to Australia, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, has been appointed as the Pope's foreign minister, the third highest position in the Vatican, following the removal of Cardinal Burke from head of the Vatican's Supreme Court.

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Notre Dame University

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Compelling performance

This sub-titled Belgian drama won the Sydney Film Prize at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival and is Belgium's submission for the Foreign Language Film Category at the 2015 Academy Awards.

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Fr Guyo Waqo on right

A Kenyan priest and four others were sentenced to death yesterday by a court in Nairobi for murdering an elderly Italian bishop almost a decade ago, reports AFP/Yahoo7.

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Fleeing Iraqi Christians

The battle for religious freedom is one of the great struggles of the 21st century and Prince Charles has taken a brave stand in its name, writes The Catholic Herald in an editorial.

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Francis fourth most powerful

Pope Francis has been named the fourth most powerful person in the world by Forbes magazine in its annual list of the world's most powerful figures, reports news.com.au

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Relatives of slain couple

Catholic leaders in Pakistan have protested the burning of a young Christian couple accused of desecrating the Koran, and a senior Vatican official has called for international intervention, reports the Catholic News Service and Vatican Insider.

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Pope can sack them

Pope Francis has codified his ability to effectively fire Catholic bishops, saying that in some circumstances, he "can consider it necessary" to ask them to resign their offices, reports NCR Online.

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The last strike

Thousands of teachers and support staff members in Catholic schools across NSW will stop work for one hour from 8.30am to 9.30am on Monday, reports The Illawarra Mercury

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Elena Lomsargis

Lithuanian migrant Elena Lomsargis shares her migration story with The Southern Cross as part of a series on how faith has shaped the lives of South Australian Catholic migrants, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Migrant and Refugee Sunday.

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Smart Loving

07-Nov-2014
The website

At the Smart Loving website, there are articles on building trust in relationships, overcoming anxiety and a whole range of topics relevant to relationships.

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New and the old

Bishop Anthony Fisher OP officially becomes the new Archbishop of Sydney next week. The Religion and Ethics Report interviews him about his vision for the role.

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Quarrying a threat

The rector of St Thomas International Shrine in Kerala, southern India, which attracts some five million pilgrims each year, fears the shrine may soon collapse if rock quarrying continues in local mines, reports Ucanews.

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Notre Dame University

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Streamline process call

Pope Francis has said the Church's marriage annulment process should be more efficient and perhaps even free of charge, and he decried any attempts to exploit it for profit, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Lively political discussion

Catholic Social Services Victoria is hosting a pre-election breakfast forum next Thursday where representatives of political parties will discuss priorities and policies with Catholic Social Services Victoria. 

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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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