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Francis has challenged the Church but how much can he change it? asks E.J. Dionne in Prospect.

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Here are some of our featured video stories which have been uploaded to or embedded in CathNews on YouTube this week (subscribe now).

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The Preca Family

12-May-2015
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The Preca Family seeks holiness through a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and by contributing to the evangelising mission of the Church.

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Pope Francis Wiki Commons

The possibility of a revolutionary pope isn't one that most Vatican-watchers have taken seriously. But then came Pope Francis. Ross Douthat reports for The Atlantic on the joy of some in the Church, and the concerns of others.

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Notre Dame University

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The 24-hour Sunday

12-May-2015
Sunday the film

Sunday is a small and modest film coming from New Zealand, effectively a two-hander, which takes place during 24 hours.

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Former priest David Rapson

A paedophile dubbed a "sadist" by his victims has been jailed for at least nine years for luring schoolboys to his office with video games, cigarettes and alcohol before sexually abusing them, reports AAP.

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New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law

For the first time, Australians can now study canon law at an Australian institution thanks to an agreement between the Broken Bay Institute and the University of St Paul in Ottawa, The Catholic Weekly reports.

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Illustration Eureka Street

Unlike Pope Leo XIII's encyclical Rerum Novarum, which emerged prior to the era of mass communication, Pope Francis' forthcoming encyclical on the environment is already generating significant push-back, writes Neil Ormerod.

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Sth America 2016

Pope Francis will visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay in July 2016, the Holy See has announced, according to The Catholic Herald.

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Bishop Hurley and the Bourkes

Darwin couple, Matt and Cathy Bourke have been named as the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference's official delegate couple at the 8th World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia from 22-27 September 2015.

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Notre Dame University

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Notre Dame University

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Archbishop David Moxon with Pope Francis (ANSA)

There is broad agreement between Anglicans and Catholics on 80% of core doctrine, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury's Representative to the Holy See, Anglican Archbishop Sir David Moxon, Vatican Radio reports.

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Boston Marathon victims memorial

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told death-penalty opponent, Sr Helen Prejean, that no-one should have to suffer as his victims did, The Canberra Times reports.

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PCCS

The Pontifical Council fro Social Communications has the task of keeping the Church up to date in terms of its messaging and platforms, as it communicates the vision  and work of the Church to the world.

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A strong screenplay bristling with solid sci-fi ideas, an impressive cast and robust design all add up to make acclaimed screenwriter Alex Garland’s directorial debut an excellent addition to the subgenre of AI robotics films.

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Cast of Pitch Perfect II

This sequel is pitched at fans of the first film. Irreverent and odd, the fun cast, quick-witted script and (most importantly) feel-good, a capella song covers won’t win many converts, but sophomore viewers will be glad the Barden Bellas are back.

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Liberation theology

Attention to the poor was the point of departure for liberation theology, according to liberation theologian, Fr Gustavo Gutierrez, writing in on May 8 in the Vatican newspaper, The Boston Pilot reports.

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CSYMA: Inspiring

The CSYMA Youth Ministry is designed to inspire and equip schools to become the centres of the New Evangelisation through both teacher and student pathways for faith formation and service opportunities.

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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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