Cardinal Pell with brother bishops

Nearly three thousand people attended Cardinal Pell's farewell Mass at St Mary's Cathedral last Thursday night, travelling from all over Sydney, the north and south coasts and interstate, reports the Archdiocese of Sydney.

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Francis goes to Confession

Pope Francis has surprised his master of ceremonies by going to Confession in public himself during a penance service, reports CNS in The Catholic Herald.

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anniversary Mass

The Sisters of Charity will hold a Mass and afternoon tea at St Patrick's Cathedral in Parramatta on Saturday, April 5, as part of their 175th anniversary celebrations.

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Francis intervenes

A man has been released from immigration detention in the United States after his 10-year-old daughter travelled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help, reports AAP in The Herald Sun.

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Compensation payments review

Cardinal George Pell has told the parents of two child sex abuse victims that the Church will review its compensation payments, even if it costs hundreds of millions of dollars, reports the ABC.

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Notre Dame University

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Daughters of Charity

The Daughters of Charity are a world wide community of women who seek and serve God in people who are poor and marginalised, in a spirit of humility, simplicity and charity.

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Bishop Putney mourned

The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Denis Hart, has paid to tribute to the Bishop of Townsville, Michael Putney, who has died after a battle with stomach cancer.

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Sr Teresa Forcades

The image that surfaces when Sr Teresa Forcades speaks is evocative of spiraling energy, bubbling in spirit, and of being on the ground with the needs of the people of God, reports NCR Online.

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Religious against climate change

The present environmental crisis is a moral issue for those of all faiths, writes  retired Anglican Bishop George Browning, in The Canberra Times.

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Leaders find common ground

In their first encounter, Pope Francis received US President Barack Obama at the Vatican yesterday for a discussion that touched on several areas of tension between the Church and the White House, including religious freedom and medical ethics, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Mission Society

The Columbans are a missionary society of priests who work in cooperation with lay people and Columban Sisters in solidarity with the poor and the integrity of creation.

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Notre Dame University

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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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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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