Fancis at mafia vigil

The Church does not have to demonstrate to anyone that it is against the Mafia, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.

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Francis blesses a casting

In a small college town 32km north of Charlotte, North Carolina, the statue of Homeless Jesus is provoking more conversation than a month of Sunday sermons, reports Ucanews.

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Survivor speaks out

The lone clerical abuse survivor to sit on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors said it needs to achieve concrete change to 'show other survivors that the Church is going to get it right,' reports the Catholic News Service.

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Substantial assets

The Archdiocese of Sydney controls funds with assets of $1.24 billion and generates annual multimillion-dollar surpluses, according to evidence tendered yesterday to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse.

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Notre Dame University

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Bl. Edmund Rice

The Christian Brothers Congregation Chapter 2014 is currently taking place in Nairobi, Kenya. This website is a communications platform for the Chapter. The theme is 'Drawn by mystery, destined for life.'

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Noel Pearson

Lawyer, academic and prominent Aboriginal rights activist Noel Pearson will deliver the biennial Bishop Manning Lecture in Sydney on April 3.

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Archbishop Gallagher

The man in charge of finding a replacement for Cardinal Pell in Sydney is Australia’s Apostolic Nuncio to the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Gallagher. Here he speaks to Kairos Catholic Journal about the role of the nunciature in Australia.

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Manus Island

When governments treat asylum seekers harshly, people ask whether what they are doing is right. This is the ethical question, and it will receive one of three responses, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ in Eureka Street.

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King Hamad of Bahrain

A Catholic charity has donated A$840,000 towards the construction of Bahrain’s first Catholic cathedral, which will also serve Catholics in neighbouring Saudi Arabia, where church-building is outlawed, reports The Tablet.

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Faith and astronomy

The Vatican’s Observatory has announced that for the first time it will be hosting a workshop analysing the relationship between faith and astronomy for parish educators, which is slated to take place next spring, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Companions

The Cenacle Sisters companion people on their faith journey in the midst of life. Living justice and Gospel values, they draw from their experience of God, to create a place where people can encounter God.

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Politicians hit back

The Bishop of Portsmouth in England has provoked criticism from Catholic MPs after saying that politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Communion, reports The Tablet.

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Church in Enugu

Catholics in a northern Nigerian city are risking their lives to attend Sunday Mass, as their community has fallen prey to violence from radical extremists, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Cocaine bound for Vatican

German customs officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine destined for the Vatican in January, a German newspaper reported on Sunday, reports AP in The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Claims treated sceptically

Cardinal Pell has told the Royal Commission that the government should set up an independent body to decide the payment of damages to child abuse victims. He also criticised senior Church clerics, staff and lawyers over their roles in an abuse case.

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ACMRO event

The official launch of What The Catholic Church Teaches About Asylum and Migration will be held tomorrow at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney.

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Activist Ruki Fernando

Police in Sri Lanka have released two outspoken Catholic human rights activists whose arrests were decried internationally, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Bishop Sheen

The life of any holy person moving towards canonisation is worth rejoicing over, but the case of Archbishop Sheen is especially significant for our times, writes Francis Philiips in The Catholic Herald.

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Sister Scuccia

The cliche 'voice of an angel' has been worn thin by reality TV talent shows. But Sister Cristina Scuccia, a 25-year-old member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family, has a unique claim on the mantle, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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