Surprising champion

Who is the most formidable defender of persecuted Christians? Many would nominate Pope Francis, who has offered thunderous denunciations of attacks on the faithful. But another candidate is emerging: The future king of England, writes Ed West.

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Cardinal Müller

ACN says refugees are 'people like us', Cardinal Pell on no more economic scandals, SSPX says Francis too optimistic, Cardinal Müller argues with German cardinals, directive to keep Mafia out of Easter procession.

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WYD in Rio

A new airport, improved road and rail links, a fleet of dream buses, and a "Youth Bible" are among features projected for the Church's 14th international celebration of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in 2016.

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Francis begins Holy Week

Holy Week was the focus of the Church worldwide this week, and there are a many inspiring and faith-affriming videos which attest to that.

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Jamberoo Abbey

When visitors enter the Jamberoo Abbey church south of Sydney, the first thing to strike them is the stunning backdrop of full length glass windows behind the altar and tabernacle, writes Debra Vermeer.

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George Devassy

Born and raised in India, George Devassy has a real passion for young people and for his faith as a Catholic. And it is this passion that led him to become the international co-ordinator of the Jesus Youth lay movement at the age of 26.

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Passion of Jesus

As Christians, we believe that Jesus gave us both his life and his death. Too often, however, we do not distinguish between the two, writes Ron Rolheiser.

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Tensions spilling over

Two bishops in the UK have reminded the nearly 500 priests who recently signed an open letter resisting change to the Church’s current moral teaching not to use the media to make their voices heard, reports The Tablet.

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Excited at new role

The Bishop of Broken Bay, Peter Comensoli, has taken up his appointment as chairman of Catholic Education Commission NSW.

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Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

If you have ever visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, you will know what an extraordinary place it is - a combination of noise. tourists, beauty, gravity - and faith. It's the focus for Christians world-wide this week. 

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Archbishop Fisher

The Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP, and the Archbishop of Melbouren, Denis Hart, have released a video Easter message, as have the Bishops of Sandhurst and Maitland-Newcastle.

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Paedophile link denied

The Church has denied there is any link between three suspicious fires at Melbourne suburban churches and a paedophile priest, reports 3AW.

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Opened last week

Award-winning director Óscar Parra de Carrizosa has made a film about the life of Jesus Christ, titled The Spine of God, which premiered last week.

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Journey of faith

If you happen to see a group of more than 1000 young people walking the streets of Blacktown in western Sydney late at night on Good Friday, there's no need to be alarmed, reports The Blacktown Sun.

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Notre Dame University

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Notre Dame University

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Cardinal Muller

The head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has introduced clarity to the question of the relationship between the centre and the periphery, between the Papacy and local bishops’ conferences, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

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Richard Chamberlain in Thorn Birds

They solve crimes, fight aliens, minister to dying soldiers, squabble in the rectory, comfort wounded soldiers, and stumble into scandal. Crux has created this list of popular priests seen on the small screen.

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Happy Easter

CathNews will not be published tomorrow or Easter Monday. However, you can enjoy some quality reading over the Easter weekend with CathNews Perspectives, which will be published as usual on Good Friday.

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Appointment defended

The Vatican has responded to public outcry against Pope Francis' naming of a new bishop in Chile accused of covering up sexual abuse, saying his candidature was "carefully examined" prior to his appointment, reports NCR Online.

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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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