With San Lorenzo jersey

The Pope has donated his favourite football souvenirs, including a shirt signed by soccer superstar Pele, to the Vatican museums, reports The Telegraph in Britain.

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Cardinal Pell

Cardinal George Pell has always been a controversial figure. So why did Pope Francis bring him to the Vatican and place him in a position of power, asks Robert Mickens in NCR Online.

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Father Bob

Father Bob Maguire shares some insights on what he knows about women with The Sydney Morning Herald.

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CCER

The Catholic Commission for Employment Relations is an advisory body for Catholic employers in NSW and the ACT, providing employers with expert advice, support and training on employment relations and people management.

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Early warning systems

Countless lives were saved in the Philippines last weekend by early warning systems funded by Catholics in England and Wales, according to aid agency CAFOD, reports The Tablet.

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Bishop Saunders of Broome

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council has called on Government to take stock of its human rights performance: "Recent developments in Indigenous affairs and immigration policy give cause to ask, ‘What’s happening to our nation?’”

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Francis opens 2014 Synod

To prepare for the 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family, the Vatican is sending bishops a questionnaire on a range of topics, including marriage and sexuality, that proved controversial at this year's Synod, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Heritage

At the official website of the Vatican Museums, you can keep up to date with exhibitions or just browse through the news and information on the rich heritage of our Church.

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Biblical epic

This is a spectacular epic, based on the book of Exodus, interpreting the character of Moses as a Prince of Egypt, his discovery of his Hebrew origins and his return to lead his people out of Egypt.

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Sr Lisa giving instructions

Sister Lisa Maurer is a Benedictine nun in Duluth Minnesota, who works at a health centre next to her monastery. She also happens to coach a men’s football team, reports the Catholic News Service in Crux.

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Edith Sitwell

British writers Edith Sitwell and Muriel Spark were both converts to Catholicism. Although Spark's was predictable, Sitwell's path to commitment was less obvious. So I asked her biographer for his opinion, writes Francis Phillips in The Catholic Herald.

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Appeal against contraception law

The Little Sisters of the Poor in Denver, Colorado, have asked a US appeals court to shield them from the federal contraception mandate, saying that it threatens their 175 years of service to the poor and dying, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Jeanne Emilie De Villeneuve

Pope Francis has recognised the miracles needed for the canonisation of two Palestinian nuns and of a French woman who founded a religious order, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Notre Dame University

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Crisis proportions

A public forum on the crisis facing Christianity in the Middle-East will be held this Friday at Macquarie University in Sydney.

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Change not warranted

The Catholic Education Office is one of several religious groups campaigning against a Victorian Labor proposal to make it harder for faith-based organisations to discriminate against employees because of their faith or sexuality, reports The Age.

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The website

The Sisters of the Resurrection live an active-contemplative life, striking a balance between service, prayer and leisure. In Australia, they operate in ministry in Adelaide and Melbourne.

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Donor and recipient

Two years ago, US pastor Fr Michael Whyte announced at Mass that he was on the waiting list for a kidney. Several parishioners offered to be tested to see if they could be a donor but Margaret Domashinski knew she would be the one, reports NCR.

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Australian Tracey Rowland

Pope Francis said he was pleased that five of the 30 members of the International Theological Commission are women, but added that the Church in general needs more women theologians, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Notre Dame University

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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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