Cristian and his family

Cristian, a 33-year-old farmer, lives in a remote Andean village in Peru. To modernise their farming practices, Cristian and other young farmers participated in a development program run by Caritas Australia’s local partner as part of Project Compassion.

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Graham West

Not-for-profit consultant Graham West has been elected as new president of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

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My School changes welcome

The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the Government’s announcement of plans to refine and enhance the My School website.

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Trappist monastery

Odd the things one comes across looking for a website to feature on CathNews. Here is one for Trappist Caskets, handcrafted at New Melleray Abbey, the monastery built by the order more than 160 years ago in the heartland of America.

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James Robertson

More and more, I'm finding that stories - especially biographies and memoirs - inspire and feed my spiritual life, writes Heidi Klumpf in NCR Online.

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Notre Dame University

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International cast

Being a criminal does not necessarily being a mastermind, a mistake probably many criminals make. It is certainly a mistake that the criminals involved in this kidnapping make time and time again.

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Praying on the Holy Stairs

Despite a deluge of tourists, one Rome attraction has managed to hold on to its spiritual side, reports the Catholic News Service in NCR Online.

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New animation series

CatholicLink has launched the first chapter of its new animated series dedicated to Pope Francis, named Pope Francis Minute. It will be a bilingual production (English and Spanish), reports the website.

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Gallipoli cemetery

Christopher Willcock SJ discusses the story behind the Mass for the Fallen, to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary, 2014 – 2018.

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Father Cao Jianyou

Two unregistered Chinese priests were forcibly removed by Government officials and police while giving a blessing during Sunday Mass at a prayer house in the north-eastern city of Harbin, reports Ucanews.

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Bleak but gripping

This Russian drama, set in the coastal town of Pribrezhny in Northern Russia, tells the story of Kolya, his wife, Lilya, and Romka, his son from another marriage, whose lives come under siege from a corrupt mayor, Vadim.

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Historical allegations

Police have launched an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse at Sydney's St Ignatius College Riverview dating back more than 30 years, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Wants churches demolished

There are several interesting things to bear in mind when considering the Grand Mufti’s latest pronouncement calling for the demolition of all churches in the Arabian peninsula, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

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Bill de Blasio

As the leader of a famously secular city, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has emerged as an unexpected a champion of religion whose administration has advanced the cause of faith groups in the unlikeliest of public squares, reports The New York Times in Crux.

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Church submission released

Generous financial payments, ongoing care and support, and a meaningful apology should be key elements of a national child sexual abuse redress scheme, according to the Church submission to the Royal Commission released yesterday.

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Holy Year

Pope Francis has declared a Global Jubilee Holy Year for Mercy, beginning in December. Okay, good... but what does a Holy Year actually signify, and what is its purpose. CathNews turned to the Vatican website for answers.

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Notre Dame University

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Notre Dame University

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Proper funeral at last

A Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Richard III was “a profound and essential Christian duty” and what the former English monarch would have wanted, reports The Catholic 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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

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

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