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The Franciscans in the Holy Land, who have preserved Catholic sanctuaries in the area throughout the past 800 years, have a website offering information about pilgrimages to the region.

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Auxiliary Bishop Shomali

Leaders of a small Catholic community in the Holy Land have reacted with dismay to a decision by Israel’s Supreme Court to allow the building of the separation barrier through the historic Cremisan Valley, reports Vatican radio.

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Documents not produced

The Church's insurance company has been ordered to reappear before the Royal Commission tomorrow in Sydney to explain why it has failed to produce documents requested by the inquiry, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Order Statement now

Each year, the Australian Bishops issue a major statement for the coming year on Social Justice Sunday, the last Sunday in September.

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Thanks God for his talent

El Hijo del Fantasma, one of Mexico’s most famous wrestlers, studied international relations at a private Catholic university, and prays every day to thank God for his talent, reports The Telegraph in London.

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Concerted attack

In a series of articles, The Australian newspaper has strongly criticised Laudato Si', the Encyclical Letter by Pope Francis as being wrong about climate change and ignorant about economics, writes Bruce Duncan in Eureka Street.

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Bishop Ma

Priests and nuns in the Shanghai Diocese - whose Bishop is in detention - are being required to attend “learning” classes on the central theme of the National Congress of the Communist Party, reports Ucanews.

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Aleppo devastated

Some 240 people, mainly Christians, have been brought out of Syria's second city of Aleppo and taken to Belgium, the government in Brussels says.

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Notre Dame University

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Br Bernard Hartman

A paedophile Brother who preyed on three children in Melbourne before returning to America was ordered by his Marianist religious order to undergo psychosexual therapy 26 years before being charged by Victoria police, reports The Age.

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Green hat on again

Pope Francis dedicated his last day in Ecuador mainly to the environment, declaring that greater protection of nature, including the nearby Amazon rainforest, is no longer a recommendation but a requirement for survival, reports Crux.

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Doctrine often neglected

Two surveys of Catholics in the West suggests that on divorcees, contraception and gay people they are at odds with doctrine, which is often not enforced.

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Culinary innovation

An avant-garde Bolivian restaurant hopes this week to serve a well-known, non-paying customer and receive a holy seal of approval for its new creation: A quinoa-based communion wafer, reports Reuters.

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Inspired by visit

A video game about the Popemobile, developed by Paraguayans ahead of his visit this week, helps the Pope dodge potholes and other obstacles, reports AFP/ABC.

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Victory for community

Three Townsville Catholics in a battle with the Immigration Department to stay in Australia are smiling with relief ­– and fellow parishioners are offering prayers of thanks – following ministerial intervention to stop their deportations, reports The Catholic Leader.

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National representation

Catholic Social Services Australia represents a national network of 59 Catholic social service organisations that provide direct support to more than one million Australians each year.

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Trial this weekend

One of the pivotal moments of Francis's papacy is set to begin back in Rome on Saturday with the opening of a criminal trial for former papal diplomat Józef Wesołowski on charges of sexual abuse of minors, writes John Allen in Crux.

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Dangers of legalisation

Leading medical and legal ethicist Margaret Somerville warns that the European experience shows euthanasia is more widespread, not strictly limited, as its proponents promised.

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Archbishop Porteous

The Archbishop of Hobart, Julian Porteous, has taken to social to media to explain the Church’s position on marriage, posting a two-minute video to address criticism of the decision to distribute the Don’t Mess with Marriage booklet.

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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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