Cardinal on the rise

Currently, the Irish betting firm Paddy Power has Cardinal Tagle of the Philippines as favourite to be the next Pope. The prelate dubbed the “Asian Francis” got another boost last week with his election to lead Caritas Internationalis, writes John Allen in Crux.

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Archbishop Fisher

The Archbishop of Sydney and one of Australia’s most senior Church leaders, Anthony Fisher, has told ABC Radio that the 'Ellis defence' is no longer a legal tactic used within his Archdiocese.

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Strong message

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, said the Church needs a "reality check" after the predominantly Catholic Irish nation voted to approve gay marriage, reports AFP in The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Call to Church lawyers

Convicted paedophile Robert Best remains a Christian Brother, with no plans to expel him from the order, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was told on Friday.

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Help choose vocations

This website has been set up to help women and men who are considering entering the priesthood or religious life find an order that is right for them.

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Brothers in all senses

It’s a good thing Brother Angelus wears glasses, otherwise it would be really hard to tell him apart from Brother Innocent. Besides their looks and matching habits, they share an infectious zeal and joy for the Gospel that they’re taking to the streets, and to TV.

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Hailed as unity step

In a ceremony on Saturday believed to be the largest religious gathering ever in Central America, the late Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated for defending the poor and victims of human rights abuses in El Salvador, was beatified, reports Crux.

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Cardinal Pell

The Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP, has defended Cardinal George Pell over his handling of child sexual abuse in the Church, reports The Age.

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Black comedy

This Argentinean-Spanish black comedy is composed of six stand-alone segments, integrated by the theme of vengeance. It was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2015 Academy Awards and co-produced by Pedro Almodovar.

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Delightful animation

This is a Japanese animated film based on the children's novel, When Marnie was There, by the British author, Joan Robinson.

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The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Goonellabah are an enclosed community of nuns living near Lismore in northern NSW.

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Plagued by violence

Thirty-five years after the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero and on the eve of his beatification this weekend, El Salvador is as deeply divided as ever, and violence is once again ubiquitous, reports NCR Online.

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Cake case highlights limits

As many people have already observed, the bakery discrimination case involving the Ashers is bound to have an influence on the same-sex marriage vote in Ireland, writes Ed West in The Catholic Herald.

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New development model needed

A new development model is needed to combat global warming, one that marries economic growth to combat poverty with a sustainable use of resources, according to Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, reports AP in Crux.

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Plea for compassion

Pope Francis has compared the plight of the stranded Rohingya people from Myanmar with that of victims of persecution in Syria and Iraq, reports Ucanews.

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Notre Dame University

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Notre Dame University

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Unhappy with delays

Anger is building among teachers in WA Catholic schools who are yet to receive the pay rise that public school teachers got six months ago, reports The West Australian.

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Vote will affect social fabric

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has warned that a vote in favour of legalising gay marriage in Ireland risks the understanding of the family and the stability of society, reports The Tablet.

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A US federal appeals court has told the University of Notre Dame it must cover the cost of birth control for its students and staff, reports AP in Crux.

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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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