Smiling Pope

Pope John Paul I’s Cause is moving ahead, after Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican Secretary of State, announced that the document advancing his beatification will be submitted this autumn, reports the Catholic Herald.

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Insight into planning

About one in every five school students in Australia goes to a Catholic school. Brisbane ABC anouncer Jackie McKay decided to find out a bit more about how they plan where new schools should go in Central Queensland.

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Monks in their brewery

In a hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group of monks has embraced an old tradition they hope can sustain their aging members in a world of rapidly rising health costs, reports Reuters in The Huffington Post.

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Large turnout

Hundreds of Christians and Muslims have taken part in a rally in London to show solidarity with persecuted Christians driven from their homes in Iraq, reports The Tablet.

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Government program alleged

Chinese police attacked nearly 1000 Christians who rallied on Kau Yan church grounds to stop the impending demolition of a church in Zhejiang Province, leaving dozens injured and hospitalised, reports Revolution News/Ucanews.

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Dark Nordic thriller

This wonderfully titled movie is a Danish film of the international best-selling novel of the same name by Jussi Adler-Olsen, the first of a series of books known as Department Q Novels.

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Death of friend

History sometimes turns on tragedies. A random motorcycle accident last Sunday in England might change the arc of Pope Francis’ papacy in relation to ecumenism, writes John Allen in The Boston Globe.

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Nudgee Junior

The principal of an exclusive all-boys Catholic primary school in Brisbane has spoken of his devastation after a staff member was charged with the indecent treatment of children, reports AAP in Yahoo7.

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Negotiations to resume

The Independent Education Union (IEU) has been invited back to the negotiating table to discuss ongoing claims relating to employment conditions for Catholic School employees, Catholic Education Tasmania said yesterday.

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Great expectations

The Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family in October will be shorter than a usual synod and will include new rules aimed at helping the bishops grapple with the issues together, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Heartfelt condolences

The Ukrainian Catholic Church has expressed its heartfelt condolences and spiritual solidarity to all the family and friends of victims of the Malaysian Airlines jet shot down last week.

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This is the official website of the Australian Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, part of a worldwide congregation of priests and Brothers dedicated to spreading God's love.

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Time for compassion

The long history of the presence of Christians in the Middle East is about to end. This is not just about Mosul. All over the region Christians are leaving, and very soon none will be left, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smth in The Catholic Herald.

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Bombing aftermath

At least five people were killed and eight were injured in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in Kano, the largest city in Nigeria's north, police said, reports AFP in Yahoo7.

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Boys play on church grounds

About 1,000 Palestinian Muslims fleeing Israeli shells devastating their Gaza neighbourhood have found shelter in a building they otherwise would rarely if ever enter, the city's 12th-century Greek Orthodox church, reports Reuters.

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Hundreds at memorial

Sister Philomene Tiernan touched so many people – students, family, friends and her fellow religious sisters. More than 600 of those whose lives she helped to shape have attended a memorial Mass for her in Sydney, reports the SMH.

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Chiara Rizzo Matacena

The godfather who stands up for a child's baptism one day and spends the rest of the week running a brutal crime ring is not just the stuff of movies. In southern Italy, it's reality and the region's bishops have had enough, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Francis with workers

Pope Francis wandered into the Vatican's employee canteen 'like a thunderbolt out of the blue' on Friday after apparently deciding that he'd like to eat lunch alongside the Vatican's staff, reports the Catholic News Service/Washington Post.

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Cardinal Brady

A new book by an Irish victim of clerical sexual abuse has published alleged details of the role by the Primate of Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, in a cover-up concerning a priest who inflicted abuse on an altar server, reports The Tablet.

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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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