Encyclical forthcoming

Pope Francis has invited a bishop who works with indigenous peoples in the Amazonian rainforest to assist him with his forthcoming encyclical on the environment, reports The Tablet.

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The Bishop Designate

The Reverend Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE has been appointed the seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes.

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Francis asks for forgiveness

Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the damage caused by abusive priests, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Archbishop  Prowse

The Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn is holding an event for Catholic men from the area on April 29.

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Scroll verified as authentic

An ancient piece of papyrus that contains a mention of Jesus’s wife is not a forgery, according to a scientific analysis of the controversial text carried out by US researchers, reports AFP in The Australian.

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Catholic Community Services works with a diverse range of people and communities to strengthen lives and create inclusive communities in NSW and the ACT.

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Fr van der Lugt

Each Monday the Jesuits of my community in Omaha, Nebraska have Mass together, and dinner. In between, because we are part of the Wisconsin province and we have cheese and crackers we talk about the day, writes Patrick Gilger in America.

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Frank Brennan

Even if one were to concede (as I do) the liberty or licence to be a bigot in a democratic society, there is good reason not to recognise a right to be a bigot, thereby creating the duty on others to accord the right, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ in Eureka Street. 

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Notre Dame University

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Dyson Heydon

Former High Court judge Dyson Heydon has warned of a dangerous revival of sectarianism in Australia. Mr Heydon said anti-­Catholicism has become 'the racism of the intellectuals,' reports The Australian.

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New ground explored

A bishop who met with Pope Francis in a rare private audience last week has said in an interview that the two men discussed the issue of the ordination of 'proven' married men – viri probati – in a serious and positive way, reports The Tablet.

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Francis at the conference

Meeting four victims of human trafficking, dozens of religious sisters and senior police chiefs from 20 countries, Pope Francis praised their coordinated efforts to fight against a 'crime against humanity,' reports the Catholic News Service.

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From opposite sides

The Kigali Memorial Centre is strikingly simple: a small fountain; a stone courtyard; some gardens with water. Most memorable are the plain, long, brown slabs of brick marking the graves of the 250,000 who died in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

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CREDO

CREDO supports and encourages evangelisation and renewal in the Sydney Archdiocese.

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Early Christians

One of the many reasons to follow the Lenten station church pilgrimage through Rome is that you discover otherwise-hidden jewels of church architecture, created in honour of the early Roman martyrs, writes George Weigel.

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Archbishop Maung Bo

Myanmar Archbishop Charles Maung Bo of Yangon said proposed laws on 'the protection of race and religion' are unnecessary, and warned against the state interfering in an individual's right to choose their religion, reports Ucanews.

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David Cameron

The British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the British government should stand up against the persecution of Christians abroad, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Sr McGarry

The Sisters of St Joseph Perthville have received authorisation from the Congregation of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life to proceed with a merger with the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

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Caritas in Central Australia

This short film is part of a Lenten series for Project Compassion, focussing on the work of Caritas in different parts of the world. In this week's video, we hear about a project assisting the people of Australia's Western Desert.

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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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