Church Resources

24-Feb-2015
Church Resources

Your CathNews comes to you six days a week, bringing news of the Church from home and around the world. You might not know, though, that CN is a service of Church Resources.

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Grateful to God

A Jesuit priest kidnapped in Afghanistan and held for eight months told reporters "God has saved me," but said he did not want to discuss details of his captivity, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Moreira in 2003

A 53-year-old Brazilian Catholic was denied last rites before he was executed by firing squad last month in Indonesia, according to an Oblate priest who provides religious counselling for death row inmates, reports Ucanews.

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Culture of secrecy

Widespread child sexual abuse at the private boys school, Knox Grammar, was covered up for decades because the school was more concerned about its reputation than the welfare of students, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Claims from Nisman case

The Argentine Government allegedly spied on the future Pope Francis during much of his time as Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, reports The Tablet.

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Strong response to Commission

The Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, has released a suite of new initiatives and stronger child protection policies in response to the Royal Commission’s findings into the way the Archdiocese dealt with a survivor of child sexual abuse in 1999.

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Time for spiritual snapshot

Lent 2015 might well be the time to take our very own ‘selfie’,  a snapshot of our spiritual selves and to examine critically ways to wholeness and peace, writes Monica Dutton in The Good Oil

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Tough time to start

The new Bishop of Sale will assume his role on Thursday at what is a tough time for the church in the Victorian regional centre, reports The Gippsland Times.

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Dr Una Kroll

One of the strangest journeys taken by a convert on the path to Rome is that by Dr Una Kroll, who was ordained into the Anglican priesthood as one of the first women priests of the Church of Wales, writes Francis Philips in The Catholic Herald.

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Heady mix

This fantasy science fiction film tells the story of an interplanetary war that is threatened, when an unsuspecting young woman becomes the heir to future Earth.

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Notre Dame University

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Merkel at SantEgidio

The Geman Chancellor, Angela Merkel, made a quick visit to Rome on the weekend. On her itinerary was a visit to the Pope in the Vatican. 

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Catholic Inquiry Centre

Do your friends have questions about your Catholic faith... and do you sometimes have difficulty explaining it to them?  The Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) website is here to help.

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Symbolic conversion call

In a symbolic call to Catholics to use the Lenten season to convert their hearts, Pope Francis yesterday asked homeless people near the Vatican to distribute an instructional prayer book on guarding the heart to pilgrims in St Peter's Square, reports Vatican Insider.

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Morality clauses standoff

As San Francisco’s Archbishop tries to make its Catholic schools more Catholic, State and city officials say any effort to discriminate against employees will be met with legal action, reports The San Francisco Chronicle in the Religion News Service.

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Notre Dame University

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Dominican Sisters in Iraq

The continuing presence of courageous men and women religious in Iraq is an important sign of hope amid the suffering of the Christian population there, according to a report by two Dominican leaders who recently visited the country, reports Vatican Radio.

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Open apology

A Brisbane Catholic boys’ school has apologised “un­reservedly” to students who suffered sexual assaults during the school’s history, writes The Courier-Mail.

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Francis with Council

As Pope Francis approaches the second anniversary of his election as Pontiff, progress on reforming the Vatican Curia is moving too slowly. It should be moving faster, writes Thomas Reese in NCR Online.

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Francis and Merkel

Pope Francis and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the Ukrainian conflict, international poverty,  and other stresses in Europe during a meeting at the Vatican on Saturday, reports Vatican Insider.

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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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