Apostasy law wrong

The Sudanese case relating to Christian Meriam Ibrahim highlights the unjust legal notion that, as nothing can override the authority of Sharia law, even Christians who do recognise it must abide by it, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

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Six people on The Way

When The Way was shown in 2011, many people were introduced to the ancient pilgrimage route El Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Now a documentary about the Camino is being released, reports NCR Online.

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Bishop Wright responds

The Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle Bill Wright has asked two clergy to stand aside from 'any of the official structures of the Diocese that advise me' following a commission of inquiry’s findings, reports The Newcastle Herald.

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Cardinal Andrello

Safety concerns have prompted Chile’s national police force to provide a security detail to guard Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago during public appearances, reports CNS/The Catholic Herald.

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Francis reported unhappy

The Vatican has refused to comment on reports that Pope Francis is outraged by the luxurious retirement flat built for the Holy See’s former Secretary of State, reports The Tablet

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The Loreto Sisters IBVM are an international community, inspired by Venerable Mary Ward, committed to the Gospel, missioned where the need is greatest, finding God in all things.

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Notre Dame University

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Children before pets

Pope Francis has blamed a 'culture of well-being' and comfort for convincing married couples that a carefree life of world travel and summer homes was better than having children, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Bl Charles de Foucauld

This website replaces Jesus Caritas, the English Bulletin of the spiritual family of Charles de Foucauld, which ceased publication in 1995.

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Notre Dame University

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Tears show humanity

The most potent moments in current affairs television occur when the person being interviewed is shown to cry because it reveals the humanity of the person, writes Michael Mullins in Eureka Street.

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Children at Sean Ross Abbey

A local historian in Ireland has revealed why the skeletons of about 800 infants and children are believed to be in a disused septic tank, reports news.com.au.

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Manus Island camp

Pope Francis would be appalled at the Australian Government’s treatment of asylum seekers, according to the Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, reports the ABC on Yahoo7.

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Bishop Wright

The Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, Bill Wright, says the diocese will now work through 'the realities' of its history, following the release of the report of the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry, reports ninemsn. 

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Vulnerable hit worst

The 2014 Federal Budget will deepen the divide between rich and poor, and the greatest burden will fall on those who are young, on families, and on strugglers, the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council and Catholic Social Services Australia have said.

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Comedy falls short

Burdening its respectable cast with a script that frequently feels forced, this Western-tinged comedy occasionally contains comedic gold, but it ultimately isn’t worth the effort of panning for it.

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Christians protest against exploitation

As Brazil counts down to the opening of the World Cup on June 12, churches in cities hosting the international soccer tournament are not content to sit on the sidelines and cheer, reports the Religion News Service.

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LCM

The Little Company of Mary is an international congregation of Catholic women Religious who have committed their lives to pray and care for the suffering and dying of the world.

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SA leads trend

South Australia’s Catholic schools have more non-Catholics than those in any mainland state. But education leaders say there is no risk of an identity crisis, reports news.com.au. 

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Harsh policies

Much has been made of the religious faith and schooling of government ministers and their relationship to policy. The topic is a trivial indulgence that diverts attention from more important questions, writes Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street.

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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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