St Joseph

Could Pope Francis visit China en route to South Korea in August, asks Francis X. Rocca at National Catholic Reporter.

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The Rover 2

David Michod won both acclaim and a raft of prizes for his urban underworld feature, Animal Kingdom. He's back, and this time he's gone bush, writes Callum Ryan.  

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Pius XII 2

The Boston Globe's John L. Allen proposes a radically counterintuitive solution to the problem Pope Pius XII poses to Vatican-Jewish relations.

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Sexual violence in warfare is a 'deep wound on the body of humanity', Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said, The Catholic Herald reports.

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Former Canberra Marist College headmaster Brother Terence Heinrich has denied he was involved in covering up abuse allegations during the 1980s, the ABC reports.

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Cardinal Pell

Cardinal George Pell is now at the Vatican as Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, but who will be his successor as Archbishop of Sydney is increasingly a topic of discussion, The Sunday Telegraph reports.

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La Vanguardia

Pope Francis has slammed Europe's youth unemployment rate as economic 'madness' in an interview with a Spanish newspaper, writes the ABC.

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Christmas Island Detention Centre

Western Australia's Catholic Education Office will provide education for child detainees at Christmas Island, Perth Now reports.

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Marists

The Australian Province of the Society of Mary is proudly a member of MAP (Marist Asia-Pacific) and its missionary presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Danny Casey

Cardinal George Pell has appointed Danny Casey, business manager of the Sydney archdiocese finances, to the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, The Catholic Weekly reports.

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D-Day

Not everyone who went ashore on D-Day seven decades ago was armed, writes Yasmine Hafiz at The Huffington Post.

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Congregation for the Clergy

Pope Francis has appointed three new members of the Congregation for Clergy from Lithuania, Italy and Germany, NCR Online reports.

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Same sex relationships

The Danish parliament has legislated to allow homosexual couples to get married in any church they choose belonging to the state Lutheran Church, The Telegraph reports.

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Royal Commission

A barrister representing the Marist Brothers questioned the credibility of a key witness at the Royal Commission on child sex abuse on Tuesday, The Canberra Times reports.

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The Diocese of Cleveland will eliminate all fees for marriage annulments, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Slovakia

Top Catholic and Orthodox church officials in North America are calling on the Vatican to let married men become priests in Eastern rite Catholic churches, Religion News Service reports.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan's recent opinion piece on virtuous capitalism did not sit well with Catholic social teaching specialists, writes Thomas Reese at National Catholic Reporter.

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The Divine Comedy

Suffering from an advanced stage of terminal leukemia and emphysema, Clive James has published a new translation of Dante's Divine Comedy, writes Philip Harvey at Eureka Street.

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Christ the Redeemer balloon

An online betting company is flying a one-tonne hot air balloon replica of Rio's famous Christ the Redeemer statue over Melbourne to publicise this year's World Cup in Brazil, The Canberra Times reports.

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Sr Scuccia in action

She wears sensible black shoes, ankle-length grey skirts and her habit has nothing to do with drugs: an Italian nun was the odds-on favourite to clinch the final of The Voice of Italy talent show overnight, reports AFP in Yahoo7.

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