Visit for one day

Pope Francis has announced that he will be making a previously unscheduled day-trip in June to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina that suffered a brutal siege during the Bosnian War of the 1990s, reports NCR Online.

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Online resource

This website might help you with everything that you wanted to know about Catholicism but were afraid to ask. 

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Childhood home

A French bishop has officially opened the beatification Cause of Léonie Martin, the sister of St Thérèse of Lisieux.

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Huge compensation estimate

The total cost of a national compensation scheme for victims of child sexual abuse would exceed $4 billion, according to a consultation paper released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, reports the ABC.

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Letter to President

The Archbishop of Melbourne and President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Denis Hart, has written to the Indonesian President and Ambassador seeking clemency for two Australians facing the death penalty. 

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High Court victory

It is high time Australia and Indonesia sat down at the table to negotiate the terms for safe and orderly return of unvisaed asylum seekers heading to Australia by boat, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ in Eureka Street.

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Alex with team

Catholic aid agency Cafod has helped set up six burial teams in Sierra Leone to ensure that people who have died from Ebola can be laid to rest safely and with dignity. Alex Musa Koroma, a teacher by training, is on the front line.

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Cosmetic surgery in Caracas

Cosmetic surgery “can be aggressive toward the feminine identity,” according to a Vatican discussion document, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Homeless at St Peters

Pope Francis has given the go-ahead for a barber's salon for the homeless to be installed under the colonnades of St Peter’s Square, reports The Tablet.

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Interaction goes beyond digital

The Vatican's top communications official said that true interaction requires more than just technology, and that dialogue is an interpersonal encounter we learn even from our mother's womb, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Colleen McCullough

Internationally acclaimed Australian author Colleen McCullough has died in hospital on Norfolk Island, aged 77. McCullough, who went to Holy Cross College in Woollahra, Sydney, was best-known for her sweeping family drama, The Thorn Birds.

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IS horrors relived

One of Iraq's Christians, after being chased out of her homeland, quietly prayed the rosary as a bishop who travelled halfway around the world to meet the displaced celebrated Mass for them. 

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Fresh threats downplayed

The Pope has warned there are “shadows and dangers” hovering over mankind, as the Vatican faces new threats from Islamic State (IS) militants, reports The Tablet.

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Chiara Lubich with JPII

Arguably the most powerful laywoman in the Church in the late 20th century is now a candidate for sainthood, after the launch of a beatification process on Tuesday in Italy, reports Crux.

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Chan and Sukumaran

It’s hard to dismiss the charge by The Jakarta Post that Canberra is trying to save the Bali 9 while disposing of asylum-seekers through inhumane detention camps, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ in Eureka Street.

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The statue destroyed

A statue of the Virgin Mary was destroyed by vandals at the St Charbel Church in Punchbowl in Sydney's western suburbs yesterday, reports The Daily Telegraph.

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Entertaining journey

This American biographical film tells the story of a woman, who hiked alone for 1,700 km from Mojave, California to the Oregon-Washington border of the US, along the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Archbishops staying home

Pope Francis has decided that from now on, the public ceremony of investiture of the pallium on metropolitan archbishops will take place in the prelates’ home dioceses and not in the Vatican, reports Vatican Insider.

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Place of pilgrimage

Inspired by St Mary MacKillop and in the tradition of the Sisters of St Joseph, Mary MacKillop Place, in North Sydney, strives to offer hospitality and service in an environment of peace, hope and love of God.

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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

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