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Big moment

In the coming week, Cardinal Pell will face a cross-examination on the Archdiocese of Sydney's handling of the John Ellis case. But the Royal Commission will also question him about the history of the Church's handling of abuse allegations, writes Fr Frank Brennan.

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Fresh dialogue call

The Church needs to find a middle ground that does not abandon doctrine, but offers a 'renewed' interpretation of Church teaching to help those whose marriages have failed, Cardinal Walter Kasper said, reports CNS/Ucanews.

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Priests join lprotest

A Buddhist monk, a Catholic priest and Uniting Church ministers were at Maules Creek in NSW last week supporting local protesters trying to stop the expansion of mining in the area, reports The Newcastle Herald.

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175th anniversary

The Sisters of Charity will hold a Mass and morning tea at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne on Saturday as part of their 175th anniversary celebrations.

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Towering moral authority

Pope Francis has quickly become the most iconic moral authority in the world today, writes Anglican Archbishop David Moxon in The Catholic Herald.

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San Francesco a ripa church

St Francis of Assisi founded his order of mendicant friars in the 13th century, after receiving a calling from God to 'rebuild my Church.' Some 800 years later, St Francis' followers are rebuilding his church in the ancient tradition but with a very modern twist.

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Sisterhood conference snapshot

More than 180 women of all ages gathered for the 6th Annual Sisterhood National Catholic Women's Conference, at Stanwell Tops on March 8 to celebrate International Women's Day, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

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Official opening

New mothers in Canberra’s north are joining their southern sisters with the opening of an innovative birth centre at the Calvary Hospital, reports The Canberra Times.

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Stout spirits

No sooner did the marching band strike its first note than the rain began to fall yesterday as the St Patrick's Day Parade set out from Sydney Town Hall. For the next several hours it pattered and pelted down, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Bishop Wright

The Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, Bill Wright, has prompted responses from parishioners after he sent them a letter urging them to forgive a 'repentant' priest, reports The Newcastle Herald.

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Bishop Fisher

At least three Catholic bishops have written to New South Wales politicians urging them to vote for Zoe’s law, a controversial bill that opponents say could interfere with the legality of abortion, reports The Guardian.

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Francis a new broom

What's it like to come to work every day when your boss is the Pope? The answer probably depends on whether you are an old-timer or a relative newcomer, reports the Religion News Service in NCR Online.

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Cardinal Pell

With the recent appointment of Cardinal George Pell to Rome, the Church in Australia will lose a dominant figure. His influence and legacy are broad-ranging, writes Joel Hodge in The Conversation.

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0403canonisatiion

Up to five million people could travel to Rome for the April 27 canonisations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, and are expected to arrive beginning on Good Friday, April 18, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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St John

Sydney vocal ensemble The Song Company has announced a national concert tour of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize winning composition The Little Match Girl Passion

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Rare invitation

Pope Francis has been invited by US House Speaker John Boehner to speak to a joint session of Congress, reports US ABC News.

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Fr Greg Morgan

Sydney-born Verbum Dei Missionary priest, Fr Gregory Morgan, has spent the past 27 years spreading God's Word in countries across the world. Now on the eve of his 50th birthday, he is back home.

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Protesters holding a cross

A Ukrainian Catholic priest in Crimea said Church members are alarmed and frightened by the Russian military occupation and fear their communities might be outlawed again if Russian rule becomes permanent, reports the Catholic News Service.

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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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