Comic book part of fascinating memorabilia

Not many people know that Blessed Teresa of Kolkata's first visit to the United States was a trip to Las Vegas in 1960, when the Strip was still "mobbed-up," reports the Catholic News Service.

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Moral problem before criminal

Child fondling was considered  as a "moral problem" rather than a criminal act when altar boys first came forward with allegations, former Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Michael Malone told the Royal Commission yesterday, reports AAP/Nine News.

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Extension of philosophy

Pope Francis is proposing adding care for the environment to the traditional, Gospel-inspired works of mercy that Christians are called to perform, reports AP in The Catholic Herald.

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Appeal to Pope

As the high-profile espionage trial of two evangelical pastors resumes in Khartoum, Sudan, this week, a human rights group is calling on Pope Francis to intervene on their behalf, reports the Religion News Service.

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Sign of peace

In a move that appears to define his vision for the role of the Church in helping resolve conflicts, Pope Francis has decided not to take an active part in Colombia’s new peace tribunal, reports Vatican Insider.

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Not afraid to challenge

Sr Anne Patrick, a noted theologian and a former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, has died aged 75.

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Embodiment of mercy

Mother Teresa will stand forever as a human user’s guide to what mercy looks like in practice. Indeed, one could make a strong case that the Year of Mercy reaches its spiritual crescendo this Sunday. But her canonisation touches other levels, writes John Allen.

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St Michel d’Aiguilhe

The Daily Mail has rounded up some of the quirkiest churches around the world that you can still visit today. They can be found below the ground or on the edge of a cliff. Some are even straddling two different countries.

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Fantasy ideal

When I was a child there was a popular song which said: "Everyone is searching for Utopia." And we all are. Every one of us longs for a world without limits, for a life where nothing goes wrong. But it never happens, writes Ron Rolheiser.

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Fr Kolodiejchuk

Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Fr Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC, is the postulator of the Cause of Beatification and Canonisation of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. He is also Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity Fathers. Witness/Salt + Light has the story.

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Fascinating variety of scholarship

The editors of this book, based on the lives of 11 subjects, aim to show that scholarly publication is a legitimate and honourable form of ministry for a priest, whether secular or regular.

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Slums opened her eyes

The people of the slums in Nairobi, Kenya, have turned the tables on volunteer aid worker Heather Henderson – giving her as much, if not more, than she gives them. The Catholic Leader takes up her story.

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Confronting public health problem

With the Zika virus reaching the continental US in recent weeks, the local Church is stepping up to help protect the most vulnerable populations, according to the Catholic News Agency.

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Confronting but relevant perspective

Cardinal Raymond Burke can rankle people with his unwillingness to dial down his fairly hardline positions. But his views on Islam give voice to a position that Muslims need to understand is part of the conversation awaiting them, writes Crux's John Allen.

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Faithful hear message

Jesus’ mercy extends to all who seek forgiveness no matter how great or small their sins may be, Pope Francis said in his weekly general audience yesterday, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Student shamed for 40 years

Gerard McDonald has lived with "fear, shame, and guilt" for more than 40 years as a result of sexual abuse by former priest Vincent Ryan, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard in Newcastle.

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Opinion divided

With some recent election polls showing Hillary Clinton with a large lead over Donald Trump among Catholics, the Catholic News Agency asks if Trump has a “Catholic problem?”

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Professor Stephen Tong

Melbourne obstetrician Stephen Tong has been honoured at the Catholic Health Australia Awards in Sydney and named CHA Emerging Leader 2016.

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0bvious choice

Art historian and Rome connoisseur Elizabeth Lev offers Crux her Top Five list of destinations for pilgrims making their way to the Eternal City for the canonisation of Mother Teresa.

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Sr Susan Connelly

Josephite Sister Susan Connelly has described as “an enormously Eucharistic moment” her “arrest” in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s electoral office in Sydney on Monday, reports The Catholic Leader.

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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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