Visiting three countries

Pope Francis has arrived in Ecuador for a nine-day tour of three South American countries, and thousands of Ecuadoreans have lined the motorcade route in the capital Quito at the start of his week-long trip.

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Festive day out

The annual St Stephen’s Cathedral Youth & Vocations Expo will be held in Brisbane on August 2.

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Ahead of democratic momentum

It is regrettable that the US Supreme Court took it upon itself to discover a definitive answer on same-sex marriage because the democratic process was taking American society in only one direction on the issue, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ.

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Leonia Martin

With her parents set to be canonised in October, Leonia Martin could be the fourth member of her family declared a saint as her own cause for canonisation officially opens, reports The National Catholic Register.

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Advocates time limit

The Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday, reports Reuters on SBS.

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Archbishop Porteous

The Archbishop of Hobart, Julian Porteous, has been threatened with being taken to Tasmania's anti-discrimination commission because he distributed to booklet Don't Mess With Marriage to Catholic schools, reports The Australian.

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The Catholic Book Club on the America magazine online site contains well-written and thoughtful reviews on subjects ranging from rethinking Jesus to the future of the Church.

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Iain Duncan Smith

A group of more than 70 prominent UK Catholics has called on the British Secretary for Work and Pensions to reverse his welfare reform policies aimed at disabled and vulnerable people, reports The Independent.

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Sisters Catherine and Rita

“(Katy Perry) is a very nice person, but it’s not the better deal. This is about money – control of money,” says Sr Rita of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart in Los Angeles, reports The Guardian.

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Notre Dame University

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Notre Dame University

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Common humanity

A number of events last month compelled us to manage the artificial divisions between nations and race, or else this planet may have a very limited future, writes Clare Condon SGS.

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Spiritual search

Philip Sheldrake offers a revisionist history of Christian theology and spirituality as it applies to the city, and mines that tradition in order to uncover resources for dealing with the global phenomenon of urbanisation.

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Sr Denise

Loreto Sister Denise Desmarchelier is starting a social justice program to help Adelaide parishes respond to the immediate needs of the most vulnerable locally and to cast an eye wider to social injustice.

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Fr John Beaven

Dubbo priest dies, new priests ordained in Melbourne, Popes and coca leaves, Francis on listening to the poor.

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Jesus teaches in temple

Mark 6:1-6 He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded.

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Archbishop Blaise Cupich

Here are some of our featured video stories which have been uploaded to or embedded in CathNews on YouTube this week (subscribe here now).

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Involuntary voyages

A hallmark of Pope Francis’ papacy has been his ability to focus the attention of the church and the world on human beings who live on the margins of society, in particular people on the move—immigrants, refugees and victims of trafficking.

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Outwitted the sceptics

Laudato Si’ turns out to be one of the shrewdest documents issued by the Vatican during the past century. It reveals Francis as a wily and sophisticated politician of the first order, writer Paul Vallely.

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Panel discussion

Salt + Light host Sebastian Gomes leads a panel discussion on the major themes and reactions to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si'.

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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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