Fourth from same school

A Ryde man who was still teaching at a Catholic school on Sydney's North Shore last week has been charged with the sexual assault of children, reports The Daily Telegraph.

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Film panned all round

A new Italian film which attempts to defend wartime Pope, Pius XII, against accusations he turned a blind eye to the Holocaust has been panned by the Vatican as well as Catholic and Jewish media, reports Reuters on Yahoo7.

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Authority confirmed

Pope Francis has decided the future of his financial reform, issuing a new legal framework for three key oversight bodies which largely confirm the authority of Cardinal George Pell, whom he put in charge of his clean-up operation, reports Crux.

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Innovative move

Faced with a surging number of seminarians, the Diocese of Madison in Wisconsin, US, is turning to its parishioners to help fund the training of priests, reports AP in Crux.

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Artist impression

The NSW Government has paid $3.5 million to help fund a major upgrade to a western Sydney school in the lead-up to the upcoming State election, reports The Daily Telegraph.

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Colbert and Martin

American comedian Stephen Colbert, who is future host of America's Late Show, answers questions from Fr James Martin SJ about his faith.

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Pray for change of heart

Although time is not on the side of the persecuted Christians in the Middle-East, there is one immediate solution. We can pray for the ISIS terrorists, and pray that they have a change of heart, writes Mary O'Regan in The Catholic Herald.

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Global following

American Sisters Julie Vieira and Maxine Kollasch have generated a global following through their online gathering place, A Nun’s Life Ministry, which now has thousands of users from all over the world.

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Vaticans secret archives

How secret can an archive be if it has its own website? Leaving that illogicality aside, this is a fascinating glimpse into one of the most extraordinary repositories of knowledge in the world.

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Multiple celebration

Nearly 80 jubilarians from the Sisters of Mercy, members of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, are celebrating their Jubilee of Religious Profession, reports Just Mercy.

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Benghazi in flames

Pope Francis has praised Libya’s Catholics for not abandonning their country despite the ongoing  conflict, reports Vatican Insider.

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Priest targeted

Philippine police are conducting an investigation following a bomb blast outside a parish church in Lamitan town, Basilan province on Friday night, reports Ucanews.

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ISIS threat real

ISIS represents a real threat to Pope Francis and the Vatican, says the commander of the Vatican gendarmes, but adds that security services have no knowledge of a planned attack, reports Crux.

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Willy Herteeler

Willy Herteleer, a homeless man who lived on the side streets outside St Peter’s Basilica, made headlines after his death when he was buried in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery. The following is his story, told by Msgr Amerigo Ciani, a canon of St Peter’s.

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Dr Sheila with colleagues

One of the key players in the canonisation of Australia’s first saint is hoping a little bit of help from Down Under will contribute to the canonisation of the first South African saint, reports The Southern Cross.

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Oject of nasty politics

If anyone was wondering whether the nasty side of politics in the Vatican had been killed off in the Francis era, last weekend provided a clear answer:  The nasty is back. The focus this time is Cardinal George Pell, writes John Allen in Crux.

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Strong words

Pope Francis has referred to money as "the devil's dung" in a speech on the weekend at a meeting to promote co-operatives, reports Crux.

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Priest versus paper

A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr Daniel Hamilton’s resolve to rebut The New York Times on its editorial opinions regarding matters of faith and morals, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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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

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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