Digital frontiers

Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to embrace social media in his message for World Communications Day on June 1.

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Blessing on plane

Pope Francis has directly addressed the issue of priest celibacy for the first time since his election as Pope while on his way back from a historic trip to the Middle East, reports The Huffington Post on Ucanews.

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Bishop McCarthy ordained

Rockhampton's newly-ordained Bishop Michael McCarthy has invited young people to answer the call to religious life, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Son of God

30-May-2014
Bible series revised

Son of God has been edited for cinema release around the world from the 2013 mini-series, The Bible. In this miniseries, there were five episodes focusing on the gospel stories, a total of 200 minutes in all.

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Bridging old gap

Pope Francis's visit to the Middle East has been hugely significant, for both religious and political reasons, writes Rebcecca Rist in The Conversation.

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Patrick and the bike

Patrick Mara’s first pilgrimage after his ordination as a Missionary of the Sacred Heart will be aboard a 1400cc motorbike on a 4600km ride from Sydney to Darwin, reports The Catholic Weekly.

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The Queen and gift

What gift would you give the Pope? Gifts presented to Pope Francis at private audiences are carefully thought out, often with elements of cultural and diplomatic symbolism, reports Catholic Review in Ucanews.

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Unacceptable outcome

Pope Francis has condemned human trafficking and slave labour in a message to participants in the 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference which began yesterday in Geneva, reports Vatican Insider.

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Special invitation

North Koreans might participate in the Mass that Pope Francis will celebrate in Seoul at the end of his August pilgrimage in Korea, a senior official of Korea's Pontifical Mission Societies has said, reports Ucanews.

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Maronite

The Victorian Maronite Community is an Eastern Catholic Community, of some ten thousand people, who are spread all over Melbourne in the State of Victoria.

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Kerry Myers

The former editor of The Catholic Weekly Kerry Myers was one of three Sydney men last week named papal knights for their service to the Church, reports The Catholic Weekly. 

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Meriam and husband

A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy has given birth in jail, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday, reports AFP in The Sydney Morning Herald.

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The Zero Theorem

29-May-2014
Acquired taste

After his introduction to British comedy in the form of the Monty Python show, Terry Gilliam branched out into films. This is his latest and as with some of his other films, audiences will be divided into loyal followers and the baffled who give up.

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Symbolic ceremony

St Clare's College in Griffith has become yet another Canberra all-girls' school to do something symbolic to express hope for, and solidarity with, the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls, reports The Canberra Times.

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Iconic moment

Some of the most moving moments during the Pope's Middle-East visit were the unexpected and spontaneous ones, in which the Pope's forthright nature shone through. Here are ten of the most iconic photos.

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Priesthood privacy crucial

A priest wrote recently of Jackie Kennedy's private letters that a person’s fame was no reason to break the confidentiality assumed when someone writes to a priest about their spiritual life, writes Laura Keynes in The Tablet.

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Arson attack

Israeli police said a man set fire to a prayer book in a Jerusalem church near a sensitive holy site where Pope Francis had just finished celebrating Mass, reports The Tablet.

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Notre Dame University

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Strike action call

Teachers at 55 Hunter Catholic schools in NSW are preparing to take industrial action over what they claim is an attack on their working conditions, reports the ABC.

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Banderas for biopic

Spanish heart-throb Antonio Banderas could be cast in the role of Pope Francis in the first feature film to be made on the life of the Argentine Pontiff, reports the Religion News Service in NCR Online.

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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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