Support for referendum

Opponents of a referendum next month that would recognise “gay marriage” in Ireland face an uphill fight, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Rural Nepal affected too

Church aencies said survivors of the Nepal earthquake are in desperate need of shelter and aid as it emerged that thousands, including children, were forced to sleep outside as temperatures plummeted overnight, reports The Tablet.

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Debate over decision

When news broke last week of US Bishop Robert Finn's resignation, a primary question was asked: Did he step down on his own, or was he forced out?

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Great anticipation

The Pope's much-anticipated encyclical on the environment will need to be about more than science. It also needs a thoelogical foundation, writes Thomas Reese in NCR Online.

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The Mercy Campaign has launched a petition in a bid to persuade the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, to grant clemency to Bali Nine ring leaders, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

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Priests ordained on Sunday

Pope Francis has warned a group of newly ordained priests not to deliver “boring homilies” during impromptu remarks on Sunday as he presided over the ordinations of 19 priests for the diocese of Rome, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Strike averted

A teachers' strike planned for today was called off after the Independent Education Union yesterday announced the details of a “significant breakthrough” to end a stand-off with the Catholic Commission of Employment Relations, reports The Educator.

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Loyola Press

Loyola Press has a Three-Minute Retreat on this website.

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Notre Dame University

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Much to learn

This video from Rome Reports talks to the young creators of a website which explains the teachings of the early Church by focussing on the lives of actual Christians from the early days.

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Primos Cristianos

27-Apr-2015
Lives of early Christians

As the video from Rome Reports explains (see separate video item), Early Christians was created by three young men who believe we can learn much refocussing on the lives and circumstances of early Christians.

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Murder condemned

The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference has condemned the murder of an elderly nun who was found bound in her room at a convent in Ixopo, South Africa, reports CNS in The Catholic Herald.

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Vigil for murdered students

It’s time to “stop playing around” about anti-Christian persecution. That's the message from a leading Kenyan bishop, who says “we are under threat as Christians, and our institutions are not defending us,” writes John Allen in Crux.

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2010 plot

Italian police have arrested 10 people, and are looking for eight others, suspected of plotting attacks on the Vatican in 2010, as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan, reports the ABC.

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Promise to stop murders

As the beatification of Oscar Romero looms, the criminal gangs which terrorise El Salvador have promised, as a gift to the martyr, to suspend killing police and military officers, judges, politicians, and the poor, reports Crux.

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Genocide remembered

The 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottoman forces in the genocide that lasted from 1915-22 were canonised in a two-hour ceremony on Friday, reports The Tablet.

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Delicate rescue

A 71-year old man who suffered a cardiac arrest while practising with the St Mary's Cathedral bellringers is alive today thanks to the quick thinking and first aid knowledge of other bellringers, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

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Reputation under pressure

Sir Thomas More loses his head in the BBC's acclaimed historical drama, Wolf Hall. But the real suspense is whether More will also lose his halo, reports the Religion News Service.

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Death toll rising

Caritas Australia has three staff members currently in Kathmandu who are working with Caritas Nepal in the immediate aftermath of the magnitude 7.9 earthquake which has left more than 2,500 people dead, a toll that is still rising.

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Notre Dame University

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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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