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Teutonic Cemetery

Keen readers of CathNews will have noted the story about the homeless man buried in the Vatican. But just what is the Teutonic Cemetery, and what is its history?

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Displaced Assyrians praying

The Islamic State group has reportedly released at least 19 Christians who were among hundreds taken captive in northeastern Syria last week, reports AP in The Sydney Morning Herald. 

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Kneeling before Archbishop Hart

A crowd of 1600 witnessed the ordination of the ninth Bishop of Sale, Pat O’Regan, on Thursday, reports the Broken Bay Diocese on its website.

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Internal tug of war

Two years ago this week, Pope Benedict became the first Pontiff in 700 years to resign, rather than die in office. In his wake came Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, who became Pope Francis.

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James Jennings

A former priest jailed for molesting students at a Bendigo boarding school is fighting compensation claims brought by his victims, reports The Herald Sun.

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Cardinal Pell

The Vatican Secretariat for the Economy has rejected reports Cardinal George Pell made excessive expense claims, and also dismissed as “completely false” claims that Pope Francis discussed the expenses with the Cardinal, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Benedictine Sisters

Among the stories on CathNews this morning, you might have seen one about a new album being released by Benedcitine Sisters from the US.

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Minister with report

The McClure report on welfare reform has failed the test of Catholic Social Teaching. Reducing subsistence income for people on welfare is not consistent with the preferential option for the poor, writes Brendan Long in Eureka Street

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Relics lead to education

Our unending fascination with any historical artifact associated with Jesus has yieled a body of historical research that has achieved three critical benefits, reports the Religion News Service.

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Cardinal Kasper

Cardinal Walter Kasper has said Pope Francis is engaged in a “radical revolution,” but it is one that might disappoint both progressives and traditionalists, reports The Tablet.

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Fourth album release

The chart-topping Benedictine singing group, Queen of the Apostles, will release their fourth album this Easter, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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More executions

ISIS has reportedly murdered 15 of the Assyrian Christians captured earlier this week, according to Aid to the Church in Need, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Capital shortfall predicted

NSW Catholic schools do not have enough cash to provide classrooms for 58,000 extra students expected by 2031, reports The Daily Telegraph.

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Outrage over comments

Christians across India have expressed outrage over remarks from a Hindu leader suggesting that the main objective of Blessed Teresa’s service to the poor was converting people to Christianity, reports Ucanews.

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Fr Toufar

A priest who witnessed to a miracle in Communist Czechoslovakia in the 1940s was tortured and beaten to death for refusing to recant. Now Catholics from the country are pushing for him to be recognised as a martyr, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Importance of prayer

For the Christian believer, prayer is much more than the convenient or the desperate calling out to some supreme being for help in tragic times, writes Clare Condon SGS in The Good Oil.

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Refresher for clergy

The Pontifical Lateran University in Rome has inaugurated a pastoral management course for those who manage financial and human resources in parishes, dioceses, and other organisations affiliated with the Church, reports Bloomberg/SMH.

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Funds raised by parishioners

A new Catholic Church is due to open at Mermaid Beach, just south of Surfers Paradise, this evening reports the ABC.

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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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