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CathNews will not be published on the Queen's Birthday holiday. We will return on Tuesday, June 10.

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Ireland is considering an inquiry into what the Government called a 'deeply disturbing' discovery of an unmarked graveyard at a former home run by the Church where almost 800 children died between 1925-61, reports Reuters/Yahoo7.

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Harmony

This Commission focuses on fostering unity among all Christians and building harmonious relations with people of other faith and systems of meaning.

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The Trip to Italy

05-Jun-2014
Brydon and Coogan

A sequel to The Trip, from 2010, this is also wonderfully acted, achingly funny, unexpectedly reflective and a foodie’s dream to boot.

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Expected to sell high

A ballot paper and a sheet used to count votes at the 1903 conclave are to be auctioned in London today, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan

US Federal appeals court judges have questioned the bankrupt Archdiocese of Milwaukee's claim that it needs all the money in a A$63 million trust fund to maintain its cemeteries, reports AP/Ucanews.

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NEEN learning centres

Today is World Environment Day and to commemorate the occasion, Catholic Earthcare is establishing 28 learning communities across Australia through the launch of the National Energy Efficiency Network (NEEN).

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Wollongong priest scrutinised

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will investigate the relationship between the Vatican and the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, in his former role as Bishop of Wollongong, reports The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Archbishop Brown upbeat

Young people are helping lead a rebirth of the Catholic Church in Ireland, said the American-born Papal Nuncio serving in the country, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Cause for encouragement

The urgency with which Francis recently addressed the issue of sexual abuse of minors by clergy is encouraging. His decision to meet with victims is also a signal that he understands the gravity of this issue in a way that was not clear earlier, writes NCR.

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Fr Alexis Prem Kumar

The Director of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Afghanistan was abducted on Monday afternoon by a group of unidentified men from Sohadat village outside Herat, according to Jesuit Provincial of South Asia, reports Ucanews.

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All in good health

A Canadian Sister of Notre-Dame and two Italian missionary priests have been released unharmed almost two months after being kidnapped in northern Cameroon, prompting statements expressing 'great joy,' reports the Catholic News Service.

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Bartholomew accepted invitation

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew will also be present at the Middle East prayer for peace called by Pope Francis for the Vatican this Sunday, reports Vatican Insider.

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The Angels of LA

04-Jun-2014
LA Jesuit outreach

Encounter visits the underside of Los Angeles, where former gang members have turned their backs on a life of crime and are finding a job and a sense of community through the Jesuit run Homeboy Industries.

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Apostasy law wrong

The Sudanese case relating to Christian Meriam Ibrahim highlights the unjust legal notion that, as nothing can override the authority of Sharia law, even Christians who do recognise it must abide by it, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

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Six people on The Way

When The Way was shown in 2011, many people were introduced to the ancient pilgrimage route El Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Now a documentary about the Camino is being released, reports NCR Online.

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Bishop Wright responds

The Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle Bill Wright has asked two clergy to stand aside from 'any of the official structures of the Diocese that advise me' following a commission of inquiry’s findings, reports The Newcastle Herald.

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Cardinal Andrello

Safety concerns have prompted Chile’s national police force to provide a security detail to guard Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago during public appearances, reports CNS/The Catholic Herald.

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Francis reported unhappy

The Vatican has refused to comment on reports that Pope Francis is outraged by the luxurious retirement flat built for the Holy See’s former Secretary of State, reports The Tablet

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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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