Relief in Vanuatu

Steph Lalor’s faith was not shredded by her exposure to the devastation and trauma caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu last month. Quite the opposite, the Caritas Pacific program manager said.

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Gripping read

The scandal that Hubert Wolf discovered in a secret Vatican archive, in 1999, would have left a true-crime writer fascinated, writes Damaris Colhoun. It actually adds up to a revealing glimpse of the Vatican in the mid-1800s.

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Family makes do

Bad weather and logistical issues have delayed aid to hundreds of thousands of Nepalese earthquake victims. “The logistical problems are enormous and sadly, relief is being delayed,” according to Caritas Nepal, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Calls for equal pay

The "disparity" between men and women in the workplace is "a pure scandal" and women sould receive equal pay for equal work, Pope Francis said yesterday during his weekly general audience, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Scholarship announced

The ACU's Prof Greg Craven  has announced that in recognition of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the university will introduce two scholarships open to international students from Indonesia to study undergraduate degrees at its campuses.

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Portrait of war

Despite being sold to audiences as a romance, Testament of Youth is better viewed an intimate portrayal of conflict, as real life heroine and suffragette Vera Brittain’s life is deeply impacted by the Great War.

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Prisoners care for each other

After serving two months at the Jamesville Correction Facility in Syracuse, New York, I can testify that there is little or no correction accomplished there, writes Jack Gilroy in NCR Online.

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Sympathy and condemnation

The President of the ACBC, Archbishop Denis Hart, has expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of Andrew Chan and Myurun Sukumaran, and Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP, has condemned their executions.

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Ban addresses symposium

The Vatican has called the fight against climate change “a moral and religious imperative”. In a Final declaration issued after a symposium on the environment, delegates aid human-induced climate change was a “scientific reality”, reports The Tablet.

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Dignity of women

CWLA is the national peak body representing the League's seven-member organisations and approximately 6200 women Australia-wide. 

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Radical or moderate

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about Pope Francis. So is the current pontiff a radical, a conservative, or just a Christian of the sort we haven’t seen publicly in a while? Amruta Slee reports for Radio National.

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Quiet wit

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a quiet nun with a keen wit who led a very public life as a journalist and a longtime spokeswoman for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, died last month aged 68. Religion News Service reports.

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Twitter masters

When Pope Francis tweets, the world listens. A new study shows that the Pope's "retweet" and "favourite" rate is more than eight times higher than the US president's, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Community lightning rod

A fortnight ago, 100 Catholics in San Francisco placed an ad in The San Francisco Chronicle, criticising the leadership of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Jim McDermott asks if the ad reflected the majority or minority view of the community.

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Sisters Of Charity

The Sisters of Charity undertakes a wide range of ministries in the community, ranging from prison, rural and remote, to Aboriginal education and social justice.

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Synod last year

The Pope's efforts to initiate new procedures to make the Synod of Bishops, even more than the Council of Cardinals, an essential component of church governance, is what really worries traditionalists within the Curia, writes Robert Mickens.

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Explosion in Libya

Fr Bernard Kinvi from the Central African Republic will discuss his experience of human rights abuses in the country, along with a speaker from Human Rights Watch at a forum at the University of Sydney this evening.

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Notre Dame University

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Kathmandu tent city

Fr Pius Perumana, head of Caritas Nepal, said the charity has been supplying tarpaulins, tents and food, and was trying to help protect people from the rain and cold in the aftermath of the massive earthquake on the weekend, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Quiet vigil

Every day since early March, a small group of people has come to a church in Richmond in Melbourne to sit and think about the two doomed Australian men in Indonesia who were executed last night, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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