Protest in Sousse

Pope Francis has expressed his solidarity with victims of Friday’s terror attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Notre Dame University

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Responses vary

Here is a sample of how American religious leaders, and secular leaders, responded to the US Supreme Court ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.

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Strong responses

Students and families across the Penrith region in Sydney's west have taken to social media to criticise local schools and the Diocese of Parramatta for sending out a booklet on same-sex marriage, reports News Local.

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Environmental mission

Catholic Earthcare, the ecological agency for the Church in Australia, aims to enable a sustainable relationship with the natural world through environmental education, research, national networks, advocacy and transformation. 

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Merger talks failed

The Jesuit-run Heythrop College at the University of London has announced it is to close as a higher education institution after more than 400 years, reports The Tablet.

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Ends 15 years of talks

The Vatican has signed a treaty with the “State of Palestine,” a development that the Church hopes will lead to improved relations between Israel and the Palestinians, reports The New York Times.

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Papunya art

Artists, writers, musicians, theologians and people from different faiths will explore the arts and the sacred in this year’s Grounding the Sacred Through Literature and the Arts conference.

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Apparition rejected

Marian apparitions in Medjugorje have been ruled as inauthentic by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, but the site has been recognised as a place of prayer, according to reports in Italian media, reports The Catholic Weekly.

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Landmark ruling

The US Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage, effectively legalising gay marriage, reports The New York Times in Crux.

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Passport shows key dates

Cardinal George Pell has provided his full passport details to disprove allegations that have been made against him, reports The Courier-Mail.

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Francis inspires from the front

Calling for a more personal human culture based on care for others and walking lightly on the earth is not a green-left agenda — it is Christianity 101, writes Archbishop Denis Hart in The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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CathNews social media

This is the LinkedIn page for Church Resources Media, publisher of the CathNews e-newsletter bringing Catholic news, features and discussion from Australia and around the world, direct to your inbox, five days a week. 

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Br Peter Bray, Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University in the Palestinian territories, will speak next month in Sydney about the challenges confronting the students and how the university is contributing to the future of the area.

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Strong stand

With Laudato Si', there's no doubting where Francis stands in the great argument of our time. Not the debate between liberalism and conservatism. I mean the argument between dynamists and catastrophists, writes Ross Douthat.

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Fr Flanagan

School students march for abuse survivors, Pope asks Waldensians for forgiveness, sainthood push for Boys Town founder, Father Flanagan.

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Radical message revealed

The most significant feature of Laudato Si' is not about climate change. It is that the document represents a sea change in Catholic - even Western religious - thinking on the relationship between human beings and the earth.

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Jairus

Mark 5: 21-43 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake.

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Laudato Si Top 10

Here are some of our featured video stories which have been uploaded to or embedded in CathNews on YouTube this week (subscribe here now).

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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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