Protest at Iraqi persecution

Iraqi religious minorities, including Christians, are questioning why their government failed to protect them from the brutality of Islamic State forces, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Document request reponse queried

A UN committee has asked the Australian government to explain its response when Cardinal Pell backed a Vatican refusal to hand over documents to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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Income inequality overlooked

You might think with Pope Francis making economic justice a centrepiece of his Papacy that American bishops would awaken from their slumber when it comes to addressing extreme income inequality, writes John Gehring in NCR Online.

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Notre Dame University

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The website

A special page on the Vatican website has been launched which brings together many Vatican communications (radio, television, print, social media) regarding the Synod of Bishops on the Family.

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Satisfying adolescent journey

This film is based on a 2004 novel, Where the Rainbow Ends. But it could have been called Long Years Journey into the Evident. This is the story of Rosie and Alex, childhood and teenage best friends, and the ups and downs of their lives.

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Pope urges PM

The Pope has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, urging him to ensure the G20 delivers real improvements to the lives of the poor, reports the ABC.

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Archbisop Fisher installed

The new Archbishop was met by an honour guard last night as he entered St Mary's Cathedral, took prayer before the Blessed Sacrament then took his seat in a three-part ceremony confirming his appointment, reports The SMH

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Benedictine Sr Jane Keogh

When 70-year-old Sister Jane Keogh CSB was arrested and led to a paddy wagon by eight Federal police officers in Canberra yesterday, she was disappointed the matter hadn’t gone further, reports news.com.au.

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earlier Pakistan protest

A Pakistani court has remanded in custody four people accused of burning to death a Christian couple for alleged blasphemy — killings which have sparked nationwide anger, reports AFP on Ucanews.

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Seven members of tribunal

Pope Francis has set up a new judicial body to overcome a backlog of dealing with cases of sexual abuse committed by clergy, reports The Tablet.

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Cardinal Dolan

America's bishops came together on Monday to project an image of unity, after a Vatican meeting on the family unleashed an uproar over the direction of the Church, reports AP in The Huffington Post.

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G20 urged to act

Australian faith leaders from across the religious spectrum have issued a joint call for G20 leaders to urgently act on climate change, end fossil fuel subsidies and rapidly transition to a low carbon economy.

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Removed but not silenced

In demoting American Cardinal Raymond Burke from his powerful perch at the Vatican, Pope Francis has sidelined an outspoken conservative agitator — for now, writes Josephine McKenna in the Religion News Service.

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Archbishop Gallagher

The Papal Nuncio in Australia, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, recently promoted to a senior position in the Vatican, was criticised by a UN committee for claiming diplomatic immunity in refusing to hand over documents on abusive priests.

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Inside the confessional

In his book The Dark Box, the Secret History of Confession, John Cornwell examined the impact that the Confessional has had on the young and on priests.

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Heart and head

Betty has dementia. Betty has had dementia for over eight years. Betty is my mother, writes Patty Fawkner in The Good Oil.

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welcoming

The Salesians of Don Bosco is an international organisation of priests and brothers dedicated to the service of the young, especially the disadvantaged and marginalised.

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Call to reopen hospital

Caritas officials have urged that efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in west Africa should focus on keeping Catholic clinics open because they are the best-equipped in the region, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Setting a new record

The presence of Anthony Fisher's parents at their son’s installation tomorrow night as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney will set a record. He will be the first to have both his parents alive for such an occasion, reports The Australian.

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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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