Global following

American Sisters Julie Vieira and Maxine Kollasch have generated a global following through their online gathering place, A Nun’s Life Ministry, which now has thousands of users from all over the world.

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Notre Dame University

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Vaticans secret archives

How secret can an archive be if it has its own website? Leaving that illogicality aside, this is a fascinating glimpse into one of the most extraordinary repositories of knowledge in the world.

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Multiple celebration

Nearly 80 jubilarians from the Sisters of Mercy, members of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, are celebrating their Jubilee of Religious Profession, reports Just Mercy.

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Benghazi in flames

Pope Francis has praised Libya’s Catholics for not abandonning their country despite the ongoing  conflict, reports Vatican Insider.

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Priest targeted

Philippine police are conducting an investigation following a bomb blast outside a parish church in Lamitan town, Basilan province on Friday night, reports Ucanews.

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ISIS threat real

ISIS represents a real threat to Pope Francis and the Vatican, says the commander of the Vatican gendarmes, but adds that security services have no knowledge of a planned attack, reports Crux.

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Willy Herteeler

Willy Herteleer, a homeless man who lived on the side streets outside St Peter’s Basilica, made headlines after his death when he was buried in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery. The following is his story, told by Msgr Amerigo Ciani, a canon of St Peter’s.

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Dr Sheila with colleagues

One of the key players in the canonisation of Australia’s first saint is hoping a little bit of help from Down Under will contribute to the canonisation of the first South African saint, reports The Southern Cross.

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Oject of nasty politics

If anyone was wondering whether the nasty side of politics in the Vatican had been killed off in the Francis era, last weekend provided a clear answer:  The nasty is back. The focus this time is Cardinal George Pell, writes John Allen in Crux.

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Strong words

Pope Francis has referred to money as "the devil's dung" in a speech on the weekend at a meeting to promote co-operatives, reports Crux.

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Priest versus paper

A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr Daniel Hamilton’s resolve to rebut The New York Times on its editorial opinions regarding matters of faith and morals, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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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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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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