Charlie Hardy

When former Catholic priest Charlie Hardy returned to Wyoming after working among the poor in Venezuela, he did not much like what he saw, writes Andrew Buncombe at The Independent.

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Patricia and Terry Lees

Patricia and Terry Lees weren't expecting to be named members of the Order of Australia at the same time, The Catholic Leader reports.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch

President Donald Trump's pick of Episcopalian Neil Gorsuch as the next associate justice on the US Supreme Court seems likely to align with the Catholic Church's positions on many matters but create possible heartburn on others, writes John L. Allen at Crux.

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Royal Commission hearing

On February 6, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will commence Case Study 50, otherwise known as the "Catholic wrap up", writes Monica Doumit at The Catholic Weekly.

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Communion

Germany's bishops have declared that Pope Francis's outreach to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics opens the door to letting them receive Communion, The Washington Post reports.

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Bishop Noel Simard

Even though medical assistance in dying has been legal in Quebec for a year and in the rest of Canada for a few months, Bishop Noel Simard of Valleyfield still regards it as just plain euthanasia, Crux reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Fr Kevin Mullins

Driving through the desert in northern Mexico, Columban missionary Fr Kevin Mullins was stopped and held at gunpoint, writes Mark Bowling at the Catholic Leader.

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Pope Benedict

Peter Seewald's interview with Emeritus Pope Benedict offers readers a journey through the theological life of the retired pope, writes Brian Welter at the Catholic Weekly.

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Archbishop Socrates Villegas has urged the Church to adapt to rapid social changes to avoid becoming a "shell institution", ABS-CBN News reports.

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Donald Trump

Let's not mince words. President Donald Trump's recent actions are an attempt to move the United States away from being the religiously free country that the founders created, writes David Leonhardt at The New York Times.

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Bishop Bernard Fellay

The Vatican is close to a long-awaited agreement to regularise the status of the Society of St Pius X (SSPX), Vatican Insider reports.

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Patriarch Louis Sako

Giving priority to Christian refugees for settlement programs would be "a trap" that discriminates and fuels religious tensions in the Middle East, according to Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad, NCR Online reports.

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Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Bishop Mario Grech

Pope Francis's comments to Argentine bishops on allowing Holy Communion for some civilly remarried divorcees was the blueprint for the Maltese bishops' Amoris Laetitia guidelines, Archbishop Charles Scicluna has told the National Catholic Register.

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Notre Dame University

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Homeless

Sleeping inside a car in the chilly Gold Coast winter may not have to be the only option for some when a dedicated centre tackling homelessness opens as early as April, the Catholic Leader reports.

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Martin Luther

Thomas Carlyle got to the root of the significance of the Reformation, and why it shapes our world so profoundly, writes Simon Heffer at the New Statesman.

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Bernard Lonergan

Method in Theology is a work of a genius by Bernard Lonergan, a Jesuit philosopher and theologian who lived from 1904 until 1984. I first read it as part of my dissertation research in the early 1980s, writes Dennis M. Doyle at NCR Online.

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis has called on lay people to go outside of themselves and take risks in evangelising, rather than staying stuffed up at home while the moths move in, the Catholic News Agency reports.

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP is also an established academic – and he relishes the chance to get back to the classroom and teach, the Catholic Weekly reports.

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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