Francis Sullivan

Religious leaders have shown their support for reform within the Church in its efforts to prevent future child sexual abuse within the organisation, reports The Western Advocate.

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Fresh perspectives

This documentary, described as An Event, in the vein of the screenings of plays from the National Theatre in London or operas from Lincoln Centre in New York City, will be screened at special cinemas.

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Balloons released in Berlin

On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Pope Francis said that it only happened through a long, painful struggle, and warned that there are still many walls that divide the world today, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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The new statue

A new three-metre statue of Saint Mary MacKillop was unveiled yesterday as part of the launch of Australia's first faith-based precinct, the Aspire Precinct, in Bendigo, Victoria.

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The website

This is the website of the Society of the Divine Saviour, which was founded by Fr Francis Jordan in Germany in the 19th century and commenced its work in Australia in 1961.

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Notre Dame University

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Relatives grieiving

What is so awful about the recent murder of a Christian couple, and Asia Bibi's arrest, is that Christians are not only in danger in Pakistan from Muslim mobs. They are also in danger from their own government, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

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Surprise discovery

An ornate cast-iron cross that once sat atop Mary MacKillop’s gravesite in Sydney will go on the market for the first time since her canonisation as Australia’s first saint in 2010, reports The Australian. 

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Accountability drive

Cardinal George Pell has made the first significant move in Pope Francis’s drive to clean up the Vatican’s finances, issuing a financial management manual to Church officials, reports The Guardian.

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Cardinal Kasper in Washington

Cardinal Walter Kasper says Pope Francis "does not represent a liberal position, but a radical position", and has gone back to the Church's roots to build "a bridge to the future," he told an audience in the US last week, reports NCR Online.

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Catholic Jukebox

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CatholicJukebox

This website brings together bloggers united by faith and passion for music, to share clips and tips on contemporary Catholic music with the world.

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Rediscovered relevance

Few people have read Blessed Pope Paul VI's 1968 paper on life and marriage, intended as an inspiring reflection on love and relationships. Most only remember him for saying no to contraceptives. It's time to revisit his legacy, writes Bruce Duncan.

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Fulfils pledge

The Archdiocese of Chicago has released thousands of internal documents showing how it hid the sexual abuse of children by 36 priests since the 1950s, adding to similar disclosures made earlier this year, reports AP in The Huffington Post.

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Fr Gerardo Joannon

Chilean officials are investigating a series of cases in which newborn babies were allegedly stolen from the poor and given to the rich. Here is the second in a three-part series that looks at how it happened and stayed secret for so long, reports NCR.

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Fr Edwards and Mgr Curtin, right

Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Monsignor Terence Curtin and the Reverend Father Mark Stuart Edwards OMI as Auxiliary Bishops of Melbourne.

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From Australia with pride

The Papal Nuncio to Australia, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, has been appointed as the Pope's foreign minister, the third highest position in the Vatican, following the removal of Cardinal Burke from head of the Vatican's Supreme Court.

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Notre Dame University

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Compelling performance

This sub-titled Belgian drama won the Sydney Film Prize at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival and is Belgium's submission for the Foreign Language Film Category at the 2015 Academy Awards.

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Fr Guyo Waqo on right

A Kenyan priest and four others were sentenced to death yesterday by a court in Nairobi for murdering an elderly Italian bishop almost a decade ago, reports AFP/Yahoo7.

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Fleeing Iraqi Christians

The battle for religious freedom is one of the great struggles of the 21st century and Prince Charles has taken a brave stand in its name, writes The Catholic Herald in an editorial.

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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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