Deeper meanings embedded

Catholic journalists should look beneath the surface when reporting on Pope Francis with his compelling photo opportunities and "buzz-catching expressions," reports the Catholic News Service.

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Respect must be real

Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago called on Catholics to offer a “real” welcome to LGBT people following last week’s US Supreme Court decision striking down state bans on same-sex marriage, while reiterating the Church’s position on marriage, reports Crux.

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Arcbhishops Fisher and Cupich

The Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, was among 46 prelates from around the world who concelebrated a special Mass in their honour with Pope Francis in Rome yestersday. Francis told them they should live lives "coherent" with what they preach.

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Jacqui Remond

Jacqui Rémond, Director of Catholic Earthcare Australia, will provide insights into the Pope's Encyclical Laudato Si': On the Care of our Common Home in Melbourne next month.

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Conspicuous omission

The many beautiful and challenging elements of Laudato Si' have been justifiably lauded in both the religious and secular media but one issues was neglected: Overpopulation. Jamie Manson comments for NCR Online.

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Breaking ground

The $35 million redevelopment of the St Christopher's Cathedral Precinct at Manuka in Canberra is on time and on budget, the Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn said, reports The Canberra Times.

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Consistory sitting

The Pope has approved decrees permitting the canonisation of the parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Unique history

Located on the western coastline of the Sea of Galilee and at the eastern foothills of Mount Arbel, Magdala is a unique site in the Holy Land.

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Huge number of signatories

Thousands of people have signed a petition protesting against a proposal to turn a Catholic chapel in a hospital in Manchester into a Muslim prayer room, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Unthinkable is real

US author George Marlin is hoping to enlighten Western Christians on the plight of their Middle-East brethren, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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

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