Silence important

Pope Francis says retreats should renew the faith of participants, transforming their ministry and their relationships with others, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Notre Dame University

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All about Lent

06-Mar-2014
FAQs about Lent

Everything you ever wanted to know about Lent but were afraid to ask.

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Anger and fear

Bishop Peter Stastiuk from Melbourne’s Ukranian Catholic Church was among those who took to the stage yesterday as hundreds of protesters rallied in Melbourne’s CBD to voice their rejection of Russian military intervention in Ukraine, reports the Herald-Sun.

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Xt3

Xt3 is an interactive Catholic online network with videos, podcasts, articles and more.

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Ancient pilgrimage celebrated

Author and scholar George Weigel says his newly-released book offers readers the opportunity experience a centuries-old Lenten practice from Rome in their households across the globe, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Francis with media in jet

One way to characterise what Pope Francis is doing regarding attitudes to homosexuality is that he is prodding us to think about what the Church's position should be, rather than what it has been, writes John Langan SJ.

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Philomena Lee

Several Catholic High School alummni in Illinois are seeking 'to help a mum know her son' and the mother they are reaching out to is the woman upon whom the Oscar-nominated movie Philomena is based.

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Tracks

05-Mar-2014
Compelling viewing

This Australian drama is an adaptation of Robyn Davidson's 1980 novel of the same name that depicts her trek across the Western desert of Australia from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean in 1977.

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Combined effort

Pupils at Christ the King Primary School in Sydney's west will juggle technology and new friendships as they complete a public mural project, reports The Hills News.

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Excessive costs

Every year, without fail, Joe Ferri writes a $100 cheque to the Archdiocese of Newark for the Annual Appeal. This year, Ferri left the empty envelope on his pew, reports NCR.

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Dedicated to Francis

One of the largest publishing companies in Europe is releasing a first-ever weekly magazine dedicated entirely to Pope Francis due to the impact his Pontificate has had in the world over the last year, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Shrine to Iranian

Australia’s Papua New Guinea based Manus Island Refugee processing centre should be closed down, says the Pacific Island nation’s peak Catholic body in an appeal to the Australian government, reports Echo Netdaily.

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Treasurers invited

Pope Francis has asked the treasurers of the thousands of Catholic religious orders around the world to meet in Rome this weekend to discuss how they can use their orders' financial assets 'for the service of humanity,' reports NCR Online.

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Ukrainian protesters praying

Pope Francis has again asked the world's Christians to pray for Ukraine and urged the parties involved in the conflict to engage in dialogue, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Women in church

Cardinal Walter Kasper believes there are 'too many bishops in the Curia' and has suggested putting women at the helm of the Pontifical councils, reports Vatican Insider.

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Benedict protects Francis

It almost seems as if Pope Emeritus Benedict is trying to express, both visually and verbally, that he has no intention of becoming the chaplain of conservative backlash against his successor, Pope Francis, writes John Allen.

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Financial threat

The Mayor of Rome has warned the city risked coming to a grinding halt over a budget shortfall and hinted that the ceremony for the canonisation of Popes John Paul II and John XXII, on April 27, is at risk, reports Ucanews.

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John Short at Beijing airport

Australian missionary John Short has arrived in Beijing after being released by North Korean authorities, reports the ABC.

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New ways of asking

Changes in technology have fundamentally altered the human quest for spirituality and require Catholics to re-evaluate how they approach society, according to a Jesuit known for interviewing Pope Francis.

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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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