Archbishop Julian Porteous

How to spread the faith in a new cultural landscape? The Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne Peter Elliot offers this book review for The Catholic Weekly, of a new work by the Archbishop of Hobart Julian Porteous.

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Pope Pius VII

The Jesuits owe much to Pope Pius VII, who, on August 7, 1814, restored the Society of Jesus, forty-one years after its suppression by Clement XIV. It seems too, that the Society owes a bit to Napoleon. America magazine looks back.

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Cardinal Pell

Pope Francis wants a 'poor Church for the poor,' but that 'doesn't necessarily mean a Church with empty coffers,' says Vatican finance czar Cardinal George Pell in this interview with Francis X. Rocca for the Catholic News Service. 

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Jennifer Herrick

A disabled woman is suing the former Superior of a Catholic religious order, alleging that he sexually abused her over 14 years and that others in the Church failed­ to act on their knowledge of what took place, reports The Australian.

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Retrial ordered

A former Victorian Catholic priest will face a retrial after his convictions for child sexual abuse were quashed, reports the ABC.

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David Suchet bishop role

David Suchet has extracted plenty of confessions in his 25 years as TV detective Hercule Poirot, but his first stage play in Perth is an entirely different whodunit. Suchet leads an international cast in Roger Crane's drama The Last Confession.

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Jesuits

This website concerns all things related to the bicentenary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus, which occurred precisely two hundred years ago today.

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Cardinal Clancy

The coffin containing the body of Cardinal Clancy will be received into St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, this afternoon at 2pm. He will lie in State until his Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10am.

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Francis with youth

Pope Francis has told a crowd of 50,000 young German altar servers gathered in St Peter’s Square not to waste their lives on 'futile' distractions such as chatting on the internet or on smartphones, reports The Tablet.

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Civilians used as pawns

The Palestinian refugees have long been used as pawns by their leaders. Apart from those Palestinians who have been given Jordanian passports, the majority continue to be stateless. When will we have a solution, asks Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

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Sr Nancy

US women religious leaders face an uncertain future as they gather next week in Nashville for their annual assembly, to discuss how they plan to react to continued charges of infidelity, reports NCR Online.

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Artist impression of the site

A new Catholic seminary in Harris Park in Sydney's west will house a growing number of men from the region who have decided to devote their life to the Church, reports The Parramatta Advertiser.

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Scarlett Johansson

Lucy seems a rather quiet name for a film by Luc Besson, more famous in recent decades for his producing and direction action features.

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Pope Benedict

A conservative bishop in Paraguay has rejected charges that he sheltered a priest accused of sexual misconduct and claimed that Pope Benedict XVI vouched for the suspect cleric just days before his election as Pope in 2005.

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Refugee gets into the spirit

They came from the most violent parts of the world. Sixteen teams made up of refugees from countries such as Angola, Syria and Mali spent two days trying to forget the troubles back home and focus on one thing: soccer, reports the CNS.

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Tale of two migrations

This coming Saturday, Encounter tells the tales of two places that are being transformed by migration.

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Palestinian family leaving Khan Younis

A top Catholic charity official, speaking before yesterday's ceasefire took effect, has described Gaza as a 'complete catastrophe' after nearly four weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Priest from Shalom community

As a steadily growing movement in the Catholic Church, the Charismatic Renewal includes an estimated 160 million of the world's roughly 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Message from Francis

Pope Francis has sent his condolences to Australian Catholics on the death of the former Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal Edward Clancy, reports AAP on Yahoo7.

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Father DEscoto

Pope Francis has reinstated Nicaraguan priest Father Miguel D'Escoto, 29 years after he was suspended from priestly duties for his involvement in Nicaragua's revolutionary government in the 1970s, reports The Huffington Post/Ucanews.

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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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