Landmark ruling

The US Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage, effectively legalising gay marriage, reports The New York Times in Crux.

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Passport shows key dates

Cardinal George Pell has provided his full passport details to disprove allegations that have been made against him, reports The Courier-Mail.

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Francis inspires from the front

Calling for a more personal human culture based on care for others and walking lightly on the earth is not a green-left agenda — it is Christianity 101, writes Archbishop Denis Hart in The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Br Peter Bray, Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University in the Palestinian territories, will speak next month in Sydney about the challenges confronting the students and how the university is contributing to the future of the area.

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Strong stand

With Laudato Si', there's no doubting where Francis stands in the great argument of our time. Not the debate between liberalism and conservatism. I mean the argument between dynamists and catastrophists, writes Ross Douthat.

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Fr Flanagan

School students march for abuse survivors, Pope asks Waldensians for forgiveness, sainthood push for Boys Town founder, Father Flanagan.

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Radical message revealed

The most significant feature of Laudato Si' is not about climate change. It is that the document represents a sea change in Catholic - even Western religious - thinking on the relationship between human beings and the earth.

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Jairus

Mark 5: 21-43 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake.

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Laudato Si Top 10

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Pioneer Sisters 1903

This year, Loreto celebrates 140 years in Australia thanks to pioneering Loreto Sisters from Ireland. Elouise Hahn reflects on the legacy of Mother Gonzaga Barry and the order she created here.

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Eugene Kennedy

Eugene Cullen Kennedy, a writer, psychologist, and former Maryknoll priest transformed into a lay Catholic activist, was both comfortable inside powerful church circleds and outside them. He died earlier this month, aged 86.

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Transformational tale

It’s strange how things start. For Scottish Catholic Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, the adventure that led to his international charity, Mary’s Meals, began one morning in 1983, when he was 15.

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Sister Nirmala

Salt + Light's Perspectives program features an interview with Sister Nirmala Joshi, the former Superior of the Missionaries of Charity, who died during the week.

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Helen OBrien

From a young age, Helen O’Brien knew she wanted to be a teacher but it wasn’t until she was married with two young sons that she began following her dream.

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Messages defended

A senior Vatican official has defended Pope Francis in response to criticism that he failed to condemn Russian intervention in Ukraine when he met President Vladimir Putin at the Vatican on June 10, reports The Tablet.

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Fr Richard Ho Lung

He’s been described as a male Mother Teresa and is a dab hand at writing musical theatre, and he’s heading to Australia, reports The Catholic Weekly.

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Bishop Saunders of Broome

Governments at both Federal and State level must become serious about the immense shortage of housing stocks in Australian townships, according to the Bishop of Broome, Christopher Saunders.

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Dalil Boubakeur

The Rector of the Paris Grand Mosque has sparked uproar by suggesting that disused churches could be turned into mosques, reports The Tablet.

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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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