3D advances

For those who have never visited them, this is an opportunity to see close-ups of Rome’s basilicas. For those who have visited, it is an opportunity to experience delight again, to reminisce and appreciate, thanks to advances in film technology.

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Once baptised...

Stephen Bullivant wrestles with the question of whether it is possible for a baptised Catholic to cease being one. In short, theologically speaking, is there such thing as a “former Catholic"?

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Front of Dachau

The last surviving priest imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp has died at the age of 102, more than 70 years after surviving a Nazi death march, reports the Religion News Service.

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Fiona Patten

The Australian Sex Party has put up “Tax the Church” posters and has declared "war" on the Church but there has been scant reaction, writes Gerard Henderson.

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Petition to move body

The family of the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen has petitioned the Supreme Court of the State of New York to allow the transfer of the sainthood candidate's remains to Peoria, Illinois, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Son called pietro

The Vatican’s criminal trial over leaked documents has taken a complicated but expected turn with the birth of a baby named Pietro, reports AP in The Catholic Herald.

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First anniversary looming

As the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ eco-encyclical Laudato Si’ approaches, new research shows that US Catholics are more likely than other Christians to accept global warming and believe they have a responsibility to combat it, reports Crux.

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At 2012 ordination

In a stunning about face, Shanghai’s Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daquin has publicly recanted his decision to abandon the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA), which he had dramatically broke with on the day of his episcopal ordination in 2012.

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Demands from outsiders surging

Catholic schools are facing such a growing demand from non-Catholic families that 10,000 new classrooms are needed by 2025, with ­almost a third of students now from outside the faith, reports The Daily Telegraph.

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Notre Dame University

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Sr Benedicta receives her degree

The first time Sister Benedicta of the Holy Face set foot outside her cloistered convent in India was to receive her PhD in aerospace engineering from a prestigious national defence institute, reports Crux.

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Second meeting with mother

In a further sign of his opposition to the death penalty, Pope Francis has received in private audience the mother of Victor Saldano, the only Argentinian on death row in the United States, reports America.

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Bp Ingham at the vigil

In the wake of the Orlando massacre, the Bishop of Wollongong, Peter Ingham, has spken at a vigil held for victims of the attack.

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Four charged with bullying

A Catholic teenager in Yorkshire was tied to a wooden cross by work colleagues, in a mock crucifixion that was part of a “sustained course of bullying,” a jury in York has been told, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Prayer beautiful but passive

I admit this may sound bizarre coming from a priest, but when it comes to gun violence I’ve had it with “I’m praying for you," writes Fr Jim McDermott SJ.

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Bad relations turn worse

Pope Francis has rejected a charitable donation from Argentine president Mauricio Macri – at least partly – because the sum included the figure 666, reports The Guardian.

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Call for harmony

After years of occasional tension and misunderstanding between new lay movements in the Church and the hierarchy, the Vatican has released a document arguing that both sides in the equation need each other, reports Crux.

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Notre Dame University

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Cardinal Braz de Aviz

The Vatican's congregation for religious life is contacting about 15 US orders of Sisters to clarify "some points" following the controversial six-year investigation of American communities of women religious, reports NCR Online.

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Expectations dampened

The head of the Vatican’s doctrine office has suggested little new will come from a study commissioned by Pope Francis into the role of women deacons, reports AP/The Catholic Herald.

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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

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

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