Archbishop Cordileone

A powerful cross-section of Catholics in the San Francisco Archdiocese is asking Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, saying the archbishop has "fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance," reports NCR Online.

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Academy of Sciences

The Academy of Sciences website carries details of various scientific projects being undertaken by the Vatican.

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Stiller and Watts

Gently amusing yet endlessly perceptive, While We’re Young is a showcase for the talents of its terrific cast and writer-director Noah Baumbach.

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Notre Dame University

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Only four left

Canberra's Marist Brothers community is to be disbanded by the middle of the year following the deaths of two members in the past 18 months and the appointment of a third to head a new community in Western Sydney, reports The Canberra Times.

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Faithful fiction

Marilynne Robinson's books put us into conversation with the Bible and redading one of her novels is like going to church, writes Angela Alaimo O'Donnell.

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Centenary celebration

The Broken Bay Diocese is presenting the next in its Conversation series tomorrow, featuring the Governor of NSW, Dame Marie Bashir and TV presenter Ray Martin, on the Anzac legend.

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Gonski funding plea

Schools in regional areas could close and the quality of education will be compromised if the Government pursues funding increases based only on inflation and enrolment fluctuations, according to the nationa­l body for Catholic schools, reports The Australian.

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Investigation concluded

A controversial three-year program of Vatican oversight of the leadership group of US Catholic sisters has been concluded, with the sisters and the Church announcing that the goal of the oversight "has been accomplished," reports NCR Online.

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BBI

A world-first partnership between The Broken Bay Institute (BBI) and Saint Paul University (SPU) in Ottawa, Canada, will enable SPU to deliver the first pontifically recognised degree in Canon Law in Australia.

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Word with Francis

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston made a pitch to Pope Francis and his team of cardinal advisors on Wednesday on the need to hold bishops who fail to report sexual abuse accountable, reports Crux.

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Too many Thomases

Viewers of Wolf Hall might be forgiven for being confused about who’s who in the six-part miniseries based on Hilary Mantel’s books. At least four of the main characters are all named Thomas. More confusingly, three of them wear nearly identical hats.

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Threats after report

A man who reported sexual abuse at St Joseph's Neerkol Orphanage at Rockhampton received death threats after talking to police, including a bullet in his mailbox, the Royal Commission has heard, reports the ABC.

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Great skill needed

Francis is more aware than anyone that he is like one rowing a boat in shark-infested waters and must navigate carefully and with great skill, writes Robert Mickens in NCR Online.

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St Peters Basilica

We hear a lot about Canon Law, but what does it actually mean?

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Fr Bichsel at a protest

Fr William Bichsel was given six months to live in 2009 because of his failing heart. Not only did he prove doctors wrong, he continued his 40 years-plus crusade against what he called "ongoing, unabated works of war" and "forces of militarism."

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Kissing their feet

Amid the filth of Cairo’s worst slums, a middle-class "lady in white" feels called by God to protect the children who must sort rubbish to stay alive. Today, her organisation has helped more than 30,000 children, writes The Catholic Herald.

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Francis raises stakes

The Vatican has long opposed nuclear weapons, but Pope Francis is making the cause one of the top diplomatic priorities of his two-year-old papacy, reports Time magazine.

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Daniel Mannix

Brenda Niall's Mannix is the most wise, shrewd and elegant biography yet produced of this complex and beguiling man. Niall's prose strengthens the candour of this fine book, writes  Michael McGirr for The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Vinnies sleepout prep

Female CEOs to spend night out in Vinnies sleepout, Brisbane prayers for autism, the Council of Cardinals examines bishops' accountability, and a Nigerian cathedral collapses.

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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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