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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Non-Stop

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Action thrller

This French-American action thriller tells the story of an International flight going wrong on a 'non-stop' connection from New York to London.

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National campaign

Catholic Religious Australia is calling for a 'National Lament' for people seeking asylum in Australia.

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Notre Dame University

Click on Media Releases to read the latest.

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Adult education

The Catholic Adult Education Centre and Mustard Seed Bookshop are works of the Archdiocese of Sydney, which aim to provide education and resources for Catholic life.

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Cardinal Pell

'Pope Francis is very different,' says Cardinal Pell. 'Not only does he mean it, but he has the capacity to get it done.' Though previous Vatican efforts at financial reform have come and gone, he insists this one is for real, reports The Boston Globe.

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General Cosgrove

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) will host the Inaugural NSW Parliamentary Interfaith Prayer Breakfast in Sydney this Thursday – a new event on the NSW Parliament and interfaith calendar.

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Jesuits UK

A good place for reading up on the spirituality and works of the Society of Jesus is to be found at the official homepage of the British Province of the Society.

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Cardinal Lustiger

More and more Catholic Poles are discovering that they are Jewish and that their parents kept their identity hidden from them. The subject features in a documentary screening in Melbourne next month.

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Dead Sea Qumran grottoes

Nine new Qumran Scrolls have been discovered. The news was announced at a conference at the Faculty of Theology in Lugano, reports Vatican Insider.

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Communion paths outlined

The Catholic Church needs to find a way to offer healing, strength and salvation to Catholics whose marriages have failed and who are committed to making a new union work within the Church, Cardinal Walter Kasper has told the world's cardinals.

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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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