National exorcism performed

Can an entire country become infested by demons? Catholic priests carried out a nation-wide exorcism in Mexico last month in response to high levels of violence, drug cartels, and abortion, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Happy Easter

The new Papal Encyclical - Laudato Si' (Praised Be: On the care of our common home) -  will be released today in the Vatican at noon local time. 

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Notre Dame University

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Still waiting for news

When the Catholic community in regional Western Australian town rallied round to offer shelter to Kurdish refugees, there was some disquiet. Today, the family wants nothing more than to settle and be productive new Australians, reports the ABC.

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Common enemy

Right now, what unites Christians and atheists is far more important than what divides them. They face a common enemy in bloody, violent intolerance, writes Brendan O'Neill in The Catholic Herald.

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Focus on entertainment

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse said it plans to put the spotlight on the entertainment industry, urging anyone who has suffered to come forward, reports AFP in Yahoo7.

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Greens MP Ellen Ssandell

A row has erupted between a Liberal conservative and Greens MPs about the role of the Lord's Prayer in Victorian Parliament, reports The Age.

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Spotlight on the original

The priest who was the inspiration for G K Chesterton's great detective also played a central role in the conversion of the English writer and many others, contends The Catholic World Report.

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Trial next month

The former Papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who left his post in 2013 after being accused of sexual misconduct with minors, will stand trial next month at the Vatican with possible "international legal cooperation," reports NCR Online.

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Fails to warm

This American romantic, comedy-drama tells the story of a US military pilot who almost lost his life in a missile attack in Afghanistan. Years later, he accepts a private assignment in Hawaii, hoping to put his life in order.

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Australians prepare

Pope Francis is preparing to declare humans primarily responsible for climate change, call for fossil fuels to be replaced by renewable energy, and decry consumerism, according to a leaked draft of his encyclical, reports Fairfax Media.

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Child advocacy

Compassion Australia is part of an international Christian child development ministry, committed to child advocacy.

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Landmark court ruling

The Supreme Court of Mexico has decreed it is unconstitutional for Mexican States to bar gay marriages, effectively legalising same-sex marriage in a landmark legal ruling, reports The Independent.

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Sr Dorothy Stang

Sister Dorothy Stang, an American missionary assassinated in Brazil in 2005 for defending the Amazon rainforest and the rights of poor farmers, might well be the undeclared patron saint of the Pope's forthcoming encyclical, writes John Allen in Crux.

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Busted Halo

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For youth

Sponsored by the Paulists and written by young adults for young adults, Busted Halo is a website that includes discussion boards on various topics, featured commentary and a range of podcasts and videocasts.

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Launched this week

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum, which aims to change hearts and minds in support of the abolition of harsh asylum seeker policies, has been officially launched at the start of World Refugee Week, which started on Sunday.

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Dalai Lama in Brisbane

Archbishop Mark Coleridge called the Dalai Lama a "witness to hope" after he led a multifaith service with representatives of many of the world’s major religions at Brisbane's St Stephen's Cathedral last Thursday, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Hildegard with her grandson

When Hildegard Pleva's sons were grown up, she spent a lot of time at her local monastery, were one of the religious was providing personal spiritual direction. Hildegard wanted to know more. The call was to go deeper.

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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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