Royal Commission

The Vatican has declined a Royal Commission request to hand over documents about child sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests in Australia, reports AM's Lindy Kerin.

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Eve Tushnet

American Catholic writer and blogger Eve Tushnet, who describes herself as 'openly lesbian and celibate,' talks to Sean Salai SJ of America magazine in this interview.

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Jesuit advises Legion

A 'Papal assistant' has been appointed to assist the Legion of Christ as the congregation continues its renewal process following the disgrace of its founder, Fr Marcial Maciel, Vatican Insider reports.

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Pope Francis in Molise

Pope Francis called for more respect for nature on Saturday, branding the destruction of South America's rain forests and other forms of environmental exploitation 'a sin of modern times,' Reuters reports.

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Bishop John Jobst

Broome's first Bishop, John Jobst SAC, has died in Austria aged 94.

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Archbishop Christopher Prowse

Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Christopher Prowse has called on the Federal government to protect the wage rates of cleaners, describing them as the 'new Aussie battlers,' The Canberra Times reports.

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World Youth Day 2016 logo

The official logo and prayer for World Youth Day 2016 were unveiled yesterday in the event's host city — Krakow, Poland — by the city's Archbishop, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz reports CNS.

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22 Jump Street

School holidays are on around the country, so some very school holiday features have hit the cinemas. Some of them are better than others; this one thankfully is.

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Sr Mary Melone

The Vatican has nominated Franciscan Sr Mary Melone as the first woman rector of a Pontifical University, Vatican Insider reports.

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Cardinal Parolin

Pope Francis has expanded his special advisory group of Cardinals to number the Vatican's Number 2, the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Rome Reports says.

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Bishop Basha Warda

A tradition which has continued for more than 1600 years has been interrupted in the Iraqi city of Mosul. There was no Mass for the faithful, and it looks as though soon there will be no faithful at all, Aleteia reports.

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New Bishop for Wilcannia Forbes

After years of uncertainty about its future, the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes welcomed one of its own as Bishop yesterday. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Media Office reports.

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Massimo Faggioli

Church historian and theology professor at St Thomas University, Minneapolis, Massimo Faggioli, discusses the role of the 'new ecclesial movements' in this interview with Radio Vaticana.

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Big Sur Wiki Commons

'Sit in your cell as in paradise,' begins St Romuald's Brief Rule, an eleventh-century text that guides the life of monks in the Camaldolese order. Nathan Schneider considers the rule from the Californian coast.

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CSSA

CSSA is the Church's peak national body for social services in Australia. Its 60 member organisations provide social services to over a million Australians each year.

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Exorcist

According to the Vatican's own newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, exorcists now have an extra weapon in their fight against evil – the official backing of the Church.

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Striking teachers in Hobart

About 200 Catholic school teachers and supporters rallied in Hobart's CBD yesterday morning as an industrial dispute escalated, ABC News reports.

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Il Messagero journalist Franca Giansoldati has spoken with Pope Francis in an extensive interview that gained worldwide publicity this week.

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Fouad Twal

Jerusalem's Latin Patriarch, Fouad Twal, has called for an end to the logic of revenge after the discovery of the body of a Palestinian boy, Vatican Insider reports.

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Bishop Alvaro del Portillo

The Opus Dei press office in Rome has announced that the remains of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor to St Josemaria Escriva, will be put on display from September 29 to October 2 at the Basilica of St Eugene in Rome.

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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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