Father and daughter

The Maronite Catholic Church in the United States has ordained a married priest for the first time in nearly a century, after Pope Francis gave his permission, reports AP in The New Zealand Herald.

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Rev Gustavo Gutierrez

The founder of liberation theology received a hero’s welcome at the Vatican last week as the once-criticised movement continues its rehabilitation under Pope Francis, reports AP in The Globe and Mail.

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No mutual exclusivity

Despite many who believe the contrary, Christianity and feminism are natural and fruitful companions, writes Vicky Beeching.

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Cardinal O

Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien is facing the possibility of further disciplinary action being taken against him by the Holy See, reports The Tablet.

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At Assisi

Pope Francis’s calendar of liturgical services for March and April includes the addition of a Lenten 'penitential service,' but does not say where he will celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Archbishop Prowse

The Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn, Christopher Prowse, has spoken out about public attitudes towards asylum seekers, reports The Canberra Times.

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Changing of the guard

Sr Monica Cavanagh rsj, the incoming congregational leader of almost all the Josephite Sisters around Australia, lists  ‘tomb duty’ for St Mary MacKillop during World Youth Day in 2008 as a highlight of the last six years, reports The Catholic Weekly.

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Gloria

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Ode to freedom

Chilean actress, Pauline Garcia, gives one of those striking performances, at times exuberant, at times doleful, that catches the eye and attention of jury members at international festivals.

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Francis with fan

Daniele De Sanctis was the spitting image of Pope Francis, dressed in white cassock and cape, white skullcap and even a miniature pectoral cross at the Pope’s general audience in the Vatican on Wednesday, reports AP/news.com.au.

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Pope shows lead

Given the publicity he usually receives from the media, it was interesting that the title of Pope Francis’s address on Confession last week was not trumpeted around the world, writes Francis Phillips in The Catholic Herald.

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Girls home despair

A former resident of a Sydney girls' home has given distressing testimony of the sexual abuse and beatings she received while living at the institution, reports ABC/Yahoo7.

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Project Compassion

Hundreds of school students from across Melbourne will join Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart for the launch of this year’s Project Compassion on Tuesday at Deakin Edge Theatre, in Federation Square.

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Notre Dame University

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RCIA assistance

Every year the Archdiocese of Sydney welcomes hundreds of adults into the Catholic Church. The Catechumenate Office handles inquiries for those who would like to take this step, and helps welcome them into the Church.

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Bill Dwyer

Since the early 1950s, a group of around 50 Australian Jesuits has built up the Indian dioceses of Daltonganj and Hazaribagh. Today 15 of them still live in the area, now supported by Indian Jesuits and local diocesan priests.

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Large crowd

Life at all ages was a key message for the hundreds of people attending the Rally for Life in Bisbane’s CBD last weekend, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Nuanced impact

The temptation with any pope, even Francis, is to see him as black or white, all bad or all good. Nothing is that simple, especially a human being, writes Thomas Reese in NCR Online.

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Global message

Pope Francis has written a letter to Catholic families around the world to remind them of the importance of family life in the Church, stating their prayers are crucial for the upcoming Synod, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Two hundred attendees

The numbers at City Silence, a new contemplative prayer service in Sydney's St Mary’s Cathedral every week, are pointing to a widely-held need for spiritual peace among young people, reports The Catholic Weekly

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St Bakhita

Founded in 1808 by St Magdalen of Canossa, the Canossian Daughters of Charity are a multicultural group of women present in 33 Countries, committed to making Jesus known and loved wherever they are called to live.

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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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