Symbolic commitment

Four Iraqi seminarians have chosen a refugee camp for their ceremony to be ordained as deacons, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Surrendered to police

Three Franciscan friars charged with allowing a suspected sexual predator to hold jobs where he molested more than 100 children surrendered on Friday in Pennsylvania, where they were confronted by the mother of one of his victims, reports AP/Crux.

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Ringing endorsement

More than 50 conservative Catholic activists and political leaders have come out in support of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz to promote him as an alternative to Donald Trump, reports the Religion News Service.

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Slammed authorities over indifference

Pope Francis has criticised those who he said were washing their hands of the fate of refugees, telling a large crowd at yesterday's Palm Sunday service that authorities have refused to take responsibility.

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Notre Dame University

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Fr Bernard Kenvi

A priest who saved 1500 Muslims from slaughter in the Central African Republic has been shortlisted for a new $US1 million ($1.3m) peace prize, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Put audiences at ease

Terry Wogan was the most popular and best-loved broadcaster in Britain for more than three decades, confecting a middlebrow, old-fashioned brand of gentle Irish whimsy that barely concealed his forthright views about the BBC.

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Saved by secret rooms

It sounds like a tale straight out of Harry Potter - a system of safe houses equipped with cleverly hidden “priest holes,” secret rooms and hidden doors helped fugitive priests from persecution in 16th-century England.

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Shaped by her teachers

Dominican Sister Barbara Reid, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is Vice President and Academic Dean of Catholic Theological Union, in Chicago.

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Bishop Saunders celebrates his 20th anniversary

Bishop Christopher Saunders, who has devoted so much of his life to people in the sunburnt north, this year celebrates 20 years in the Kimberley and 40 years as a priest.

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Golgotha

Luke 23:1-49 The elders of the people, chief priests and scribes, arose and brought Jesus before Pilate.

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A way to live faith

Before dying and rising, Christ made a gesture that was carved in the memory of the disciples - the washing of the feet. Here Pope Francis reflects on its meaning.

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D Paul Sullins

This study of American Episcopal priests who became Catholic priests delivers a portrait of authoritarian lives almost perfectly suited to the path they chose.

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Mass in Santa Martha chapel

Who's awake when Francis rises? When the Pope wakes up at around 4.45am, there is hardly anyone out in the streets of the Eternal City, or of the Vatican itself. Sébastien Maillard chronicles an ordinary day in the Pontiff's life.

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Martin Sheen in The Way

The pilgrim is the anti-hermit. You could argue that their ends are typically the same — to draw nearer to God, to connect with spiritual tradition, to seek truth and understand wisdom. But their means are different.

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Marchers begin their celebrations

Hundreds of thousands of revellers and marchers decked out in shamrocks and all shades of green crowded onto Manhattan's Fifth Avenue yesterday to celebrate the 255th New York City St Patrick's Day parade.

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Family support and love

The Immaculate Conception Monastery in Indiana is home to about 150 Sisters of St Benedict. It's also home to four Sisters - women who are also sisters to each other. As in siblings.

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Atrocities labelled genocide

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has said that ISIS’s atrocities should be classed as genocide, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Cardinal O

Francis’s proposed tribunal to judge bishops who covered up for paedophile priests has stalled, reports AP in Crux.

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Direct economic origins

Human trafficking and slavery is a terrible consequence of economic and social exclusion, according to a submission from Australia’s Catholic Bishops to a Senate inquiry.

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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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