Third book in English

In this excerpt from his third book in English, The Joy of Discipleship: Reflections from Pope Francis on Walking with Christ, Francis lays out his vision of mercy for the special Jubilee Year of Mercy.

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Br Alvarado

When he became a monk, baking was not in Br Pachomius Alvarado’s heart. But having been given the task, he has become so good at it that keeping up with demand is becoming a problem. Crux reports.

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Leader accused of manipulating followers

On the centenary of the 1916 Irish Easter Rising against British rule, one of Ireland’s leading Jesuit theologians has accused the movement's leader of using Catholicism in an unchristian way to attract followers, reports The Guardian.

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Refused to fight for Assad

"People have asked why the Pope took in Muslims. But what he said is that because they are 'human beings, people who need help'," says Hasan, one of the lucky dozen refugees rescued from Lesbos by the Pope to begin a new life in Rome.

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Excited by new role

After a distinguished career in nursing and health administration, Marie Mohr was looking for a change when she took on the role of health and well-being co-ordinator for the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

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Legendary people skills

The former secretary of the Defence department, Tony Ayers, who died last week aged 82, was regarded by many as the best people manager in Australian public service history.

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Cardinal Turkson

Cardinal Peter Turkson, born in Ghana, is President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, but has played a high profile role in preparing and advocating on behalf of the Pope's environmental messages.

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René Girard

The lesson in Jesus, especially in his death and resurrection, is that genuine religion and loyalty lie in letting ourselves be stretched by what does not emanate from our own kind, writes Fr Ron Rolheiser.

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Grassroots approach

Busted Halo has selected eight of the Pope's most memorable quotes and statements about the environment, as a reminder of his ongoing campaign based on the message of his encyclical Laudato Si'.

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Pope shows realistic perspective

According to married Catholics with children, Pope Francis comes off as a pastor who actually knows what day-to-day reality in a marriage is like, reports Crux.

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Bishop Donald Lippert OFM

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands has made a surprise visit to West Papua ahead of an expected statement on West Papuan independence, reports the ABC.

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Tuk Tuk education in Cambodia

Catholic Mission has launched its 2016 Church Appeal, focussing on education in Cambodia and carrying the theme Just as you did it to one of the least of these ... you did it to me.

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Cases may be reopened

The Church has abandonned a practice known as blind reporting of child sex abuse, which may allow hundreds of cases going back decades to be reopened, reports the ABC.

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Call for greater transparency

A group of prominent global theologians, priests and bishops who have been criticised by the Vatican's chief doctrinal office have called for a more transparent process for theological investigations in the Church, reports NCR Online.

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Campaign for acknowledgement

Mapuche indigenous activists have burnt two more churches in southern Chile as part of a bid to reclaim ancestral lands, reports Global Pulse.

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False hope

Euthanasia, or assisted suicide, cannot be made safe, because no law can prevent vulnerable people from abuse, writes Peter Comensoli, the Bishop of Broken Bay.

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Slab found by accident

Archaeologists have found a stone slab covering the tomb of one of the first Catholic priests in Mexico, a grave sunk into the floor of what appears to be an Aztec temple, reports AP in The Washington Post.

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Sr Clare Maria Crockett

A religious order of Sisters has paid tribute to one of its members and four postulants who were killed in the devastating earthquake which struck Ecuador on Saturday, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Notre Dame University

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Notre Dame University

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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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