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Praying at Erawan shrine

Pope Francis has expressed his deep sadness at the recent Bangkok bombings and his “heartfelt solidarity” with all affected, reports The Tablet.

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Sister Veronica

Outspoken academic Sister Veronica Brady has died at the age of 86 in Western Australia, report AAP and the ABC.

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Frank conversation

British theological scholars David and Alison Jasper discuss where they find the sacred, in this interview recorded at the Australian Catholic University's conference last month, Sacred Through Literature and the Arts.

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Galantino with Francis

The Secretary of the Italian Episcopal Conference, Bishop Nunzio Galantino, has emerged as a strong voice for welcome and integration, as well as a stern critic of anti-immigration forces, writes John Allen in Crux.

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Brief visit to Australia

A humble Catholic Sister on a bicycle is single-handedly changing the lives of former sex slaves and rape survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and she is in Australia to thank donors, reports AAP/SBS.

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Jacqui Remond

Religious groups, including Catholic Earthcare and Anglican Church leaders, have signed an open letter to the NSW Premier calling for reform over coal management, reports the ABC's AM program.

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The statue in Portugal

The pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima is to be taken to Damascus, in Syria, during the month of September, it has been announced, reports The Catholic Herald.

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The photo that started it

Pope Francis raised eyebrows in his homeland of Argentina on Wednesday after being photographed in Rome holding a sign advocating dialogue over the disputed Falkland Islands, reports AP in Crux.

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Still popular

Carrying on from the former Cardinal Ratzinger Fan Club, the Pope Benedict XVI Fan Club serves as an online archive of writings by, and about, the Pope Emeritus.

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Galway Cathedral

Known locally as the "Taj Miceál," the dome on Galway's landmark cathedral towers over the city, The Irish Times reports as the building celebrates its 50th birthday.

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This teaching is difficult

John 6:60-69 When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you?

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Don Bosco

Here are some of our featured video stories which have been uploaded to or embedded in CathNews on YouTube this week (subscribe here now).

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Would you

From beginning to end, Andrew Hamilton SJ finds much to like in Peter Fleming's new book about the life of Jesus.

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Answers both simple and hard

There are two big questions to ask a convert: Why did you do it and are you happy? Answering the first point is hard. There’s a temptation to invent a narrative. But the simpler, yet more complex, answer is this: I fell in love, writes the English historian Peter Stanley.

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Archbishop Coleridge at Ormiston

Brisbane prayer 'powerhouse' 50th anniversary, mining company in cemetery talks, Scottish Church apologises to victims, finding Junipero Serra images.

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Cardinal Paskai

The retired Primate of Hungary, Cardinal László Paskai, who led the Hungarian Church as the country moved from communism to democracy at the end of the 1980s, died this week aged 88.

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Historic moment

Sixty-one years ago, Pope Pius XII opened up a new era of Church communication when he recited the Angelus over the radio for the very first time.

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New York skyline

In all his nearly 79 years, Pope Francis has never once been to the United States of America. And he'll see only a tiny patch of it when he makes his first and very brief visit there later next month, writes Robert Mickens.

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Sister Clement Baseden

When Sister Clement Baseden, who turns 88 this month, is asked how she looks back on her long and rich life, she leans forward in her chair, and gives a big grin that lights up her face. “Well, it hasn’t been boring!”

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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

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