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Remains of house in Rafah

The situation in hospitals in the Gaza Strip is dire, with Palestinians saying that medical supplies will soon run out, according to a cardiologist who serves with the Near East Council of Churches in Gaza, reports the Catholic News Service.

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$11m support

Caritas Australia has thanked thousands of generous supporters, including schools and parishes, right across Australia who joined in solidarity with the world’s poor during Project Compassion 2014.

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Part of global survey

A recent survey conducted by St Columba’s Parish in the diocese of Ballarat has found support for the inclusion of homosexuals, gay and lesbian marriage, and couples using alternative means of conceiving, reports The Courier.

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Fifth cancellation

Pope Francis has said that he had been forced to cancel a recent, planned visit to the Gemelli Hospital at the last minute because of a headache and nausea.

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Venus in fur

Director Roman Polanski won a César Award at the most recent Cannes Film Festival off the back of this two-hander which explores the nature of sexual attraction.

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Active parish

This website is the digital home for the the largest Maronite Parish in Australia - and possibly in the Southern Hemisphere. Servicing an estimated 30,000 parishioners in and around Parramatta.

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Fr MCCullough and the Governor

The Governor of Sindh province in Pakistan has given the Vatican cricket club money and cricket bats ahead of its tour in England, and plans to send a leading Pakistani cricket player to coach the team in October, reports Vatican Insider.

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Qld commitment

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission has welcomed yesterday’s announcement of the Queensland Government’s plan to build new schools across the state.

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New block to unity

The Church of England's vote to ordain women as bishops has created a new obstacle to unity. In my youth, corporate reunion looked possible in my lifetime. Not any more, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.

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Archbishop Pacelli centre

This year marks the centenary of the First World War. One voice crying for peace against the drumbeat for war was Pope Benedict XV. While his warnings were disregarded in his own time, they still challenge us today, reports America.

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Francis Sullivan

The Truth, Justice and Healing Council says that, historically, four per cent of priests in Australia have been paedophiles, double the number which, according to an Italian report, the Pope believes to be in the Church, says ABC.

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Historic vote

The General Synod of the Church of England has voted to authorise the ordination of women as bishops and approved motions to work with people who believe that, theologically, the vote was a mistake, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Benedict celebrates Mass in 2012

Seven years have passed since Summorum Pontificum, the motu proprio by which Benedict XVI liberated the traditional Latin Mass from all restrictions. What exactly has it changed, asks Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.

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Man v Ape

Some 15 years have passed since last we visited this alternative planet and humans are not doing so well. The apes, however, are prospering. How long until war breaks out, then, between primates? 

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60 year study

Negative attitudes towards the Church and its leadership have increased in recent years, due to hostility to official teaching and clerical sexual abuse, a new academic study has found, reports The Tablet.

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Crowe goes Biblical

Sir Ridley Scott, the British filmmaker, is set to emulate the legendary director and producer Cecil B DeMille with a series of Bible-inspired blockbusters, reports The Sunday Times in The Australian.

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Celibacy reforms hint

Pope Francis appears to be leaning towards giving Catholic bishops around the globe the power to decide whether to end celibacy for priests in their jurisdiction, a priest turned academic says, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Caught up in scandal

Reforms are underway at the Vatican bank after a crisis so deep that it has direct links with the resignation of Benedict XVI, writes Jason Berry in The Tablet.

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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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