Attack in January

The Catholic weekly Credere has been caught in a delayed April Fools' prank about the Vatican recruiting a hawk to protect the Pope's doves after two were killed by a crow and a seagull, reports Skynews.

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Attack in January

A specially trained hawk named Sylvia has joined the Vatican to help protect the Pope's doves by scaring off predators, reports AAP/SBS.

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Francis sickened

Pope Francis said the assassination of 'my confrere,' a 75-year-old Dutch Jesuit in Syria, 'filled me with deep sadness and made me think again of all the people who suffer and are dying in that martyred country', reports the Catholic News Service.

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The Lego movie

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Surprisingly moving

This is one of a rare breed of animated kids’ films and should be recognised alongside the Toy Story trilogy as an adventure which can captivate and entertain viewers of any age.

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Fr van der Lugt

In a YouTube video posted earlier this year, an elderly man sits outside a simple grey brick house. Birds sing loudly as he addresses the camera in French. This is Fr Frans van der Lugt, appealing on behalf of the starving residents of Homs.

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Baby Jesus stolen

A gold cross ripped from the altar of a church. Two 18th-century carved and gilded wooden cherubs. An entire tabernacle hacked from a wall. These are just a few of the objects stolen from Italian churches in early 2014.

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Discernment

The website for the Catholic Vocations Office for the Archdiocese of Melbourne is a website for Catholics who are trying to discover what direction their life is going in and what plans God has for them.

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Notre Dame University

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The Mass

The vast majority of leaders of US parishes, polled for a new survey, say they find the new English translation of the Mass 'awkward and distracting', with half agreeing it 'urgently needs to be revised', reports NCR Online.

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Ukraine protest

A Ukrainian Catholic bishop has warned that the Church could lose its legal status in Crimea under Russian rule and pledged to use 'all possible means in the international arena' to defend it, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Lesbian baptism defended

An Argentine archbishop has said the recent baptism of a baby being raised by her mother and a lesbian partner is not an endorsement of their lifestyle, reports The Tablet.

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Justice sought

At least 20 victims of former priest Gerald Ridsdale have instructed a lawyer to prepare a class action against the Diocese of Ballarat, reports The Courier.

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Painting with oil droplets

The owner of a portrait of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop says the picture, which hangs in her Victorian home,  is weeping tiny drops of oil, reports The Herald Sun.

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Vatican Bank interior

Pope Francis has approved a new direction for the 'Vatican bank' as it seeks to improve transparency and compliance with international guidelines, the Vatican has announced, reports RNS/Ucanews.

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Paolo Sorrentino

Italy's Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino plans to make a debut television series entitled The Young Pope about a fictional first-ever Italian-American pontiff, an Italian daily reported yesterday, according to AFP/Yahoo7.

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Jasmine with family

Jasmine Munoz could have met Mickey Mouse at Disneyland, gone to a beach or taken a cruise, but the 12-year-old leukemia survivor would rather see the Vatican and meet Pope Francis.

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Church dealt blow

The Philippines' top court has dealt a blow to Church hopes by ruling that a controversial birth control law is not unconstitutional, reports AAP/ SBS.

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Sentence increased

A Melbourne judge has criticised a priest who allegedly was aware that convicted pedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale was sexually assaulting a young girl 40 years ago, reports The Herald Sun.

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Celebrating border Mass

Commentator George Weigel has criticised the Mass at the Arizona border celebrated last week by Cardinal Sean O'Malley and the members of the Migration Committee of the USCCB, reports NCR Online.

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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

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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