Cardinal Napier

All Saints Church in the inner Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy was filled to the brim last week for a conversation between the Archbishop of Durban, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, and Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne Vincent Long.

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Death penalty debate

The death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a legitimate use of state authority, even if Catholics disagree with it, contends a moral theologian in the US, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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New Caritas chair

Caritas Australia CEO, Paul O’Callaghan, has welcomed the appointment of a new Chair of Caritas Australia, Bishop of Port Pirie, Greg O’Kelly SJ, and Deputy Chair, Bishop Peter Stasiuk CSsR.

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Slippery slope warning

A Belgian bishop has warned his German counterparts that even a narrowly defined legalisation of euthanasia represents a "dam break" that only leads to further public acceptance of the practice, reports The Tablet.

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Ballarat evidence harrowing

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard harrowing evidence of child sexual abuse at Catholic institutions around Ballarat, west of Melbourne, reports Nine News.

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Virtual guide

Obethlehem is the virtual gateway to religious, historic, and modern-day Bethlehem in Holy Land.

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Faith for turbulent times

The economic crisis, corruption and political dysfunction have left the Irish longing for a vision of decent society. Is the Church up to the challenge, asks Jon Anderson in The Catholic Herald.

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Helen Mirren gold

This British-American film is based on the true story of the late Maria Altmann, who lived in Los Angeles and fought the Government of Austria to reclaim the iconic, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer 1, by Gustav Klimt.

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Water access inequity

Participants in Pax Christi International's 70th anniversary conference in Bethlehem gathered in the village last week to see the difference in water availability between Israeli and Palesitnian settlements, reports NCR Online.

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The Waitara home

St Vincent de Paul and the Sisters of Mercy have reached an in-principle, out-of-court settlement with a Sydney woman who was allegedly forced to put her newborn baby up for adoption, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Warning over persecution

One day after canonising the first two Palestinian saints, Pope Francis met with a group of sisters from the Holy Land, urging them to pray for peace against “white-gloved terrorism” and persecution, reports Ucanews.

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Bakery guilty of discrimination

A Christian-owned bakery in Northern Ireland has been found guilty of discrimination against a customer after it refused to make a cake bearing a pro-gay marriage slogan, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Show of support

Hundreds of Catholics gathered in San Francisco over the weekend to show their support for Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, whose conservative policies have angered many in the city, reports NCR Online.

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Plays young pope

British actor Jude Law will play a fictional Pope in an upcoming TV mini-series, reports AP in Crux.

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Lessons from Canada

Margaret Somerville, Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University in Montreal, will speak on the Canadian experience of opposing euthanasia at next month's St Thomas More Forum.

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Lakewood Church, California

Catholic reform groups meeting in Ireland have called on Pope Francis to halt the Church's policy of clustering parishes into megaparishes, NCR Online reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Young Archbishop Bergoglio

The man who accused Jorge Mario Bergoglio of complicity with Argentina’s military rulers during the 1970s was on their payroll from 1978-81, according to a report by two investigative journalists in Argentina, reports Vatican Insider.

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Media reports rejected

The Church has dismissed reports it is planning to continue relying on a legal defence, known as the "Ellis defence," that blocks victims of child sexual abuse from taking action, reports the ABC.

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Formed in 1940

The Australian Catholic Historical Society is a cultural organisation, founded in 1940 by a group of Catholic students of Australian history who were interested in all aspects of Australian Catholic Church history. 

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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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