Restraint works well

Marvel Entertainment takes a step back from saving the world for this slightly more modest effort and it reaps dividends in this chronicle of redemption, aided by a cracking cast, snappy script, and pervading sense of fun.

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Archbishop Coleridge outspoken

The Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, told ABC TV’s Q&A program last night that Australia’s asylum seeker policies are a “moral failure” and an “international disgrace,” reports The Herald Sun.

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Andrew Forrest

The Pope’s representative has resigned as Chairman of Australian billionaire Andrew Forrest’s Global Freedom Network, creating a setback in the mining magnate's bold mission to unite the world’s major faiths in a bid to end modern slavery, reports The Australian.

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Fanning the flames

28-Jul-2015
Word on Fire

For ten years, Father Robert Barron has provided easily digestible, no-nonsense eloquence in his YouTube ministry and website, Word On Fire. Last week he was elected as an auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles.

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Statue blessed

An Irish artist commissioned to make a statue of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen for New York’s St Malachy Church, also known as The Actors’ Chapel, hopes the work will inspire a new generation of devotees to the Archbishop.

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Jehovahs Witnesses hearing

The Jehovah's Witness Church hid allegations of child sexual abuse involving more than 1,000 of its members during 60 years, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard.

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NCC founder BA Santamaria

“Champ, we were wondering if you would consider a special mission for us. It involves a little bit of danger but mainly a cool head and an ability to absorb what’s going on around you.” Greg Sheridan reflects on his initiation into the National Civic Council.

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Open Day at UWA

28-Jul-2015
St Thomas Moore College

St Thomas More Residential College at the University of Western Australia will hold an open day on August 9.

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True heroism

The remarkable lengths to which the polish activist Jan Karski went to focus global attention on the Holocaust give rare meaning to the notion of courage and heroism, writes Vic Alhadeff, on the eve of a new theatre production of his story.

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Cologne cathedral

Many Germans have renounced their membership of the  Church, according to new statistics, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Commissioner Ashton

Victoria Police has overstated the number of suicides related to child-sex abuse by Catholic clergy. An internal police brief found one confirmed suicide compared to the 43 Church-related cases originally estimated by the force, reports The Australian.

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Satanic statue

Several hundred people have attended a Mass at a Detroit church to protest over a 2.6-metre-tall bronze statue of Satan that hundreds of people also lined up to see, reports AP on SkyNews.

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Notre Dame University

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First pilgrim

Pope Francis yesterday became the first person registered for next year's World Youth Day festivities, using an iPad to sign up while addressing thousands of pilgrims and tourists in Saint Peter's Square, reports AFP on Yahoo7.

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Aid to the Church in Need

This international Catholic charity offers annual financial support to more than 5,000 projects worldwide.

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War and Aborigines

The Marist Family Peace and Justice Group has organised a conference titled Both Ends of a Gun, about Aboriginal Australians at war, on August 29 in Sydney.

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An Indian tribal

I spent much of this past week among some of the most victimised Christians on the planet. They are members of India’s tribal underclass, writes John Allen in Crux.

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Aerial view of residence

A German diocese wants to make its disgraced former “Bishop of Bling” responsible for the A$5.9 million (3.9 million euros) in losses incurred during the luxury makeover of his residence and office, reports the Religion News Service.

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Enjoying maté in 2013

Returning to the Vatican in the middle of a heat wave after an eight-day, three-country trip to South America, Pope Francis took the kind of vacation he said he prefers: What has become known as a "staycation," reports the Catholic News Service.

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Anger at St Charbel

A parishioner at a Maronite church in western Sydney has issued a sharply-worded reminder about appropriate attire on the church's Facebook page after becoming fed up with young girls wearing skimpy outfits to services.

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