Indians at the rally

Thousands of Christians have rallied in Kolkata in India in a show of outrage over the recent gang-rape of an elderly nun, reports Ucanews.

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Unimaginable damage

The devastation caused by Cyclone Pam to Vanuatu in the Pacific over theweekend has provoked an immediate humanitarian response from Christian agencies and calls for urgent action on climate change, reports The Tablet.

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Savvy political brain

Beneath Francis's humble exterior lies the mind of a brilliant politician. So what political advantage does Francis derive from publicly suggesting he’ll have a short shelf life? Three points suggest themselves, writes John Allen in Crux.

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Archbishop Wilson

The Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, has vowed to clear his name after being charged by NSW police with concealing a serious offence regarding clerical child sexual abuse in the Hunter region nearly 30 years ago.

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St Patricks grave

Today is St Patrick's Day, the saint's day which has tremedous cut through all around the world.

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Wild, a spiritual journey

On Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis outlined a program for Lent in his homily, citing readings from Book of Joel, Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians, and the Gospel of Matthew. Here are some films that exemplify the themes within his selected readings.

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Syrian refugees

In an unusually blunt endorsement of military action, the Vatican’s top diplomat at the UN has called for a co-ordinated international force to stop ISIS in Syria and Iraq from further assaults on Christians and other minority groups, reports Crux.

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Karachi protest

Pakistan’s most senior Catholic has blamed the Government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for failing to prevent Taliban suicide attacks on two churches in Lahore that claimed the lives of 14 people on Sunday, reports The Tablet.

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Stood down in 2013

The Church in Scotland has responded to media reports suggesting that the Church is “sitting on” a report on allegations regarding Cardinal Keith O'Brien, former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh who admitted sexual misconduct in 2013.

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Cardinal Muller

Bishops around the world have an obligation to ensure their priests do not commit acts of abuse, according to Cardinal Gerhard Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Lack of facilities

Catholic welfare group Centacare said it has been forced to place some women clients in South Australia in motels because of a lack of regional crisis services, reports AAP in The Daily Telegraph.

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Brother John Taylor

The 2014 Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize has been presented to two NSW students who have overcome significant hardship to attain outstanding results in last year’s Higher School Certificate.

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Notre Dame University

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Cult noir status

This American crime drama is based on a 2009 novel by the same name written by Thomas Pynchon about a freelance detective in the 1970s investigating the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

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Against the grain

Chastity is not popular these days but in a society which has ceased to be Christian, that is what makes it so very interesting, writes Dawn Eden in The Catholic Herald.

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Candid interview

Pope Francis has said that he “did not know what to say” when greeting the world from the balcony overlooking St Peter’s Square after his election two years ago, and that he feels his Pontificate will be brief, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Fr Pepper

An Irish priest gave a whole new meaning to "white collar boxing" at the weekend after taking to the ring to battle a parishioner in a charity fight, reports AFP on Yahoo7.

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Research urged

Australian Church groups should fund a study into domestic violence within their ranks and clerical responses to it, according to a leading independent Christian research and media organisation, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Pursuing 140 clams

The first wave of criminal prosecutions resulting from the royal commission into child sexual abuse have begun to hit the courts, with police pursuing more than 140 separate criminal investigations, reports The Australian.

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Proposals criticised

Under new laws passed in the Victorian Parliament, Catholic and independent schools may soon be required to provide the Education Minister with detailed reports on how their funding is used, reports The Age.

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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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