Christians of Iraq

22-Jul-2015
Displaced Iraqi Christians

This website chronicles the plight of and lives of Christians living in Iraq.

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Technology curcial

Francis has articulated an important link between technological knowledge and power, arguing those with this knowledge and the resources to use it gain a dominance over those who can't, writes Paul Collins in Eureka Street.

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Environmentalist protest

Bishops are calling on the Philippine government to rethink its mining policy after an accident at the country's largest coal mine left at least six people dead, reports Ucanews.

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Inside the basilica

This 360-degree view allows you to see the splendour of St Peter’s Basilica on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Go to the link and use the toolbar to shift your view or zoom in.

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Notre Dame University

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Padre Pio

The remains of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, commonly known as Padre Pio, will be exhibited in St Peter's Basilica for the first time next year, according to Rome Reports.

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Interconnectedness emphasised

The concerns and values expressed in Pope Francis’ new Encyclical are also central to the rule of St Benedict, says Good Samaritan Sister Mary McDonald, in The Good Oil.

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Bishop Mulkearns

The retired Bishop of Ballarat, Ronald Mulkearns, has been ordered to give court evidence next week in the case of a former priest charged with sex abuse, reports The Australian.

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German clergy at Mass

Observers could be forgiven for thinking that German Catholicism is uniformly liberal. But a closer look shows that the Rhine’s waters are far from the fast-running liberal current that they appear to outsiders, writes Anian Christoph Wimmer.

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Cardinal Pell

The Holy See has reported A$1.47 billion in net assets never identified before, under new procedures that are in line with international accounting standards, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Evangelisation initiative

The Catholic Adult Education Centre is an agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. Its aim is to help adult Catholics grow in the understanding of their faith so as to integrate faith and life and be more effective in evangelisation.

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Sister Angélique

Sister Angélique Namaika, recipient of the 2013 Nansen Refugee Award – UNHCR’s highest human rights prize – is visiting Australia as a guest of Australia for UNHCR and will give a briefing in Sydney next month.

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Permanent victory

A Bible publisher based in Illinois has won its lawsuit against the US federal contraception mandate, with a final ruling delivered last week, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Fr David celebrates Mass

More than 600 people gathered on Sunday to sing, pray, and celebrate their faith at St Mary MacKillop Catholic Parish’s first Sunday Mass at Oran Park west of Sydney.

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Law reform mooted

Australia is ready for new laws to hold institutions criminally responsible for child sexual abuse, according to a report prepared for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, reports AAP/Yahoo7.

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Fr Hernandez celebrates Mass

A year after a war that turned daily life into a nightmare, a priest in Gaza has said the situation in the besieged Palestinian territory has deteriorated even further, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Protest in Manila

Priests and nuns south of Manila have joined people's resistance against a mining project that threatens what has been dubbed the "world's centre of the centre of biodiversity," reports Ucanews.

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Father Dalloglio

Six priests have vanished without trace since the Syrian conflict erupted. Many fear the worst for them, but we must never give up hope that they will be found, writes Ed West in The Catholic Herald.

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Criticised Encyclical

The Vatican’s financial chief, Cardinal George Pell, has taken the unusual step of criticising Pope Francis’ environmental Encyclical, arguing the Church has “no particular expertise in science,” reports the Religion News Service.

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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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