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Scenic pleasure

What a pleasant surprise. In a film which adults and children could enjoy, the audience is taken into the French Alps, on the border with Switzerland.

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Redeemer statue weeps

All of Brazil wept yesterday as they watched Germany punch in a stunning seven goals, the most ever scored in any World Cup semi-final. Jesus wept, too... at least in the Twittesphere

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Cycle of violence intensified

Catholic leaders in the Holy Land have called for an end to the cycle of violence and criticised Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and its collective punishment of Palestinians, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Joan Chittister

If you listen to TV ads carefully, you can certainly learn a lot there about ecclesiastical physics, writes Joan Chittister in NCR Online.

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Macial with St John Paul II

This two-part series examines how a corrupt, paedophile, drug-addicted priest founded The Legionaries of Christ which he ran for 60 years with the Vatican’s seal of approval. 

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Broad reforms announced

Introducing the new president of the Vatican bank yesterday, Cardinal George Pell said the Vatican's ambition is 'to become something of a model of financial management rather than a cause for occasional scandal,' reports the Catholic News Service.

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Law changes condemned

Josephites from around the world have joined the Refugee Council and other human rights groups in pleading for the rights of desperate people fleeing for their lives, reports the Sisters of St Joseph.

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Archbishop Martin frank

The Church 'which talks about a preferential option for the poor must show, unflinchingly, a preferential option for those who have been victims of abuse within its fold,' the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has said, reports The Irish Times.

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Challenge to core values

The Diocese of Baton Rouge has issued a statement decrying a decision by the Louisiana Supreme Court which could compel a local priest to testify in court about confessions he might have received, reports Ucanews.

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CEC

The CEC provides opportunities for people to understand the Catholic religion by responding to specific requests for information and making appropriate resources available.

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Priest during sermon

A Redemptorist priest in the Philippines issued an apology yesterday after a video of him insulting an unwed teenage mother drew a barrage of criticism on social networks, reports Ucanews.

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Cardinal Pell at Domus Australia

The Church has signalled it will replace the board of the Vatican bank after its profit nosedived during 2013, reports The Wall Street Journal. Cardinal George Pell, head of the Secretariat for the Economy, will announce the new board today.

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Iraq family fleeing Mosul

The patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Baghdad has called the current situation in his country 'perhaps the darkest and most difficult period in (the Church’s) recent history,' reports the CNS in The Catholic Herald.

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Bonnie and son James

Bonnie Engstrom tells The Catholic Herald how her son was restored to life after she prayed for the intercession of a pioneering televangelist.

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Message to conference

Pope Francis has called for a complete ban on the production and use of landmines, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Notre Dame University

Click on Media Releases to read the latest.

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Earthcare

Catholic Earthcare was established by the ACBC to help promote understanding among people that Creation is sacred and endangered, and must be protected and sustained for present and future generations.

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Lived experience

Those who dismiss Pope Francis' concerns about unfettered capitalism on the grounds that being from Argentina makes him naive need to brush up on their history, writes Kate Gordon in Milliennial Journal.

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Industrial action proposed

The Catholic Education Office in Sydney has called for a 'balanced debate' as teachers at Catholic schools across the Macarthur region in the south-west of Sydney vote to stop work next week, reports The Camden-Narellan Advertiser.

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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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