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Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green/Catholic Weekly

Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green clocks up 60,000 kilometres a year driving across the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese, which spans an area larger than the United Kingdom, writes Sharyn McCowen.

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Qld teachers Joseph and Brigid Eastgate/Catholic Leader

Senior teachers in Queensland's Catholic schools are set to receive a salary boost to levels above $100,000, The Catholic Leader reports.

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Bishop Myles McKeon/The Record

The second Bishop of Bunbury and an Auxiliary Bishop of Perth, Bishop Myles McKeon, passed away at the age of 97, leaving behind a pastoral legacy that won't soon be forgotten, writes Rachel Curry.

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Suspect/ABC Chicago

A priest says he was confronted with a gun during a man's confession at his church in Ohio, ABC Chicago reports.

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The kingdom of God is at hand

Luke 10:1-9 At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit.

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Francis Sullivan/ABC

Acknowledging community pain and anger, Truth, Justice and Healing Council CEO Francis Sullivan has said that people were "fronting up and telling the truth" at the The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, ABC News reports.

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Martin Luther/The Guardian

Unlike other biographers of Martin Luther, Lyndal Roper portrays the theologian as an authoritarian fuelled by hatred – of Jews as well as the papacy, writes Ian Thomson in The Guardian.

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Bishop Robert Barron/American Enterprise Institute

This is Bishop Robert Barron's keynote talk at a conference last month on Catholic Thought and Human Flourishing: Culture and Policy hosted by the American Enterprise Institute.

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Rewarding life of faith

Fifty years ago Graeme Ramsden made a life-defining decision to join the army, which led to a distinguished career as a soldier and chaplain to the military and police, from which he has recently retired.

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Different tourism tempo

For those wanting a different experience on their next pilgrimage to Rome, Gazebike is a family-owned bike shop and tour company that works together with the Museum of Urban Art, or as it is commonly called, "muromuseum."

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Deep faith crucial to Kellen, pictured right

James Kellen overcame childhood polio, turned to education and the Catholic faith, and won renown for his academic skills over a 40-year career as a librarian at the University of St Thomas in Minnesota.

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Immense talent

There isn’t a thing that Les Murray, the poet who was received into the Church when he married, can’t do better than almost any other living poet. His latest effort is a brilliant collection which reminds us of the strangeness of time.

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Concerned at euthanasia law

Sr Nuala Kenny - medical doctor, renown ethicist, professor, and Sister of Charity of Halifax, Canada - is deeply concerned with the new law allowing euthanasia and doctor-assisted death in Canada.

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St Vincent most popular

Inspired in part by the Pope’s Year of Mercy, the Arts & Faith film-writers group chose mercy as this year’s theme. A biography of St Vincent de Paul topped the list comprising films from Africa, Japan, Hong Kong, Russia, Europe and the US.

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Edward Gibney with bust

Canadian seminarian Edward Gibney draws on his years as a professional sculptor to give students statues of a "laughing Jesus" when they become deacons, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Bishop McKenna

The logo for the Year of Mercy, full of meaning and significance, is worth looking at closely. It was designed by the Jesuit artist Marko Rupnik, whose mosaic art adorns many major churches in Europe, writes Bishop Michael McKenna.

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Nowhere to rest his head

Luke 9:51-62 When the days for Jesus' being taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him.

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Spanish chapel vandalised

Why do attacks on gays, Muslims, Jews, and other minority groups generate a vast examination of conscience, while acts of hatred or contempt directed at Christians generally provoke basic silence, asks John Allen.

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Overcoming enmity

“The most damaging idolatry is not the golden calf but enmity against the other,” wrote anthropologist Rene Girard. Most of us like to believe we do love our neighbours and are free of enmity towards others. But is this so, asks Fr Ron Rolheiser.

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Brilliant intellect

Camaldolese Benedictine Fr Bruno Barnhart, author and spiritual director, has died in Big Sur, California, aged 84.

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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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