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The Gospel of the week comes from John 6: 51 - 58. John is still exploring the truth revealed when Jesus fed the multitude (6:1-15), and is drawing us deeper into the meaning of that revelation.

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Marcelle Mogg

The contributions of the Sisters of Charity to health care in Australia are formidable. Madonna Magazine profiles the lay-woman tasked with ensuring that their mission and spirit lives on in St Vincent's Health.

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A Catholic and Anglican Bishop pray together

This week Pope Francis referred to the division between Catholics and Anglicans as nothing less than a 'scandal'. Here, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, offers his own reflections on the Anglican-Catholic divide.

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Fr Vicenzo Bordo

The Ho-Am Prize 2014, known as the Nobel Prize of South Korea, has been awarded to Fr Vincenzo Bordo, writes Cristian Martini Grimaldi for ucanews.com.

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Ecumenism

The International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM) website is an online resource centre for Anglican-Roman Catholic relations.

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Fr Robert Taft SJ

In an interview with Pray TellLiturgy expert Fr Robert Taft SJ suggests three things he would do to improve the liturgy.

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Resume 2

Be alert, job hunters: Think twice about what you reveal to a potential employer about any religious affiliations, according to the Religion News Service, disclosure might not pay off.

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen

 A Vatican panel of theologians has approved the miracle needed for the beatification of television evangelist Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, The Catholic Herald reports.

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Pope at SantEgidio

The Holy Father braved Roman storms to visit the Community of Sant'Egidio in Trastevere earlier this week. More than 10,000 joined him and heard the Pontiff reclaim the word 'solidarity' for Christianity, The Boston Globe reports.

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Former Premier

Barry O'Farrell has slammed the Church response to a Special Commission of Inquiry report into matters relating to the Police investigation of certain child sexual abuse allegations in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, The Guardian reports.

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Leo Seemanpanilla

In a decision sure to have caused more grief to the family of a Sri Lankan asylum seeker who committed suicide in Melbourne, Australian immigration authorities refused them entry to attend his funeral yesterday.

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Cardinals Bergoglio and Bertone

Pope Benedict might well have outfoxed his deputy Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone with his resignation last year, writes Ingrid D. Rowland for The New York Review of Books.

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Breeches Bible

A rare, 1585 'Breeches Bible' has been literally stumbled upon at the Ballarat Mechanics' Institute, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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Independent Education Union

Industrial action by the Independent Teachers Union at Tasmania's 37 Catholic schools could begin within days, the ABC reports.

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Cardinal Tagle

The Pope wants his pastors to smell like their sheep; and now Cardinal Luis Tagle of the Philippines wants his ministers, too, to seek out 'meaningful roles,' reports ucanews.com

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Archbishop Denis Hart

Good Friday is a Holy Day for Christians. Our community recognises its importance by observing it as a public holiday, writes Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart.

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Irish children

There are thousands of baby burial grounds across Ireland, writes Graham Clifford at independent.ie, especially on the western seabord.

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Of mice and bears

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Celestine and Ernest

Celestine the mouse lives in the underground world of rodents. Above ground lurk the scare bears. Ah, here it comes – Romeo and Juliet, Westside Story – now with added fur. 

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Australian first

Australia’s first Oratorian community will be established in 2015 or 2016 with at least four priests and a seminarian. This website provides information about the project, with news, updates, and information on donations. 

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Brother bishops

Big day in the Vatican yesterday for ecumenism and a twig off an old historic English fig tree, as the Pontiff received the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, writes Iacopo Scaramuzzi for Vatican Insider.

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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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