Daher Nassar

A Palestinian Christian family that preaches non-violence from a farm in the West Bank is battling to hold on to land it has owned for almost 100 years, writes Daniel Silas Adamson on the BBC.

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Santa Maria Maggiore

A band of squatters has moved into and bedded down in the Roman basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, The Guardian reports.

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Mary McAleese

Former Ireland President Mary McAleese has described as 'bonkers' the Holy See's plan to hold a Synod of celibate bishops to discuss family issues, The Belfast Telegraph reports.

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High Court of Australia

The High Court has ruled that Federal funding for a high school chaplaincy program is in breach of the Australian Constitution, The Canberra Times reports.

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A lawyer for the Marist Brothers allegedly visited serial pedophile and former Brother, Kostka Chute, in jail in a bid to stop him from making disclosures that would endanger insurance cover, The Canberra Times reports.

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First book

An excerpt from The Church of Mercy, the first Vatican-authorised book detailing the vision of Pope Francis for the Church, containing speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his Papacy.

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Rutilio Grande

Just ten days after Oscar Romero became Archbishop of San Salvador in 1977, Fr Rutilio Grande SJ, a close friend who was master of ceremonies at his episcopal ordination, was assassinated.

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Max charlesworth

Max Charlesworth, a leading Australian philosopher and ethicist, has died at the age of 88. While always a devout Catholic, his liberalism and method were sometimes at odds with the Church hierarchy.

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Sr Elizabeth Johnson

Many are unaware of the vast body of subtle theological reflection on the nature of creation which informs the Catholic scientific tradition. Sr Elizabeth Johnson believes the Theory of Evolution can inform our thinking about God.

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Archbishop Coleridge on Corpus Christi; 99-year-old asylum seeker; Bishop Bill sleeps out; NSW Budget: money for child protection, disability, homelessness; St John of God's groundbreaking PTSD study.

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Communion question

Pope's boyhood home now historic site, Slovakia puts marriage in constitution; Communion for mixed-denomination marriage, US gun farce, Florida abortion change, Pius XII book, Corpus Christi.

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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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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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