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26-Jun-2014
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Irish mother and baby homes

The Irish government is finalising the parameters of a judicial inquiry into Church-run, State-funded mother-and-baby homes, Catholic News Service reports.

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Trainee priests play cricket

When the first Vatican cricket team plays a team of Anglicans in England on September 19, the Vatican XI will be dominated by Indians, reports Matters India.

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Gabrielle's song

26-Jun-2014
Gabrielle Marion-Rivard

Canada's official entry for the Oscar for Best Film in a Foreign Language, writes Fr Peter Malone MSC.

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Cyber Pope

Barack Obama might have more followers, but when it comes to influence, no one can beat the Pope, according to a study compiled by international PR firm, Burston-Marsteller, as Raheem Kassam reports.

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Former Chiapas Bishop Samuel Ruiz

The Vatican has restored indigenous deacons in Mexico, in a rare reversal of policy which appears to signal an end to official ecclesiastical suppression of Liberation Theology and practice.

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Frank Brennan

It's been very difficult to work out why Bishop Morris was sacked. It's been a moving target, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ.

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Big-headed

25-Jun-2014
Michael Fassbender as Frank

There is much to recommend this film which explores the creative process; only part of that is a very real pleasure in watching award-wining actor Michael Fassbender successfully act his way out of a paper-mâché head.

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Augustinians

This recently re-designed website is the homepage for the Augustinians in Australia. It contains news and information on the spirituality and works of the Order.

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Sr Mary Paul Tacke

Police in South Africa's Eastern Cape have arrested two suspects in the death of 82-year-old US Sr Mary Paule Tacke, Fides reports

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Massachusetts church

Three Massachusetts churches could be forced to close their doors after the Vatican's highest court denied their appeal to remain open, FoxNews reports.

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Cardinal Zen

Retired Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has taken to the streets of Hong Kong in a bid to promote participation in an unofficial poll on democratic reforms, The Catholic Weekly reports.

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Eduardo Robles Gil

The Vatican will name a special 'assistant' to advise the leadership of the troubled Legionaries of Christ, NCR Online reports.

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Royal Commission

There was much confusion about canon law procedures concerning the dismissal of a priest from the priesthood, Adelaide's Archbishop Philip Wilson told a Royal Commission hearing yesterday, the Daily Mail reports.

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St Matthew

Some Christian families from Mosul have sought refuge in St Matthew's Monastery while others have vowed to take a stand against Islamists, writes Richard Spencer.

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Meriam Yehya Ibrahim

A Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death because she declined to renounce her Christian faith has been freed overnight, CNN reports.

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Sisters

The Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary are consecrated women living in multicultural communities, sent on mission beyond frontiers to live and proclaim the Gospel.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 2

If you thought that the How to Train Your Dragon franchise was exclusively for kids, you might need to think again. It's a holiday delight for adults, too.

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Leadership Conference of Religious Women

A group of US theologians and Catholic organisations has written to Pope Francis criticising the Vatican's treatment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), NCR Online reports.

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Anne-Marie Pelletier

The Ratzinger Prize, known as the Nobel Prize for Theology, has been won by a woman for the first time. Professor Anne-Marie Pelletier will receive the award in November in Colombia, reports Zenit. 

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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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