Natal Stadium, Brazil

The Brazilian bishops' conference has criticised the country's government and organisers of the World Cup for putting the competition above the basic needs of people, The Catholic Herald reports.

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Royal Commission

The Royal Commission asks for Vatican documents, reports The Echo; while a new book by former Bishop of Toowoomba, Bill Morris, discusses Vatican responses to child abuse in Australia.

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Fresh minted Vatican coins

Contrary to some media reports, Pope Francis knows that the answer to problems with the free market isn't government control, writes America's Cardinal Timothy Dolan in The Wall Street Journal.

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World Cup 2014

20,000 attend Cardinal's funeral, Obama laws challenged by Catholic employers, Pope meets Japan PM, Priest detained in China,  Pius X centenary, Danish same-sex marriage laws, D-Day.

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Cardinal Burke

Sr Joan Healy honoured, Passionist news, vale Sr Shirley Geach OP, Bishop Foley honoured, Sr Irene McCormack remembered, nuncio to visit Bathurst, new principal for St Joseph's Nudgee.

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An olive tree was planted

In a prayer conference last Sunday, Pope Francis called on the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to 'break the spiral of hatred and violence,' during an historic meeting of the two Middle Eastern Presidents at the Vatican.

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Archbishop Costelloe

A reflection by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth, given this week at the 10th National eConference by The Broken Bay Institute and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

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Sr Damien Marie with students

The Pope has said he wants women to have a more capillary and incisive presence in the Church. This month Salt and Light TV interviews Sr Damien Marie Savino, F.S.E. on this topic.

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Australian Jesuits

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Men for others

Founded by St Ignatius Loyola more than 450 years ago, the Society of Jesus is a religious order of priests and brothers committed to the service of the Church.

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Doc Neeson

A reunion of Australian rock legends gathered with family and friends at St Michael's Church, Lane Cove, to farewell Angels frontman Doc Neeson. 

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Christ crucified

John 3:16-18 'Ford God so loved the world that He gave His only Son'

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St Paul by El Greco

This generously illustrated book commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of the great and enigmatic artist, Domenikos Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco, writes John McKewen.

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The Face of Love

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Face of love

This American romantic drama is about a grieving widow, Nikki (Annette Bening), who was married to a successful architect, Garrett (Ed Harris), writes Peter W. Sheehan.

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Cardinal Walter Brandmuller

The debate over communion for the divorced and remarried is not closed, writes Sandro Magister at www.chiesa.

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Cardinal John O

The late New York Cardinal, John O'Connor, was born of a Jewish mother and had a rabbi grandfather, writes Alison Leigh Cowan at The New York Times.

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Cardinal John Onaiyekan

Nigerian Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan has backed a proposal to offer amnesty for any Boko Haram militants who embrace peace, the Catholic News Service reports.

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Children from Irish home

The Irish government has announced an inquiry into mother and baby homes operated by the Church, Irish Central reports.

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Christ the Redeemer statue ad

The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro is threatening to sue over an Italian advertisement featuring Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue, The Independent reports.

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Ready for duty

As the world marks the anniversary of D-Day, we turn to the story of Australian Sister of Mercy Marie Walker. Now approaching 100 years of age, this woman of action served in the Women's Air Force in the Second World War.

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Irish children from home 1920s

Irish historian Catherine Corless, who revealed that nearly 800 children died in an Irish mother-and-baby home, has denied she said the bodies were dumped in a septic tank, The Irish Times 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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