Pope Benedict

The Christianity that Pope Benedict proposes does not allow the faithful to exempt themselves from toils, or hide behind a principle of authority, writes Archbishop Georg Ganswein in Zenit.

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Edge of Tomorrow

10-Jun-2014
Edge of Tomorrow

Undeniably epic action and a strong cast make this addition to the ‘time loop’ genre worthy of its notable predecessors Groundhog Day and Source Code.

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Sr Cristiana Scuccia

Italian Ursuline nun Sister Cristina Scuccia has won the singing contest, The Voice, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Peres, Abbas, Pope

In an unprecedented prayer at the Vatican Sunday evening, Pope Francis called on the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to 'break the spiral of hatred and violence' and begin 'a new journey' towards peace in the Middle East, The Telegraph reports.

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Richard Gray

Sister Joan Veronica Healy of Victoria, Joseph Peter Khoury of of NSW and Richard Gray of Catholic Health Australia were among the Catholics honoured in the Queen's Birthday list this year.

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Michael Kelly SJ

Pope Francis and the comic genius Groucho Marx could agree on one of Groucho's famous one liners, writes Miichael Kelly at ucanews.com: 'I would never join a club that would have me as a member'.

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Belgium

A Catholic deacon in Belgium has been arrested over the death of 40 patients at an aged care facility, Bioedge reports.

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Neville Owen

Former judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and HIH Royal Commissioner, the Hon. Neville Owen, has been appointed Chair of the Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council.

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Jack Gleeson in Game of Thrones

Irish actor Jack Gleeson, best known for Game of Thrones, is turning his back on celebrity and walking away from a promising Hollywood career. Aid-work and studying philosophy and theology are just some of the ways he wants to spend his time.

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Lemaitre with Einstein

The Belgian priest and scientist George Lemaitre is not a household name, but his brilliant work on the origin of the universe challenged the best minds of his day, and continues to inform our understanding of the cosmos.

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Wojciech Jaruzelski

General Wojciech Jaruzelski, who has died aged 90, was Poland’s last Communist-era ruler and the most controversial figure in his country’s recent history. Jesuit educated, he was outmanouvred by a Polish pope.

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King Juan Carlos of Spain

Irish priests' radical proposal, Tuam grave, Richard Dawkins is a 'secular Christian,'  Cardinal Lourdusamy dies, Pope Francis explains 'true piety,' Gypsy mission, Milwauke bankruptcy, Korea trip controversy, D-Day Anniversary.

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Flying the Mercy flag

175 years of Sisters of Charity, Bishop Anthony Fisher and Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, Prison chaplaincy needs help, opening of Catholic Leadership Centre, Tasmania sleepout, New Passionist language centre, pornography's effects.

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Man on a mission

BBC Panorama profiles Pope Francis, looking at the reasons behind his election and his track record as a leader; travelling to Argentina to speak with the Pope's family, friends and critics; and to Rome to examine the challenges ahead.

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Doubting Thomas

John 20:19-31 'Blessed are those who have not seen and yet come to believe'

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Chai Ling

This week marks a quarter century since China's infamous Tiananmen Massacre. Here is the story of that awful day and one of the student leaders who survived. Now an exile, and a Christian, Chai Ling campaigns for women's rights.

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Global stage

When the Israeli and Palestinian Presidents meet at the Vatican on Sunday, it will be another sign of how Pope Francis has returned the Vatican to the global stage to a degree not seen since John Paul II’s shuttle pilgrimages helped end the Cold War, writes The Washington Post.

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Bishop Bill Wright

In this video, Bishop Bill Wright of Maitland-Newcastle responds to the Special Commission of Inquiry Concerning the Investigation of Certain Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in the Hunter Region. 

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Atheist loss

Anglicans and Catholics to collaborate against slavery, Syria charities to meet at Vatican, Myanmar, Phillipines expecting Pope, Spain's 'Kill Jews Fort' to be renamed, 

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Manger Square Mass

Pope Francis injected himself into the stalled Mid-East peace process with a series of dramatic gestures, reports ABC radio.

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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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