Royal Commission

Truth, Justice and Healing Council CEO, Francis Sullivan, has welcomed the release of the interim report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse.

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Corvey Abbey, Weser River

An historic monastery has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list. The abbey was founded in the 822 AD under Louis the Pious, son of Frankish King Charlemagne, and now welcomes 100,000 tourists a year.

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Transformers

It's like they say – a succesful first part of a franchise sets up one, and possibly two sequels. But a third is often a film too far.

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British musician Elton John described Pope Francis as 'wonderful' in an interview on Sunday in which he claimed Jesus would support gay marriage, Yahoo News reports.

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Pope Francis

After placing woollen bands, called palliums, over the shoulders of 24 archbishops from around the world, Pope Francis urged them to trust in God and not seek refuge in power or prestige, Catholic News Service reports.

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Pope and his Cardinal advisors

The group of eight cardinals advising Pope Francis on reforming the governance of the Church is set to meet with him for the fifth time this week, reports NCR Online.

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Jennifer Herrick

A disabled woman, already compensated in a claim of sexual abuse by her priest, has spoken out against the Church for relying on the 'Ellis defence' to fight a new legal claim, Yahoo 7 News reports.

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Professor John Swinton

The theology of disability is a way of looking at God and human beings from a perspective that is overlooked, says visiting theologian, Professor John Swinton.

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Redemptorist Monastery

Monastery, mission house and retreat house of the Redemptorists in Perth, bringing the Good News to the world and living in a community of hope.

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Legionaries of Christ

Last night on the ABC's Compass, the second part of a documentary on the Legion of Christ was telecast.

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Pope at Pallium Mass June 29

After a cancelled Mass on Friday afternoon, Pope Francis was back in public to celebrate the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul at St Peter's yesterday, reports ABC America.

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Synod on the family

The Working Document (WD) for October's Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family provides a clear picture of the real situation of families today, reports America magazine. 

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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio

As Archbishop of Buenos Aires, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio expressed his 'unhappiness' with Pope Benedict's controversial Regensburg lecture in 2006, writes James L. Fredericks.

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Royal Commission 2

A Catholic priest mired in child sex abuse allegations made 'veiled threats' after the Pope finally dumped him from the Church, the Royal Commission has been told, reports The Guardian.

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Archbishop Yohanna Petros Moshe

Mosul Archbishop Yohanna Petros Moshe has launched an international appeal for assistance, following a renewed offensive by ISIL insurgents in the region, Vatican Insider reports.

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Meriam Ibrahim seeks refuge

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim, detained when she tried to travel to the US after her release from death row, has now taken refuge at the US embassy, Malaysian Insider reports.

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis has accused Communism of stealing its ideas from Christianity, and said its founding thinker Karl Marx 'did not invent anything,' news.com.au reports.

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Big bang

The author of Fermat's Last Theorem takes on the 'New Atheists' in his latest book which explains why there is still a lot of space for the divine in the universe. This review appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

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Sr Helen Prejean

Today and throughout July, CathNews will present a series of reflections from Sr Helen Prejean. Today, the woman who inspired the Hollywood film Dead Man Walking talks about the people who inspire her.

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Meriam Ibrahim

Meriam freed (again) in Sudan, NZ boy takes Catholic school to High Court over haircut, 7 worst countries for Christians, Mary McAleese v the Church, the Pope on drugs, legalised polygamy, the day the Pope stopped by, divorce over-the-counter.

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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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