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The man who turned fashion photography into his own branch of cultural anthropology on the streets of New York has died aged 87, writes Jacob Bernstein in the The New York Times.

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We live in a world wherein most everything over-stimulates our grandiosity, even as we are handed less and less tools to deal with that, writes Fr Ron Rolheiser.

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Rudolf Höss

In a guide to Poland useful for World Youth Day pilgrims, David Baldwin raises the possibility that Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss reconciled with God before he went to his execution, writes Francis Phillips.

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Aged 27, John Pridmore had already carved out a name for himself as an enforcer in London's unforgiving East End. Then a man lay motionless on the ground, seemingly dead, writes Robert Hiini at The Catholic Weekly.

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Bought for two coins

Matthew 10:24-33 Jesus said to his Apostles: “No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master. It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, for the slave that he become like his master.

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Women at home

The final episode of Leave it To Beaver aired in June of 1963, but many conservative Christians still promote a vision of womanhood reminiscent of June Cleaver. For these evangelicals, a woman's place in the world is to get married, bear children, and support her breadwinning husband.

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Fr Neil Kookoothe and Joe D

American priest Fr Neil Kookoothe helped to exonerate Joe D'Ambrosio, who spent 22 years on death row in Ohio, writes Dan Zak at The Washington Post.

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The Crucifixion by Fleming Routledge

The Crucifixion is one of the most stimulating and thought-provoking books of theology that I have read in the past 10 years, writes Bishop Robert Barron for the National Catholic Register.

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"To defraud anyone of wages that are his due is a great crime which cries to the avenging anger of Heaven." Pope Leo XIII's statement in the 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum is jarring, writes Adelaide Mena.

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Parliament House/Eureka Street

During the election campaign neither of the major parties seriously addressed the major challenges facing Australia: Climate change, inequality, and the forced movement of peoples, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ.

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Military Chaplains Series

The military chaplaincy is popular within the ranks of the US armed forces, but some peace advocates see a theological conflict with regard to priests serving as officers, writes Chaz Muth.

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Protect Penalty Rates

Weekend penalty rates are back on the election agenda. The politics might be different but nothing has changed about the reasons employers and employees alike should reject a weakening of conditions, contends Tony Farley. 

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In two perceptive speeches in 2014 and 2015, Pope Francis warned that treating people as mere "cogs in a machine" has disastrous consequences – and the Brexit result shows how right he was, writes Austen Ivereigh.

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Msgr Dario Eduardo Viganò, prefect of the new Holy See Secretariat for Communications, explains the progress made in reforming Vatican media to Vatican Radio's Alessandro Gisotti.

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Suicide, bullying, despair/Pixabay

American women, particularly Catholics, who practise their Christian faith have bucked a trend of rising suicide rates, The Los Angeles Times reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Bishop Bernard Fellay/YouTube

The Society of St Pius X has announced in a communiqué that it will not seek reintegration with the Church, accusing pastors, including Pope Francis, of doctrinal errors.

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Camino Francisco/Geraldton Diocese

This year's Geraldton Diocesan Camino San Francisco pilgrimage is set to go for August 27 and 28.

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Cardinal Reinhard Marx/Wikipedia

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said the Church must create structures to respect the rights of gay people, including civil unions, NCR Online reports.

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Racist graffiti/Reuters

British bishops have condemned an upsurge of racism and hatred in the wake of the Brexit vote as "something we must not tolerate," Catholic News Service reports.

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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