John L Allen

Correspondent John L Allen discusses with PBS the significance of Pope Francis' meeting with abuse victims, and how Cardinal Pell hopes to restore boringness to the Vatican's financial affairs.

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Prison ministry

If you happen upon a forgotten corner of desperate poverty or a neglected collection of humanity, chances are good that a religious woman has arrived before you, writes U.S. Catholic magazine.

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Reilly

Fr Chris Riley, Salesian priest and founder of Youth Off The Streets, has spoken about dedicating his life to helping the homeless youth, the challenges facing the Church, and religion in the modern world.

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Asylum at sea

Royal Commission interim report, NAIDOC, Euthanasia advocate Phillip Nietchse under fire, uncertain fate for Tamils, chaplaincy debate, new youth leader for Canberra, Sr Rose Glennen, Catholic Australia website relaunched.

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President Obama

Meriam gave birth in chains, Mother Teresa film, Pope meets King of Spain, atheists plot against Ground-Zero cross, new Archbishop for KL, N. Korea, Archbishop orders misconduct investigation into himself, UN envoy on abuse.

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Charlie Chaplin and the Kid

Though not a Catholic, Charlie Chaplin directed and starred in such humane masterpieces as Modern Times, The Great Dictator, and Limelight. The Vatican has now honoured his unique contribution to world cinema.

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Gerard Manley Hopkins

An audio meditation on the life of the Jesuit poet Fr Gerard Manley Hokpins SJ, created by the Jesuits in Britain, as part of their calendar commemorating the anniversary of the restoration of the Society.

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I will give you rest

Matthew 11:25-30 When Jesus says 'my yoke is easy,' he is saying, I am the Law, but the law that I impose is not a heavy burden. The Yoke of Jesus is the Law of Love.

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Rainbow over stonehenge

This examination of Pagan Britain throws up some fascinating questions on the nature of the religious instinct in humans, and on what our interpretations of the past say about our present, writes The Tablet.

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Pastor Christian Fuehrer

This aptly named East German pastor led weekly prayer sessions that grew into huge demonstrations that helped bring down the Berlin Wall, writes The Telegraph.

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Are we to blame?

There has been a tension present in Christianity ever since Jesus' said 'blessed are the poor, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.' Who or what does Pope Francis really see as the culprit in holding back the poor, asks America magazine.

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New CRA head Sr Berneice Loch

Sister Berneice Loch rsm OAM has been elected as the new President of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) at the 2014 CRA National Assembly held in Melbourne last week.

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Comfort women

Korean women forced to work at Japanese military brothels during World War II have been invited to a Mass by Pope Francis, the Global Post reports.

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Memorial for murdered Israeli teens

The Vatican has condemned the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank as a 'hideous and unacceptable crime' and an obstacle to peace, Reuters reports.

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Good Vibrations still

The lenses though which we see The Troubles are many and varied. This film about a DJ whose story in Belfast draws the general from his specifics turned into a box office success.

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Jean Marie Chavoin

A Religious Congregation of women who form one branch of a 'family tree' which includes Marist Fathers, Marist Brothers, Marist Missionary Sisters (SMSM) and Marist Laity.

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Paul Barry

Media Watch investigates the real story behind Ireland's mother-and-baby home at Tuam, and how it came to be that false reports that '800 dead babies had been dumped in a septic tank' circled the globe 'before truth had time to put it socks on.'

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Pray as they play

Is there a way to use the World Cup in our evangelism, asks Dr Lincoln Harvey in The Tablet.

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Vatican banker Ernst Von Freyberg

The Vatican is negotiating the imminent departure of Vatican Bank president Ernst von Freyberg, The Boston Globe reports.

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Royal Commission

For the first time, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard public testimony from a former Religious and convicted serial abuser, writes Dan Box in The Australian. 

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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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