International

International

Pope promoted US - Cuba deal

17 Dec 2014
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A personal appeal by Pope Francis played a key role in finalising a deal to open relations between the United States and Cuba for the first time in 53 years, USA Today reports.

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Politics

Politics

Man Haron Monis

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to link murderer and hostage taker Man Haron Monis with Islam, saying that people do not blame the Pope for the IRA, reports The Guardian.

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Society

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Catholic leaders have urged Indonesia's President to commute the death sentences of five people set to be executed before the end of the year, amid a marked increase in capital punishment sentences, ucanews.com reports.

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Arts

Musical pioneers

A postgraduate student at the British Library has discovered what has proved to be the earliest example of polyphonic choral music, The Guardian reports.

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Feature

Feature

Stephen Colbert

American TV satirist Stephen Colbert is leaving his eponymous show to replace David Letterman on The Late Show. But when funnnyman Colbert dares to get real, he's surprisingly passionate about his beliefs, writes Jesse Carey in Relevant magazine.

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Opinion

Social media campaign

While the horrible tragedy was underway in Martin Place this week a remarkable thing happened. We saw, and continue to see, a powerful sense of compassion for the people who were being held hostage, writes Eureka Street.

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Film Review

Film Review

Particle Fever

Who would have expected any fever at all about particles? The answer is: Thousands of physicists around the world – and many non-physicists. Time to get your inner nerd on?

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Featured Website

Catholic Australia

17 Dec 2014
All things Catholic

Over the Christmas break from CathNews, you may like to visit our sister website Catholic Australia for your daily dose of Catholicity.

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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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