Cloudburst

25-Jul-2013
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It is being said that, at least in Australia, there is a growing audience of senior citizens enjoy going to the cinema. The criticism is that there are not enough films for this audience, so much being made for teenage audiences and young adults.

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Twenty years ago, world leaders came to Rio to plan a better future for our planet. CAFOD invites readers to cheer themselves up about what has been achieved by watching this new animation from Stop Climate Chaos.

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Speaking in Rio on this week, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia tackled three questions about Pope Francis, his early record, and his trip to Brazil. He acknowledged that members of the right wing of the Catholic church 'generally have not been really happy' with some aspects of Francis' early months, reports NCR.

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Sydney pilgrims are ready to take on Rio after setting up camp and getting a full night's sleep, their first since leaving Australia a week ago. Refreshed by rest and inspired by the arrival in Rio of Pope Francis, they set out to conquer two of the city's greatest landmarks - Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, reports The Catholic Weekly

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'I never thought I would write a book on prayer. The Lord knows that at this stage I am no mystic,' writes Fr Richard Leonard sj as he introduces the themes in his new book Why Bother Praying?

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Pope at Mass

At a shrine that symbolises one of his most important experiences as a member of the Latin American bishops' council, Pope Francis has kicked off five days of intense activity with an act of devotion.  At the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida yesterday, the pope entrusted World Youth Day to Mary's maternal protection, but also challenged parents, priests and other adult Catholics to give the young people things that the world, with all its wealth, cannot: faith and values, reports CNS.

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Fr Brian Lucas

A senior official in the Church interviewed dozens of alleged pedophile priests, many of whom admitted their crimes, but took no notes as they might have been used in any subsequent legal action, reports The Australian.

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Mgr Leo Cushley

Pope Francis has named Mgr Leo Cushley as the new Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh. He succeeds Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who led the archdiocese until his resignation in February, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Cardinal Van Thuan

During the past two years Pope Francis has been involved in the diocesan phase of the beatification process of Vietnamese Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan. This process is now entering its most delicate phase.

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Religious congregations that ran the Magdalen Laundries in Ireland are refusing to contribute to a fund for survivors, reports The Tablet.

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Crowds swarm Pope

Day one of Pope Francis' much-anticipated homecoming to Latin America raised in exquisite form a question Vatican security personnel have faced frequently in Rome since his election in March. How much of a good thing is too much? asks NCR. Granted, Francis has proven a remarkably charismatic figure who's generated new excitement about the papacy. Granted, too, Latin Americans feel a natural burst of pride seeing one of their own take the world by storm. Still, the wild enthusiasm as Francis made his way from the airport to the country's presidential palace created headaches and security worries in addition to impressive scenes.

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Before Midnight

24-Jul-2013
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This is the third in a trilogy that began with Before Sunrise in 1995, followed by Before Sunset in 2004. It is directed by the same person (Richard Linklater) and stars the same lead actors (Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy) from the other two.

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Little iapps

24-Jul-2013
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This website has all the details of the new iPhone application that makes confession easier.

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Because it works through surprise, symbolic intelligence always breaks moulds. That has been Francis' gift, writes Andrew Hamilton. 

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A home-made bomb has been discovered at a Brazilian shrine which is due to be visited by the Pope. The Brazilian military said the device was destroyed after being discovered at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, reports ABC Online.

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The federal government has struck a national deal with the Catholic sector on school funding reforms. The National Catholic Education Commission said it was confident no school would be worse off and every child would gain ‘‘significant [funding] increases over time’’, reports The Age.

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Good Samaritan Sister, Mary O’Shannassy, has worked in prison chaplaincy for 19 years. 'The men tell me I’ve got life without parole,' she laughs.

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Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has said the birth of a new prince is a 'source of joy not only for the Royal Family but for the peoples of the United Kingdom and beyond', reports The Catholic Herald.

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Mass on Demand

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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