In prayer, we share the things that weigh on our hearts (Bigstock)

Why do we pray if God knows what we are going to say, asks Heidi Russell. Source: US Catholic.

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Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Sunday (CNS/Max Rossi, Reuters)

To be a Christian isn't easy, but means having faith and striving to live a moral life even when it's hard, trusting in God and his love during moments of weakness and anxiety, Pope Francis said on Sunday. Source: CNA.

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The Benedict XVI letter and the book series (Vatican Media)

In excerpts of a new letter released yesterday, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says he sees clear “interior unity” between his papacy and that of his successor, Pope Francis. Source: Crux.

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Notre Dame University

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Students hold paintings of Blessed Oscar Romero in San Salvador, El Salvador (CNS/Jose Cabezas)

A newspaper has published an account of a 35-year-old woman who said her husband’s prayer asking for the intercession of Blessed Oscar Romero saved her life. Source: Catholic Herald.

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National Interfaith Peace Conference participants (Toowoomba Diocese)

Faith representatives from across Australia and the world gathered in Toowoomba on Friday and Saturday for the National Interfaith Peace Conference. Source: Toowoomba Diocese.

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Seminarians at Good Shepherd Seminary, Homebush (Giovanni Portelli)

Sydney Archdiocese’s two seminaries are booming in 2018, with an increase in young men choosing to enter formation for the priesthood. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Indian bishops say palliative care a better option than euthanasia (Pixabay)

A ruling by India's Supreme Court that allows euthanasia for the terminally ill has been criticised by the Church, which says that the mark of good society is its ability and willingness to care for the most vulnerable of society. Source: Vatican News.

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The birth site of St Mary MacKillop in Brunswick St, Fitzroy (Google)

The Melbourne Archdiocese is selling the birth site of St Mary MacKillop to St Vincent’s Private Hospital ahead of a $57 million redevelopment. Source: Herald Sun.

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Archbishop Denis Hart (ACBC)

The Church has welcomed two states signing on to a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse, despite claims by the Attorney-General that the Church is “making excuses” about joining the scheme. Source: ABC News.

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A protestor calling for a national redress scheme in 2016 (ABC News)

A national redress scheme for child sexual abuse survivors is a step closer with NSW and Victoria signing up to an agreement that offers practical services and compensation of up to $150,000. Source: The Age.

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Sr Anne Gardiner in the Tiwi Islands (David Hancock)

Supporting Indigenous women in a remote Australian island community was the topic of a talk held in Rome yesterday to mark International Women’s Day. Source: Vatican News.

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Shorten backs Catholic schools sector (Bigstock)

Bill Shorten has formally offered Catholic schools an extra $250 million in the first two years of office and billions of dollars over 10 years if Labor wins the next election. Source: The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Mass in Bossley Park, the city’s most Catholic suburb (Giovanni Portelli)

Sydney is the most Catholic city in the country according to figures based on the 2016 Census. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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CathNews is taking a break

CathNews is taking a break on Monday, March 12, due to public holidays in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT.

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Pope Francis (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis will today preside over the opening of the “24 Hours for the Lord” with a penitential celebration in St Peter’s Basilica. Source: Vatican News.

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The cast of Finding Your Feet (IMDB)

While older age might be a late time to be finding your feet, this film reminds us that many men and women discover that they have been stuck in life and need to make a new beginning. Source: ACOFB.

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Four Brave Women cafe will open later this month (Facebook)

Refugee women will run a cafe opening in Sydney this month, a new initiative of The Trading Circle that empowers women to trade their way out of poverty. Source: SBS News.

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Cardinal George Alencherry (CNS/ClaudioPeri, EPA)

The highest court in southern India’s Kerala state has asked police to investigate allegations of breach of trust involving Cardinal George Alencherry. Source: Crux.

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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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