0308Liz Carr in Assisted Suicide

The title and subject of Assisted Suicide: The Musical are dark, but British theatregoers don’t seem to care, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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Rosary beads

The 100-year anniversary of the Fatima apparitions seems a good time to honour Our Lady's request to pray the rosary daily, writes Tom Hoopes on Aleteia.

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Cardinal Wuerl and Pope Francis

Reconnecting the Church with the energy of Vatican II may be Pope Francis’s greatest achievement, Cardinal Donald Wuerl tells America magazine.

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Pope Paul VI with Fr Lebret op

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the issuing of one of the most important papal encyclicals of the 20th Century, Paul VI's Populorum Progressio, on the development of peoples, writes Michael Costigan at La Croix International.

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Kate Hennessy believes her grandmother, Dorothy Day, and Pope Francis would have been "good friends", reports The Compass, newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Catholic News Service.

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International Women

With the blessing of Pope Francis’s right-hand man, women will today gather at the heart of the Vatican to discuss the role of women in the Church, reports Crux.

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Xt3

Last year, 15,000 people used the Xt3 Lent Calendar app to help enter into the season of the Church in a whole new way and this year, according to Rome Reports, the youth website is hoping more people will discover this innovative way to prepare for Easter.

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John XXIII College

A group of Australian National University students have been disciplined by John XXIII College after displaying "unacceptable behaviour" during Orientation Week, reports the Canberra Times.

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St Matthew

A priest is recovering in hospital after a man pulled out a knife and stabbed the 48-year-old in front of shocked worshippers in Melbourne's northern suburbs, The Age reports.

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Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz

The Archbishop of Warsaw has called for Poland to accept hundreds of Syrian refugees in need of urgent medical care, AFP reports.

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Setting example

Pope Francis has accepted an electric car in a pilot project to help the Vatican become an “emission-free mobility” state, according to the Catholic Herald.

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Disability guidelines

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference last week launched new guidelines about the appropriate Sacramental preparation for people with disability, the Record reports.

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Call to the heart on Lent

Pope Francis has called on Catholics not to make excuses when it comes to giving to those asking for change, America Magazine reports.

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The late Fr Peter Quin

After more than 100 years in the parish, the Jesuits will withdraw from St Ignatius in the Brisbane suburb of Toowong at the end of this year, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Historic relocation

Tasmania's first Catholic bishop has returned to the island state, more than 150 years after his death, ABC News reports.

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Padre Matthew Weatherley

"What are you giving up for Lent?" is a phrase commonly used at this time of year. But for Christians, the 40 days leading up to Easter is about more than just abstaining from vices — it is an important time of reflection and self-discipline. The ABC reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Vandalism repeated

Archbishop Charles Chaput has deplored the destruction of some 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia as the “senseless acts of mass vandalism,” according to the Catholic News Service on Crux.

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Political parties consider changing laws

The seal of confession between priests and parishioners could be broken after Western Australia's political parties said they would consider mandatory reporting laws for clergy to report allegations of abuse, the West Australian reports.

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Cardinal Charles Bo

Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has called for a theological revolution that will provide a "new green theology of liberation", NCR Online reports.

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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