Fr Sean McDonagh

Two Irish priests, including Fr Sean McDonagh, a consultor in the drafting of Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si', have said the Vatican should change how it deals with clergy and lay people, The Journal reports.

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Cardinal Joseph Tobin

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark has attacked US President Donald Trump's new orders to build a border wall and crack down on so-called "sanctuary cities" that protect immigrants, North Jersey reports.

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French brothers

“I’m a nun in masculine form.” The definition that Brother Didier Remiot, a member of the Augustinian Congregation of the Assumption, gives himself is certainly direct, writes Clémence Houdaille at La Croix International.

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Mary

In January, the International Marian Association submitted a request to Pope Francis, asking for the public recognition of the title of Mary as "Co-Redemptrix with Jesus the Redeemer", the Catholic News Agency reports.

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Church at Granya

Two Catholic churches in north-eastern Victoria sold over the weekend for $75,000 and $103,000 respectively, the Border Mail reports.

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St Mary

Up in the towers, a team of volunteer bellringers ring 14 antique bells that peal across the city in the key of C# major. Below, in the vestry, sacristans lovingly prepare the books and vestments needed for Mass, writes Jordan Baker at the Sunday Telegraph.

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Moana

Over the last few decades, the Disney studios have been concentrating on princesses in films, from The Little Mermaid at the end of the 1980s, to Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, to the great success of Frozen. Here is the next contender, Moana.

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St James Church, Brighton

More than 400 parishioners have railed against plans to build a "function centre" in the burnt-out St James Church in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton, the Bayside Leader reports.

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Archbishop Daniel Mannix

A documentary delving into the story of how the 1916 Rising affected Australia will be broadcast by SBS, The Journal reports.

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Flag

A powerful nationalism surges through the United States. It points to the feelings of dispossession that have been abroad in the land. It hints of past betrayal, writes Robert W. McElroy at America Magazine.

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Kellyanne Conway

David Daleiden spent 30 months undercover, infiltrating the abortion industry and leading provider, Planned Parenthood. So he then turned to a person trusted by pro-life leaders to craft a message that would resonate: Kellyanne Conway, writes Peter Jesserer Smith at the National Catholic Register.

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Myanmar army training

Army officials in Myanmar have confirmed they have arrested two missing assistant priests, accusing them of aiding ethnic separatists, Sight Magazine reports.

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Cardinal Roger Etchegaray

As Cardinal Roger Etchegaray leaves Rome to retire to France, his homeland, an era has closed, Crux reports.

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Lt. Jose Bautista Rojas at Mass on USS John C. Stennis

Pope Francis has ordered a review of Liturgiam Authenticam, the controversial decree behind the most recent translations of liturgical texts from Latin into English and other languages, America Magazine reports.

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Fra

Austrian Fra' Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein will lead the Knights of Malta on an interim basis after its Sovereign Council officially accepted the resignation of Fra' Matthew Festing was requested by Pope Francis, Crux reports.

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Moving family drama

Manchester by the Sea tells the story of an uncle who is asked to look after his nephew when the boy's father dies from a heart attack.

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Decisive action by Bishop Wright

The Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, Bill Wright, has appointed a new body to advise him on protecting children and vulnerable adults, reports The Newcastle Herald.

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Eye opener for students

Two students in north-eastern NSW decided to take a different "schoolies" adventure with Catholic Mission Australia’s Immersion Program in the culture of Cambodia. The Namoi Valley Independent reports.

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Sr Anne accepts her award from the PM

A Sister who has spent 50 years helping the Northern Territory's Tiwi people has been named Senior Australian of the Year, while Greg Craven, Vice-Chancellor of ACU, and Jesuit publishing figure Anne O'Donovan have been made Officers of the Order of Australia.

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Leader forced to resign

The head of the Order of Knights of Malta has resigned after a public spat with Pope Francis over the ousting of a top official, according to a spokesman for the lay order. AP reports in The Catholic Herald.

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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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