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A new Archbishop for Sydney's Catholics, me, and some HILARITY

Pope Francis has appointed a new Archbishop of Sydney, Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher.

This photo taken yesterday by my former boss captures the man perfectly. … 336 more words

On Women's Right to Church Governance

This morning I read Susan B. Anthony’s speech “On Women’s Right to Vote” just after reading Molly Farneth’s article in Commonweal,At Rome’s Mercy: How to Make the Hierarchy More Accountable… 959 more words

news in the Australian Church

Overnight Pope Francis appointed Bishop Anthony Fisher OP the ninth Archbishop of Sydney. Bishop Anthony will continue to administer the Diocese of Parramatta until he is installed as Archbishop later in the year, most likely in mid-November (so no change in the Eucharist prayer for now!). 923 more words

Pope Francis on ISIS persecution of Christians: ‘We are in World War Three’

Pope Francis has told a group of Jewish leaders “first it was your turn and now it is our turn” in a discussion about the persecution and murder of Christians in the Middle East. 142 more words


French Police Found 9 Pounds Of Cocaine In A Vatican Car

Pope Francis blesses the faithful from the backseat of his car as he leaves the Quirinale Presidential palace.

Police in France find cocaine and marijuana in a vehicle with Holy See diplomatic plates belonging to Cardinal Jorge Maria Mejia… 352 more words


Being honest about our sin 'opens us to the Lord's caress'

At daily Mass, Pope Francis drew from the Gospel reading of the woman who washed Christ’s feet with her tears – noting God’s tender response to those who have the humility to acknowledge their sin. 381 more words

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Pope's visit will change Philippines, Cardinal Tagle hopes

Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines in January will be an opportunity to lead the church in the country down “new roads in the faith and in the mission,” said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila. 334 more words

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