A summary of the week’s most important Catholic headlines from Australia, Rome and the World.
June 10, 2015
On the tenth anniversary of Sydney’s ‘Walk With Christ’ procession, around 6000 Catholics gathered in the CBD to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. The procession, which began as a 13th century tradition, had participants carrying banners, singing hymns and praying while they walked from St Patrick’s Church Hill to St Mary’s Cathedral. The celebration ended with [...]
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May 27, 2015
Excitement is growing in the lead up to the Papal Encyclical on climate change.
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May 14, 2015
Members of the Australian Catholics Bishop Conference this week presented a report on the plight of Arab Christians. The report, submitted by Archbishops Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, and Robert Rabbat, who are, respectively, heads of the Maronite and Melkite Eparchies of Australia and New Zealand, marks five months since a group of Orthodox, Catholic and Assyrian bishops [...]
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May 6, 2015
This week, clergy, delegates from various parishes, as well as Catholic media representatives and journalists gathered for the Australian Catholic Communications Congress. The congress, a three day event organised by staff of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, is described as one of the ‘largest triennial gatherings of Australian Catholic media, diocesan communications professionals, secular journalists [...]
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April 29, 2015
Australian politicians and the general public have criticised the Indonesian President’s refusal to show clemency to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran. The diplomatic fallout was conveyed by the Australian Government’s recently announced decision to withdraw its ambassador from Indonesia. MP Chris Hayes, co-chair of the group ‘Australian Parliamentarians against the Death Penalty’ spoke of the [...]
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April 23, 2015
Members of a group called the 'Socialist Alternative' gathered on Tuesday at Sydney University to protest a panel hosted by the Catholic Society of Saint Peter...
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Dec. 4, 2014
36 Christians killed in Kenya, Tasmanian Senator calls for legalisation of baby safe havens in Australia + more...
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Nov. 27, 2014
Pope Francis addresses European Parliament, Australian Bishops announce delegation to persecuted Christians in the Middle East, Caritas Australia renew calls for end to sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo & more...
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Nov. 20, 2014
Married men may now be ordained priests for Eastern churches in Western countries, controversial ‘Zoe’s Law’ Bill lapses without a vote, Bishop Peter Comensoli appointed to Broken Bay + more
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Nov. 13, 2014
Pope Francis writes letter to Tony Abbott ahead of G20 Summit, Australia’s Apostolic Nuncio to take new appointment in Rome, Kenyan Bishops allege vaccinations are being used to advance the UN’s population control agenda + more
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Nov. 6, 2014
Official English translation of the report on the Extraordinary Synod on the Family released, two Christians burned alive in Pakistan, euthanasia lobby group attacks Catholic priest over comments on Brittany Maynard’s death + more
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Oct. 30, 2014
Pope Francis speaks of his admiration of Pope Emeritus Benedict, disabled 12 year old killed by starvation following court ruling in UK, Cuba to build its first church in 55 years + more.
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Oct. 23, 2014
Pope Francis urges bishops to keep up prayer and advocacy for Christians in the Middle East, Asia Bibi blasphemy case to go to High Court, sentencing of an Illawarra man sparks renewed debate over Zoe’s Law + more...
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Oct. 16, 2014
Backlash over inaccurate summary of proceedings at the Synod on the Family, Pope Paul VI to be beatified in Rome, Artes Christi celebrate JPII’s feast day with a performance of his play + more...
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Oct. 9, 2014
Extraordinary Synod on the Family begins in Rome, Australian couple abandons child born to a surrogate, police promise greater security at tomorrow’s March for the Babies in Melbourne + more
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Oct. 3, 2014
Emeritus Pope Benedict makes an appearance at a meeting with the elderly, Two new Blesseds for the Church, Chaldean Patriarch of Bagdad calls on Muslims to support persecuted Christians + more
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Sept. 19, 2014
Bishop Anthony Fisher named new Archbishop of Sydney, Nigerian Bishop reports 2500 Catholics have died at the hands of Boko Haram, International Caritas gathering formulates ongoing response to crisis in the Middle East + more...
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Sept. 12, 2014
Italian missionary sisters murdered in Burundi, US escalate intervention against Islamic State, Pro-life activist challenges Tasmania’s buffer zone laws + more...
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Sept. 5, 2014
Soccer superstars join Pope’s interreligious “match for peace”, Ukrainian Archbishop urges Global community not to remain silent on the plight of his people, Cause for the Canonisation of Fulton Sheen suspended + more...
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Aug. 29, 2014
U.S. Archdiocese raises ethical issues with ALS ice bucket challenge, Cardinal Pell appears before the Royal Commission, World Congress of Families set to kick off in Melbourne amidst protests + more.
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