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A Reflection for All Saints Day - 1 November
Last edited 30th October 2014

On 1 November the Catholic Church celebrates All Saints Day. The Saints have no need of honour from us - so why do we celebrate this feast day? Because we long to be united with happiness among the Saints. Watch this video reflection for more!


Full Text: Official Translation of Final Synod Report
Last edited 30th October 2014

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Real. Life. Catholic: Video by Christopher Stefanick
Last edited 27th October 2014

Simple no better news in history, nothing even comes close, no other message reveals our true dignity and the love we are all looking for... than the Catholic Church. Do we really appreciate how great our faith is? Watch this video for more!


Seminarian with Terminal Brain Cancer Responds to Brittany Maynard
Last edited 26th October 2014

Philip Johnson, a 30-year-old Catholic seminarian from the Diocese of Raleigh who has terminal brain cancer, has written an article responding to Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman who has publicly stated her plan to commit suicide due to the fact that she has a terminal brain cancer. Johnson is vocal about his disagreement that suicide would preserve one’s dignity in the face of a debilitating illness.

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Dueling Seminarians: A Tap Dance Battle
Last edited 27th October 2014

A YouTube video of American tap-dancing seminarians has over one million views and has even grabbed the attention of the secular media. Watch the battle in this video as seminarians David Rider and John Gibson show off their steps in Rome at the Pontifical North American College Rector’s Dinner in April.

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Returning to Jesus Christ: How the Gospel Addresses a Culture that has Forgotten How to Love
Last edited 23rd October 2014

Whatever the failures of the Church and challenges of the modern world, what people most need is to encounter God in Christ. Only here will they find goodness and beauty purified and perfected. In this article, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP explores our modern culture, and discusses our yearning for love, for service, and for truth.

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Fr Rob Galea Releases Album ‘Something About You’
Last edited 23rd October 2014

Fr Robert Galea shot to fame in Sydney while he was still a seminarian after he performed at World Youth Day during the Stations of the Cross procession in the city before a crowd of 200,000 young people.

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Saint John Paul II - Feast Day 22 October
Last edited 21st October 2014

October 22 is the feast day of Pope John Paul II – and this year it marks his first as a canonised Saint. John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtyla on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. He was ordained in 1946, became the bishop of Ombi in 1958, and became the archbishop of Krakow in 1964. He was made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1967, and in 1978 became the first non-Italian pope in more than 400 years.

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Vatican Publishes Synod Report. Includes List of Votes For and Against
Last edited 19th October 2014

With unprecedented transparency, the Pope called for the Synod's midterm report to be openly distributed. It includes a full list and the votes on the proposals being considered. The document is the edited and approved version of the midterm report presented by Cardinal Erdo, which had 470 proposals. As of now though, the votes don't have any weight as far as implementation.


Pope Francis' Speech at the Conclusion of the Synod
Last edited 19th October 2014

At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis addressed the assembled Fathers, thanking them for their efforts and encouraging them to continue to journey. Here is Vatican Radio's provisional translation of Pope Francis' address to the Synod Fathers:

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