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Sydney Archbishop: What I think Taylor Swift's Music and the Parable of the Tares Have in Common

Last edited 25th July 2017

Last Sunday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP's homily touched on Taylor Swift's music and drew some common threads between it and the Parable of the Tares.

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California Priest and Chef Looks to “Savor the Faith” Every Bite of the Way

Last edited 23rd July 2017

While many may wonder if there is a connection between food and religion, this priest, Fr. Leo, has made it his life's mission to prove just how closely linked the two actually are. He has started a cooking program, “Grace Before Meals” in an attempt to encourage families to eat dinner together more often.

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Bodies Found in Semi-Trailer in Walmart Parking lot in Texas in Suspected Human Trafficking Case

Last edited 23rd July 2017

At least nine people have died after more than 100 were jammed into a semi-trailer in Texas in unbearable heat in a suspected human trafficking case. Eight dead bodies were found in the truck.

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Thailand General Jailed for Human Trafficking at Mass Trial

Last edited 19th July 2017

A former Thai general has been sentenced to 27 years in jail for human trafficking at a landmark trial. Manas Kongpan is among more than 60 people convicted in Bangkok of trafficking Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims, a minority fleeing Myanmar.

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Two Dozen Popular Catholic Facebook Pages Removed Without Explanation

Last edited 19th July 2017

The Catholic fan pages were all removed and restored within a period of 24 hours. Facebook has yet to explain what happened

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Two Catholic Priests Kidnapped in Eastern Congo

Last edited 18th July 2017

These are priests named Jean Pierre Akilimali and Charles Kipasa, were kidnapped Sunday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The country's bishops have asked the authorities to do everything possible to free them, and dismantle "this criminal network that destabilizes peace in the region.” They also recalled that three other priests have been kidnapped in the region since 2012. It is not known who their captors are, as it is an area of great instability in which several armed groups operate.

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JOMO (The Joy of Missing Out)

Last edited 17th July 2017

This cartoon by Australian cartoonist, Michael Leunig, really struck a chord with us.

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The Harrowing Untold Story of the Priests in Dachau

Last edited 17th July 2017

2,579 priests, monks and seminarians from Germany and Occupied Europe were imprisoned at the camp

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Deconstructing #ACYF17

Last edited 16th July 2017

What is the Australian Catholic Youth Festival? The Australian Catholic Youth Festival isn’t a conference and it isn't a retreat, but it has elements of both! It's a festival, where you can choose your own adventure, with many fun and inspiring activities to celebrate the youth of the Catholic Church. Register now - www.acyf.org.au Early bird registrations close on the 26th of August.

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Catholics Go to War Against Satanic Memorial

Last edited 16th July 2017

Fr Brian Lynch, of Our Lady of the Prairie parish in Belle Plaine, Massachusetts, gathered for prayer in the park last month with more than 50 Catholics. Two days later, about 40 Catholics joined Fr Lynch as he testified against the proposed monument before the Belle Plaine City Council.

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