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The Gift of Peaceful Leadership
Last edited 21st September 2014

There were two significant news items last week. The first dominated all Australian news outlets - the simultaneous raids on 15 homes in Sydney and Brisbane to arrest those allegedly planning terrorist activities on Australian soil. The second piece of news was the announcement that Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP as the next Archbishop of Sydney.

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British Ambassador on ISIS: We want persecuted minorities to be able to go back home
Last edited 18th September 2014

The brutality and violence ISIS has used has shocked the world. Now the question is what's being done to stop them?

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Scottish Independence: Decision Day
Last edited 18th September 2014

People in Scotland will vote today on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation. Voters will answer "Yes" or "No" to the referendum question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" With 4,285,323 people - 97% of the electorate - registered to vote, a historically high turnout is expected.

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Though World Hunger Reduces, One in Nine People Suffer from Malnutrition
Last edited 16th September 2014

805 million people in the world suffer from malnutrition. These are the dramatic figures of the UN's new report on the state of food security. Despite those figures, the report also stated that access to food has improved due to economic progress, particularly in Asia and Latin America. The report concluded that in order to eradicate hunger, countries must foster a favorable environment with an integrated approach.


Reports: British Hostage Killed by Islamic State Militants - Please Pray!
Last edited 14th September 2014

Islamic State militants say they have executed British aid worker David Haines in retaliation for British leader David Cameron entering a coalition with the United States against the jihadists.

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Ukrainian Bishops Plead for International Intervention in Response to Russian Aggression
Last edited 11th September 2014

The bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, gathered in a synod in Lviv, have asked the international community to restore peace in Ukraine in response to military actions taken by “a northern neighbor”-- a clear reference to Russia.


9/11: The Church Remembers, We Remember
Last edited 11th September 2014

911. For years, those numbers simply meant a call for help. Now they also remind us of September 11, 2001, the date of the worst terrorist attack on the United States of America and one of the deadliest days ever on American soil.

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Obama Administration Moves Forward in Challenging Little Sisters
Last edited 9th September 2014

The Obama Administration has announced that it will continue its legal fight against the Little Sisters of the Poor over the contraception mandate, which religious liberty advocates say is still unconscionable.

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Rotherham: Lessons from a British Sex Abuse Scandal
Last edited 8th September 2014

Britons were outraged last week to learn that more than 1400 children in a Northern English town were sexually abused over a period of 16 years by gangs of predators while officials turned a blind eye. Recent years have seen clergy members, celebrities and entertainers exposed as molesters, but the latest revelations are particularly shocking in the type and scale of abuse involved. The attitude of the authorities sounds familiar, however, and raises questions that concern British society as a whole.


Prince Charles Makes a Donation for Christians in Iraq
Last edited 8th September 2014

In light of the persecution of Christians in Iraq, Prince Charles has made a donation to the Chaldean Church. In the letter he states he is heartbroken by the 'unbearable and barbaric' persecution of minorities at the hands of the Islamic State. He also writes that his heart goes out to all those whose lives have been shattered by the conflict.


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