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Australian Bishop Tells Commission He was Abused by Clergy as an Adult

Last edited 21st February 2017

The eleventh day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held yesterday (21/02/2017) in Sydney.

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ISIS Vows More Attacks on Egypt’s Christians

Last edited 20th February 2017

PHOTO: A nun cries after the bombing of a Coptic chapel in Cairo in December (CNS)

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Day 2 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic Wrap Up: Summary and Analysis

Last edited 7th February 2017

The second day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney. You can read a summary of yesterday’s hearings here. The Commission today heard from Father Thomas Doyle OP, a US Priest with significant experience in the Church’s handling of child sexual abuse, Dr Michelle Mulvihill, psychologist and former Sister of Mercy, Professor Neil James Ormerod, Professor of Theology at ACU and Father Francis Maloney SDB, Senior Professorial Fellow at College of Divinity, Victoria.

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Day 1 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic Wrap Up: Summary and Analysis

Last edited 7th February 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began Case Study 50, colloquially known as the Catholic ‘wrap up,’ today. This hearing is focussing on factors within the Church which contributed to the abuse crisis, and the response to it.

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Town Square in France Named After Priest Murdered by ISIS

Last edited 26th January 2017

Fr. Jacques Hamel – the French priest who was brutally killed by ISIS terrorists last year – has been honored by the Ermont district north of Paris with a town square named after him.

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Friar: A Sense of Hope is Growing in Aleppo

Last edited 26th January 2017

A Franciscan friar who visited the Syrian city of Aleppo last week has said that the devastation there is beyond what people can imagine.

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First Interview with the Prelate of Opus Dei: "I Am Very Grateful to the Pope"

Last edited 24th January 2017

Fernando Ocáriz is the third successor of St. Josemaria. A few hours ago the pope appointed him the prelate of Opus Dei, and these are his first statements.

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Artist Performs Pushups on Altar, Posts Video, Gets Fined.

Last edited 19th January 2017

A German artist was fined after doing 27 pushups on a Catholic altar and posting a video of the stunt online.

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What is Opus Dei? Process of Electing Third Successor of St. Josemaria Begins

Last edited 19th January 2017

Ines is a Spanish lawyer who lives in Rome. She has been in Opus Dei since she was 17, a decision she made due to her desire to help the people around her.

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Architect of Steubenville's Catholic Revival Dies at 85

Last edited 8th January 2017

Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, the former president and chancellor of Franciscan University of Steubenville, passed away on the morning of Jan. 7, after an extended illness, at age 85.

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