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A new General Chapter of Dominicans begins, in search of new "preaching strategies"

Last edited 25th July 2016

The Dominicans opened their new General Chapter this evening with a procession in Bologna, Italy. It was the end of a large pilgrimage to cross the places where their founder, Saint Dominic, spent his life.

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Bishops Urge US Govt to Protect Freedom of Those Who Reject Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Last edited 13th July 2016

Urging support for the First Amendment Defense Act, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, issued the following statement:

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New Press Office Directors Given Warm Vatican Welcome

Last edited 12th July 2016

After the appointment of two laypersons as the new directors of the Holy See Press Office, Msgr. Dario Vigano said that while their roles haven’t yet been clearly defined amid ongoing reforms, the two will play a key role in Vatican communications.

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Pope Taps Chicago Archbishop As Member of Congregation For Bishops

Last edited 7th July 2016

Pope Francis has named Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich a member of the Congregation for Bishops, the office that advises the pope on the nomination of bishops around the world.

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Former Boat Person Installed as Fourth Bishop of Parramatta

Last edited 16th June 2016

The new Bishop of Parramatta and former boat person, Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM ConV, acknowledged the "politically charged issues" of asylum seekers and youth radicalisation and vowed to be a bridge builder between communities, at his installation Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral last night.

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Can I Go to Confession over the Phone?

Last edited 2nd June 2016

With all of the communication we do through the Internet and over the phone, why do we still have to go to confession in person? Fr. Mike Schmitz explains the importance of the matter.

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The Corpus Christi Procession Passes Through the Streets of Rome

Last edited 26th May 2016

After Pope Francis celebrated Corpus Christi Mass on Thursday evening, a procession followed from the Basilica of St. John Lateran to the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

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Anti-Discrimination Proceedings Dropped but Archbishop Porteous Disappointed

Last edited 10th May 2016

Archbishop Julian Porteous of Hobart says he is disappointed anti-discrimination proceedings against him have been dropped, saying Tasmanians had been “left under a cloud of uncertainty” in the lead up to a plebiscite on gay marriage, later on this year.

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Fined for Praying the Rosary

Last edited 27th April 2016

Eight Canberra Catholics, including a priest of the Archdiocese, received an official police warning on April 15 for allegedly breaching the exclusion zone around the ACT Health Centre in Civic.

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Vatican: Suspended Audit Not Intended To Block Curial Reform

Last edited 26th April 2016

The Vatican clarified Tuesday that the recent suspension of an external audit of Vatican finances by Pricewaterhouse Cooper is due to problems surrounding specific clauses in their contract, and is not meant to hinder the ongoing reform of the Curia.

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