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Pope to Reflect on the Need for “Silence” During Next World Communications Day

Last edited 9th October 2011

The Vatican is getting ready for the next World Communications Day. The theme is “Silence and Word” and the message is specifically aimed at journalists. The topic is meant to remind journalists to take a step back from modern technology and the constant flow of information. Silence, says the Vatican, opens a window for reflection.


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Film Review: Jane Eyre

Last edited 26th September 2011

'Jane Eyre' is a classic and popular novel, written in 1947 by Charlotte Brontë. In this article, Ronan Wright of MercatorNet reviews the newly released film based on the classic book: "The latest retelling of the timeless classic from the 19th century has a lot in common with the blockbuster Twilight series."

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Outrage Over Release of Violent Sexually Explicit Film

Last edited 20th September 2011

The 3500-strong members of Collective Shout, the grass roots organisation against the sexploitation of women and girls has called on the Classification Review Board to ban the release of the brutal, sexually violent movie, A Serbian Film.


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This item has been viewed 2322 times Named Best Website for a Publication!

Last edited 13th December 2011 was named "Best Website for a Publication" at the annual Australian Catholic Press Association Awards for Excellence in Adelaide on 8 September 2011.


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Vatican Issues Strong Response to Irish Criticism (news/analysis)

Last edited 5th September 2011

On September 3, the Vatican released its detailed response to the Cloyne report and to the criticism expressed by Irish political leaders about Church leaders’ responses to sex-abuse reports. The lengthy document expressed “profound abhorrence for the crimes of sexual abuse,” but strongly rejected much of the criticism that had been directed toward Rome.

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'Get Clean' - Winning Video for Contest to Promote Sacrament of Confession

Last edited 21st March 2013

This video is called “Get Clean,” it's the winning video from a contest held by different Catholic dioceses in New York. The contest asked for 1 minute videos to encourage youth to accept the sacrament of confession. The filmmakers were awarded a prize of $25,000.

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Last edited 1st September 2011

Our world teaches us that we don't have enough and we're entitled to more. We often look to God with our problems and difficulties and forget to be grateful for all that he has already given us.


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Fr. Robert Barron Reviews the Film "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

Last edited 5th September 2011

The recently released "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is a science-fiction thriller that tells the story of the rise of intelligence in Apes, who eventually challenge humans for domination of the Earth. In this video, Fr. Robert Barron talks about the themes of the movie, exploring the danger of science without moral guides and restrictions. Fr. Barron parallels the message of this film, with our current moral dilemmas in the science - such as embryonic stem-cell research.


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More Wikileaks Cables on Vatican Released

Last edited 1st September 2011

Wikileaks has released 300 more unedited cables from the US State Department on their diplomacy with the Vatican. There is now 979 such cables available for the public to see. One cable dates all the way back to 1993 to more recent cables in 2010.


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Billboards Promote Confessions in New York City

Last edited 26th August 2011

In New York City, advertising is an art. Along every street, vendors, lights and store windows entice passersby with food, clothing, technology... and now, the city features big red billboards promoting confession! Visit this article to read about the initiative of the St. Agnes Catholic Parish in New York.

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