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NAIDOC Week - 5 to 12 July 2015
Last edited 3rd July 2015

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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Honestly Funny - Comedian Jim Gaffigan Blends Faith, Humor in New TV Show
Last edited 2nd July 2015

God and comedy clubs are not generally something most families throw together; then again, most families don’t create a cable comedy show either.

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Nicholas Winton, Who Saved Hundreds of Children from Holocaust, Dies at 106
Last edited 2nd July 2015

For decades, Sir Nicholas Winton hardly spoke of what he'd done. But when Winton died at the age of 106, Britain's prime minister said that his actions were something the world should always remember.

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The Teenager who Saved a Man with an SS Tattoo
Last edited 30th June 2015

In 1996, a black teenager protected a white man from an angry mob who thought he supported the racist Ku Klux Klan. It was an act of extraordinary courage and kindness - and is still inspiring people today.

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Stories of Forgiveness
Last edited 29th June 2015

Recetly we have seen some remarkable stories of forgiveness in our news. Given that we are approaching the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, it’s good to reflect on how we are seeing mercy played out in our times.

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The Synod will Reflect on How to Help Families that are Going Through Difficult Times
Last edited 24th June 2015

The Vatican has introduced the working document for the Synod of Bishops on the family. The text reflects the results of the first Synod and also offers important new information.

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See the Moment 66 People Loaded Onto a Surfboard and Set a World Record
Last edited 21st June 2015

A gutsy group of Californian surfers, young and old, were named record-holders after they managed to clamber onto a custom-built board and ride a wave for 12 seconds.They smashed the previous record held by Australia, which was broken in Queensland about a decade ago when 47 surfers rode a wave for 10 seconds.

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Good Samaritan Student Determined to Make a Difference
Last edited 15th June 2015

Year 12 student at Hinchinbrook's Good Samaritan College, Sheneli Meneripityage Dona joined delegates from 54 countries late last month for the United Nations Special General Assembly on Youth. Not only was the 17-year-old inspired by the address given by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki- Moon but she won the support and encouragement of two of the UN's outstanding leaders for youth and women's affairs.

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How Satoko Kitahara Found the Church in Very Unlikley Circumstances
Last edited 2nd June 2015

Satoko Kitahara was always an unlikely Catholic convert. She was born in Japan during the summer of 1929, and her aristocratic family could trace its bloodline to ancient Japanese Samurai. But now she has been declared a Servant of God. One day, Kitahara could even become a Blessed or a Saint.

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Interview: Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher on the Royal Commission
Last edited 25th May 2015

On Friday 22 May, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP spoke to the ABC's RN Breakfast Radio National program about the Ballarat hearings and the current approach of the Church in Australia to compensation for, and the pastoral care of, survivors of child sexual abuse. Archbishop Fisher spoke of how the victims' stories, the failures of leaders and the betrayal of trust by priests sickens him and brings him to tears.

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