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Search on for Bone Marrow Donor to Save Life of Catholic Mother
Last edited 15th September 2014

An appeal has been launched to find a bone marrow donor for a Catholic mother from Brighton. Nikki Breaterman, a 45-year-old mother of two, suffers from acute myeloid leukaemia. Her condition is life-threatening and because she has a rare genetic make up, being Irish-European and Burmese, her best hope of survival is to find a perfect ’10:10? genetic donor. Nikki and her husband’s two children are aged seven and four.

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Iraqi Christian: ‘ISIS?Terrorist Held a Sword to My Throat but I Refused to Convert’
Last edited 11th September 2014

An Iraqi Christian woman described this week how she defied ISIS terrorists who put a sword to her throat and told her to either convert to Islam or lose her head. With the blade at her neck, she replied that she would rather die than give up her Christian faith. But instead of decapitating her, the Islamists – many of whom she described as foreigners with long beards – robbed her of all her possessions before eventually driving her from Qaraqosh.

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NSWCCJ Words of Commemoration for the life of Archbishop Edward Bede Clancy
Last edited 11th September 2014

It is with sadness and great reverence that the NSW Council of Christians and Jews acknowledges the life of NSW Archbishop Edward Bede Clancy, OAM, the “peoples’ Pastor”, who has passed away at the age of 90.


A Testimony from a Recovering Gambler
Last edited 9th September 2014

This testimony was shared with permission the person prefers to remain anonymous.


Three Nuns Killed in Burundi. Pope Sends His Condolences
Last edited 9th September 2014

Pope Francis sent his condolences to the friends and families of three missionary nuns who were killed in Burundi. The bodies of 79 year old Sister Bernadetta Bogiann, 75 year old Lucia Pulici and 82 year old Sister Olga Raschietti were found over the weekend. They were reportedly raped and one of them was beheaded.


Catholics Mourn Leading Pro-Life MP Jim Dobbin
Last edited 7th September 2014

Catholics in England are mourning the leading pro-life MP Jim Dobbin, who has died aged 73. The Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton in Greater Manchester died during a visit to Poland organised by the Council of Europe. Mr Dobbin was co-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group and was awarded a papal knighthood by Benedict XVI in 2008. He had served as an MP since 1997.


Archbishop Sheen's Sainthood Cause Suspended Indefinitely
Last edited 4th September 2014

The canonisation cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been suspended indefinitely, according to a statement issued Sept. 3 by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, where the archbishop was born.

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St Mary's Cathedral To Host Ecumenical & Interfaith Farewell Service For Governor Of NSW Dame Marie Bashir
Last edited 14th September 2014

After 13 years the much loved and longest serving Governor of NSW, Dame Marie Bashir will retire on 30 September. For almost a decade and a half she has served the people of NSW tirelessly and selflessly.

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Help Prevent Girls Being Trafficked in Nepal
Last edited 31st August 2014

On the Nepal/India border, 7000 girls are trafficked from Nepal into India annually. Jyoti is a young volunteer who is on the ground fighting this injustice and rescuing girls from slavery. Please watch the video below from an Australian Matt Darvas' time on the border of Nepal and India and find out what you can do to help.


Prayer Was the Glue for James Foley - Says Cardinal Dolan
Last edited 24th August 2014

I came across an article written by James Foley, the journalist who was brutally executed by ISIS terrorists this past week. The article is from Marquette Magazine, and James describes how faith and prayer sustained him during an earlier imprisonment in Libya.


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