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Australia's Catholics Restore Hope in Iraq Through Education
Last edited 23rd July 2015

Catholics in Iraq are 'challenging' the Islamic State not with weapons or violence but through education and teaching, thanks to the contribution and support of Australian Catholic University. This October courses will begin at the Catholic University of Erbil, which was desired by the Chaldean Church in Iraq as a concrete way to aid the Christian youth in the Middle East.

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Jordan Bank of River where Jesus Baptised Seclared UNESCO Heritage Site
Last edited 19th July 2015

UNESCO declared Bethany Beyond the Jordan, on the eastern side of the Jordan River, as a World Heritage site and the location of Jesus' baptism.

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Pope Francis Apparently Not Amused by 'Communist Crucifix'
Last edited 9th July 2015

When leftist Bolivian president Evo Morales on Thursday presented Pope Francis with a “communist crucifix” – a carving of Christ crucified on the hammer of a hammer and sickle – the Pope appeared to say, “This is not ok,” while shaking his head.

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NAIDOC Week - 5 to 12 July 2015
Last edited 10th 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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These Nuns are Making the Pope's Vestments for Ecuador
Last edited 2nd July 2015

Within the walls of the convent in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador, the Carmelite nuns are busy making liturgical cloths and the vestments for Pope Francis’ July 6-7 visit to the country.

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Fr Barron Reflects on the U.S. Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Last edited 2nd July 2015

In the wake of the United States Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage, a not inconsiderable number of Catholics feel beleaguered and more than a little afraid. So what do we do? Fr. Robert Barron reflects on the Same-Sex Marriage ruling in this video.

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Bruce Jenner & the Transgender Question
Last edited 1st July 2015

Commenting on the recent Bruce Jenner “gender reassignment” issue, Father Mike Schmitz discusses the difference between one’s perception of gender and gender reality. Gender stereotypes have altered our perception of what it means to be a man or a woman, but it is unhealthy to expect reality to conform to our perceptions. If there is someone in your life struggling with gender identity, or any other brokenness, Father Mike encourages you to be there for them.

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Archbishop Welcomes Pilgrims to Rome for Pallium Reception
Last edited 24th June 2015

Archbishop Anthony Fisher today welcomed family, friends and clergy at Domus Australia for the start of a pilgrimage to mark the reception of the Pallium. As ninth metropolitan Archbishop of Sydney, Archbishop Fisher will be presented with the Pallium by His Holiness, Pope Francis at a Mass on celebrated on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul on 29 June at St Peter's Basilica.

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It Happened on Our Watch - As Seen in a Commercial
Last edited 18th June 2015

In this commercial, anarchy, destruction, injustice, violence, and pure chaos are shown. And yet all the while our superhero, with the “bat phone” screeching in the background calling for help, is wholly distracted, flipping through the channels unaware that the world around him is descending right into Hell. He is turned inward, wholly focused on his own little world. Is this what we’re doing? Are we the superhero slouching on the couch as the world and Western culture descend into a maelstrom?

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Walking the Camino - A Great Faith Documentary
Last edited 17th June 2015

Spain’s 1200 year-old Camino de Santiago has attracted millions of people from all around the world to embark on an epic 500-mile pilgrimage famous for its profoundly enlightening, spiritually nourishing, and physically challenging rewards.

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