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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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When a Preschool Opens Inside a Nursing Home All Heaven Breaks Loose

Last edited 16th June 2015

A hospital chain has found a way of caring for both the young and the old by having them take care of each other – and in the process, built a bridge across generations. The Intergenerational Learning Center consists of a preschool inside the Mount St. Vincent nursing home in Seattle, Washington. The 400 adults in the assisted-living center join the kids in daily activities from music and dancing to storytelling and just plain visiting.

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Programme of the Holy Father's visit to Turin

Last edited 1st June 2015

The programme of the Holy Father's pastoral visit to Turin, Italy on 21 and 22 June, on the occasion of the extraordinary exposition of the Turin Shroud, was published today.

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China Continues to Devour Its Own Children

Last edited 21st May 2015

This story concerns a married couple who each have one child with their previous spouses (it is unclear if the previous marriages ended due to divorce or death). According to the regulations set down by the Guizhou province where the woman in question, Qin Yi, works as a teacher, the couple are not allowed to have their own child. In the eyes of the province’s education bureau and the health and planning commission, their “one child” quota has been filled in their previous marriages. Thus, when it found out that Qin was five months pregnant, the commission ordered that she have an abortion by the end of the month.

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I Am More: A Note to the Man Who Catcalled Me

Last edited 20th May 2015

To the man who catcalled me while I was running with my dog the other night… I have some words for you. I am more.

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