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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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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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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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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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A Beatification for the 21st Century
Last edited 20th May 2015

If you can’t be in El Salvador for Saturday’s beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, not to worry. The Internet will bring it right to you. From Instagram photos, to blogs and tweets, Facebook updates and free downloadable prayer cards and posters, the event will reach a global audience bigger than the 200,000 to 260,000 expected to attend the ceremony in this Central American nation of 6 million.

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As Violence Apirals, Salvadorans Look to Archbishop Romero as Example
Last edited 18th May 2015

If there's a place in need of salvation at this moment, it's this country named after Jesus Christ. Even as it gets ready to mark one of the biggest events in its history -- the May 23 beatification of slain archbishop Oscar Romero -- El Salvador, which in Spanish means "the savior," is in the midst of one of its most violent periods.

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