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The 7 Desires of Our Hearts That The 7 Sacraments Respond To

Last edited 19th June 2018

The search to fulfill our many desires is what leads people through their lives in one direction or another. We live in a time where the dominant belief is that life is short and we should fulfill those desires by any means necessary. That mentality leads people in the wrong direction for actual fulfillment and leads instead to compromising of self. People find themselves astray; feeling empty, distressed, irrelevant, neglected, and bitter. So where should we look in order to find true fulfillment of all that we desire? We find our fulfilment in Christ, and we actually find that our desires are responded to by the 7 Sacraments that the Church offers her members.

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Questions on Sexuality Loom Large Ahead of Youth Synod

Last edited 19th June 2018

According to the official working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on youth, the major questions for young people ahead of the October discussion surround issues of sexuality and gender, the role of women and the desire for a Church that knows how to listen.

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Trump Defends Separating Immigrant Families Amid Outcry

Last edited 19th June 2018

US President Donald Trump has defended his policy of splitting up families entering the US illegally, defying a growing chorus of condemnation.

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Church to Uphold Sanctity of Confession

Last edited 17th June 2018

Under the new law, set to take effect in October, priests who hear confessions about child abuse will have a legal obligation to report the matter to police.

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Taliban Rules out Extension of Afghanistan Eid Festival Ceasefire

Last edited 17th June 2018

A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over.

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Plastic Straw ban Being Considered by WA Government, Premier Mark McGowan Reveals

Last edited 12th June 2018

The WA Government has revealed it is considering banning plastic straws, after originally ruling out such action.

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A Stepping Stone to a Solid Rock

Last edited 13th June 2018

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.

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Trump Kim summit: US and North Korean Leaders to hold Historic Talks

Last edited 11th June 2018

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are poised to meet for an unprecedented summit on Tuesday aimed at defusing tensions on the Korean peninsula.

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Ikea Plans Ban on Single-use Plastics by 2020

Last edited 7th June 2018

Swedish retail giant Ikea says it will stop selling single-use plastic products by 2020.

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Lay Rector a First at the 'Pope's University'

Last edited 7th June 2018

For the first time in its 245-year history, a lay professor has been appointed rector of the Pontifical Lateran University, also known as the “Pope’s university.”

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