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.
This testimony was shared with permission the person prefers to remain anonymous.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During one conversation in the family's kitchen, Diane Foley said, she urged her son not to go back to Syria, noting that he could do many other things with his talents. "He said, 'Mom, I've found my passion. I've found my vocation.' He just felt compelled," she said.
“The barbaric murder of James Foley by the Islamic State group underlines the depths of its depravity as it wages its campaign of terror across Syria and Iraq,” Interpol chief Ronald Noble said in a statement.
I will be 27 this fall and I'm single. I don't know about you who were or are single, but I have been told so many things because of my singleness, and it can wear a person down. Usually I just smile and say "thank you" or nod like I agree, but here's what I really think about all the well-meaning singleness comments.
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