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Vatican Reports on Efforts Against Ebola
Last edited 7th January 2015

The Vatican has extended financial support to the Catholic communities in western Africa to aid the fight against the Ebola epidemic. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has released a brief account of the Vatican’s involvement in the response to Ebola, which has spread through Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

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Philip Nitschke Fails to Overturn Suspension from Practicing Medicine
Last edited 7th January 2015

Voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has failed in his appeal to overturn his suspension from practicing medicine, but has vowed to take the fight further.

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Two Auxiliary Bishops of Melbourne Ordained
Last edited 17th December 2014

The Episcopal Ordination of the Most Reverend Terence Curtin and Most Reverend Mark Edwards OMI, as Auxiliary Bishops of Melbourne, took place at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne last night, 17 December 2014. On behalf of the two bishops, Bishop Curtin expressed thanks and appreciation for all the prayerful support and encouragement received.


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Student Raises Thousands of Pounds for Homeless Man who Offered her Money
Last edited 17th December 2014

An art student living in Preston has raised over £21,000 for a homeless man, after she says he offered her his last £3 so that she could get a taxi home safely.


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GoldieBlox and the Female Engineer
Last edited 9th December 2014

A new line of toys encourages girls into the profession. And fair enough, says an old hand. Of the millions of engineers worldwide, only about 14 percent are women. To some, this statistic is prima facie proof that women are unjustly prevented from joining what is generally regarded as a desirable and socially beneficial profession.

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Newly Appointed Australian Bishop Joins Himself to His Peoples' Joys & Griefs
Last edited 2nd December 2014

Bishop Peter Comensoli, a former auxiliary of the Sydney archdiocese, has been appointed Bishop of Broken Bay and said he is both humbled and excited at the prospect of shepherding his new local Church.


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Abducted Polish Priest Has Been Released
Last edited 30th November 2014

Fr Mateusz Dziedzic, a Polish priest who was abducted by rebels in the Central African Republic last month, has been freed along with 15 other hostages. In a statement the Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC), a Muslim militia, said it had voluntarily handed over the hostages following the intervention of former Central African minister Karim Meckassoua.


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The Year I Stopped Stealing
Last edited 30th November 2014

In college, I learned I had been stealing. Not shoplifting. Not downloading music illegally (that wasn’t even really possible with our dial-up internet.) Not even neglecting to claim my tips as a waitress (the computer made us to it.) My senior year of college, I realized I was stealing from the poor.

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Alternative Schoolies Fiji
Last edited 27th November 2014

We are only given one life to live #makinginroads


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World Mourns Australian Cricketer Phillip Hughes
Last edited 27th November 2014

There have been tears and tributes and many prayers for Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes who has died following injuries he suffered when struck by a bouncer at the SCG on Tuesday. Phillip was just 25. He never regained consciousness following his injury although doctors at St Vincent's Hospital battled to save his life.


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