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Sydney Seminarian to Complete Theology Studies in Rome

Last edited 15th July 2014

Half way through his third year of studies for the priesthood, 27-year-old seminarian Matthew "Matt" Meagher boarded a plane for Rome last weekend to spend the next four to five years studying theology at Italy's acclaimed Pontifical Gregorian University.

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World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests

Last edited 26th June 2014

St John Paul II established that, on the solemnity of the Sacred Heart (27 June), the Church will observe the World Day of prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.

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Cardinal Pell Attends Rome Diaconate Ordination Of Sydney Seminarian

Last edited 19th June 2014

Former Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell who was appointed Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy of the Holy See in March attended this week's Ordination to the Diaconate of Sydney priest-in-training, Thomas Stevens. The Ordination was held at the historic Basilica of St Paul's Outside the Walls which is one of Rome's four major basilicas.

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Beautiful Model Gives Up Flourishing Career To Become Nun

Last edited 12th June 2014

At the top of her flourishing career, a beautiful Spanish model has given it all up to become a nun. Olalla Oliveros, a beautiful and well known Spanish model who did advertisements, television commercials, and worked as an actress has given up her career and decided to become a nun. Last month, Oliveros entered the semi-cloistered Order of Saint Michael.

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My Life Married to Christ: Q&A with Sr. Maria Kim

Last edited 1st June 2014

Sr. Maria Kim has been a perpetually professed sister for almost a year. In this article from Life Teen, shares what it was like to find out God was calling her to religious life, and reflects on why she chose to join the Daughters of St. Paul.

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Catholic Church grows at a faster rate than the global population

Last edited 29th May 2014

According to the latest statistics from the Vatican, there are now 1.229 billion baptized people in the world, a ten percent increase since 2005. The Church has grown the fastest in Africa, where the number of Catholics increased by 29 percent. Meanwhile, Europe was the only region with a decrease in growth. The figures, gathered in December 2012 and released recently, show that the number of priests changed from 406,000 in 2005, to 414,000. Bishops showed a similar growth rate, reaching 5,000 today, while seminarians topped 120,000.

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Pope Francis to Newly Ordained: Always be Merciful

Last edited 11th May 2014

In his homily at an ordination mass on Vocations Sunday, Pope Francis urged those becoming priests to follow Christ’s example of mercy in the sacrament of confession. “Never grow tired of being merciful! Please! You have the capacity to forgive as did the Lord, who did not come to condemn, but to forgive! Have mercy, a lot!” he urged the 13 men being ordained to the priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica on May 11. “If you come to have concerns about being too much of a ‘forgiver,’ think of that saintly priest...who went before the tabernacle and said, ‘Lord, forgive me if I have forgiven too much. But you have given me the worst example!’”

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“Generation Maybe”

Last edited 24th March 2014

Are today’s 30-somethings commitment phobes? In his recent book German author, Oliver Jeges, certainly paints this portrait of his peers, going so far as to call them “Generation Maybe”. He claims that his generation is indecisive about faith, relationships, work, diet, values and ideology. Drowning in a world of freedom and a myriad of choices, they flit between possibilities unsure where to settle.

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Vatican Recognises Missionaries of God's Love

Last edited 12th February 2014

A milestone in the life of the Catholic Church of Australia will be celebrated at St Christopher's Cathedral, Canberra on Saturday, 8 February when Archbishop Christopher Prowse will preside over the inauguration of the Missionaries of God's Love (MGL) Religious Institutes of Diocesan rite. Founded by Father Ken Barker in 1986, the MGL congregation is one of only a tiny handful of Catholic religious congregations in Australia that has not evolved or a part of a European or other overseas religious order.

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"Year of Consecrated Life" set for 2015

Last edited 2nd February 2014

On Sunday, February 2nd, Pope Francis celebrated the 18th World Day for Consecrated Life highlighting the fact that at the centre of Consecrated Life there is always Jesus.

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