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Royal Commission Recommendation Threatens the Seal of Confession and Religious Freedom

Last edited 14th August 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has today released widespread recommendations on changes to the Australian criminal justice system including changes focused on information of abuse revealed in religious confessions.

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Marriage Redefinition will Affect Every Australian: Archbishop Fisher

Last edited 14th August 2017

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney is one of four lead members of the Coalition for Marriage, which today launched its official campaign website – coalitionformarriage.com.au.

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Ruth Pfau: Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Dies Aged 87

Last edited 11th August 2017

Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan and has been described as the country's Mother Teresa, has died in Karachi aged 87.

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North Korea to Have a Plan for Guam Missile Strike 'by Mid-August

Last edited 10th August 2017

North Korea will develop a plan by mid-August to launch four intermediate-range missiles at the US territory of Guam before presenting it to leader Kim Jong Un, who will make a decision on whether to proceed, the North's state media says.

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Pope Orders Belgian Brothers of Charity to Stop Euthanasia

Last edited 10th August 2017

Pope Francis has given a Belgian religious order until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to psychiatric patients.

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Two men Seriously Injured in Manus Island Machete Attacks, Refugees Say

Last edited 8th August 2017

Three refugees on Manus Island have been attacked — two with machetes — and robbed as the forced relocation of asylum seekers from the detention centre continues, it’s claimed.

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The “Ultimate Catholic Comic Book” Is Finally Here!

Last edited 8th August 2017

Have you ever seen a completely Catholic comic book? Neither have I! That is why I’m so excited to share with you that four of the internet’s most famous Catholic cartoonists have collaborated to create “The Ultimate Catholic Comic Book”. You may not know them but name, but I’m positive you’ve seen their work on Facebook and Twitter. Because of the support they received from an amazing Kickstarter that many Catholic-Link readers supported, the book has been published!

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7 Things Your Child Learns When You Regularly Have Family Meals

Last edited 14th August 2017

Growing up as the youngest of six siblings, the daily evening meal was non-negotiable. If we were home, we had to be there to eat altogether. Dragging myself from whatever engrossing book I was reading to join my family at the table was often the last thing I wanted to do, not to mention enduring the humiliation of squabbles, snitching and sub-table-leg-kicking that inevitably happens between siblings! The opportunities this gave me to hone calculated and subtle revenge did not go amiss on these occasions, rightfully incurring the full and heavy weight of the wrath of my poor parents upon me!

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At Least 11 Killed in 'Barbaric' Nigeria Church Shooting

Last edited 7th August 2017

At least 11 worshippers were shot dead at a church in southeast Nigeria on Sunday, with authorities suggesting the bloodshed was due to a local feud.

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This Catholic Priest Objects to the 'Private Exorcist' Trend

Last edited 6th August 2017

A recent article in the Economist has some disturbing news about the rise of so-called “professional exorcists” in France and elsewhere, according to one Catholic exorcist.

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