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Thailand General Jailed for Human Trafficking at Mass Trial

Last edited 19th July 2017

A former Thai general has been sentenced to 27 years in jail for human trafficking at a landmark trial. Manas Kongpan is among more than 60 people convicted in Bangkok of trafficking Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims, a minority fleeing Myanmar.

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Two Dozen Popular Catholic Facebook Pages Removed Without Explanation

Last edited 19th July 2017

The Catholic fan pages were all removed and restored within a period of 24 hours. Facebook has yet to explain what happened

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Two Catholic Priests Kidnapped in Eastern Congo

Last edited 18th July 2017

These are priests named Jean Pierre Akilimali and Charles Kipasa, were kidnapped Sunday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The country's bishops have asked the authorities to do everything possible to free them, and dismantle "this criminal network that destabilizes peace in the region.” They also recalled that three other priests have been kidnapped in the region since 2012. It is not known who their captors are, as it is an area of great instability in which several armed groups operate.

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JOMO (The Joy of Missing Out)

Last edited 17th July 2017

This cartoon by Australian cartoonist, Michael Leunig, really struck a chord with us.

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The Harrowing Untold Story of the Priests in Dachau

Last edited 17th July 2017

2,579 priests, monks and seminarians from Germany and Occupied Europe were imprisoned at the camp

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Deconstructing #ACYF17

Last edited 16th July 2017

What is the Australian Catholic Youth Festival? The Australian Catholic Youth Festival isn’t a conference and it isn't a retreat, but it has elements of both! It's a festival, where you can choose your own adventure, with many fun and inspiring activities to celebrate the youth of the Catholic Church. Register now - www.acyf.org.au Early bird registrations close on the 26th of August.

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Catholics Go to War Against Satanic Memorial

Last edited 16th July 2017

Fr Brian Lynch, of Our Lady of the Prairie parish in Belle Plaine, Massachusetts, gathered for prayer in the park last month with more than 50 Catholics. Two days later, about 40 Catholics joined Fr Lynch as he testified against the proposed monument before the Belle Plaine City Council.

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Europe's highest court receives case over French-censored Down syndrome ad

Last edited 13th July 2017

This ad, named "Dear Future Mom,” was aired across France in March 2014. It addresses a pregnant woman whose child was diagnosed with Downs syndrome. Here to comfort her are these young adults thriving with the chromosome disorder in spite of their differences.

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Hindu to Atheist to Agnostic to Anglican to Catholic to Priest

Last edited 13th July 2017

A remarkable journey will reach a new stage on 15 July when Br Robert Krishna OP will be ordained a priest by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at St Benedict’s, Broadway.

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Alaska Bride Surprised by her Late Son's Heart Recipient

Last edited 13th July 2017

When Becky Turney's fiance, Kelly, halted their wedding for a very special gift, she was left speechless.Her late son, Triston, was not physically present at the Alaska ceremony on Friday, but his heart was. Triston died in 2015, aged 20, after succumbing to injuries from an accidental shooting.

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