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Michael Perry: From a guitar playing teen to the Head of the Franciscan Order
Last edited 31st July 2014

He was a regular teen from Indianapolis who loved to play the guitar. Now, Fr. Michael Perry lives in Rome and is the Minister General of the Franciscans. It all started when he decided to take a month off of work... watch this video to hear his vocation story!

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50th Anniversary of Bishop Peter Ingham's Ordination
Last edited 18th July 2014

On the occasion of Bishop Peter Ingham's 50th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, ABC Illawarra's Nick Rheinberger sat down with Bishop Ingham for an extended interview covering topics such as Bishop Ingham's reasons for becoming a priest, the difficulties of his priesthood, the recent Royal Commission, his role as Bishop and employer of the Diocese of Wollongong and Bishop Ingham's letter that he received from Pope Francis congratulating him on his 50th anniversary. Listen to the interview here!

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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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Br Thomas Azzi OP Talks About His Journey Towards His Priestly Ordination
Last edited 25th June 2014

In this video, Br. Thomas Azzi talks of his journey in the Dominicans in light of his upcoming Priestly Ordination in Sydney.

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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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Priests Ordained by Pope: He Kissed Our Hand and We Could Not Believe It
Last edited 2nd June 2014

The moment was truly unforgettable in more ways than once, for Eduardo Andres and Juan Pablo. They were two of 13 priests the Pope ordained at St. Peter's Square, a tradition that dates back to 1993: "I was very excited when the Pope finally kissed our hands. I was really excited. I thought that he would greet the cardinals that were waiting on the side. But he didn't. He went one by one, kissing our hands. I couldn't believe it.”

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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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