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Year of Consecrated Life Events to Help Laity Learn More About Religious
Last edited 1st October 2014

In an effort to help lay Catholics gain a deeper understanding of religious life, priests, brothers and women religious intend to open their convents, monasteries, abbeys and religious houses to the public one day next February.

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Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia Delighted at Appointment of Fellow Dominican as Sydney's Next Archbishop
Last edited 24th September 2014

The Sydney-based community of the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia of Nashville are delighted at Holy Father Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop Anthony Fisher OP as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney.

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Albanian Priest Waited Decades for Ordination
Last edited 22nd September 2014

An Albanian Catholic priest shared his story of encountering persecution for his faith by the country's repressive state atheism, noting how he waited decades before his dream to be ordained was fulfilled.

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Ordination of Man Facing Death 'Reflects Pascal Mystery,' says Bishop
Last edited 11th September 2014

As William Carmona lay gravely ill in a San Antonio hospital bed, he repeatedly questioned his classmates from nearby Assumption Seminary: "Where is Bishop Choby?" "When will he get here?" And finally: "How many more hours until he ordains me?"

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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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