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Bishop Tarabay writes from Lebanon: "Lord, protect Australia"
19 December, 2014

The head of the Maronite Church in Australia, Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay has issued a public letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and NSW Premier Mike Baird condemning the Martin Place siege on 16 December and expressing his solidarity with the two victims' families, the surviving hostages and the emergency services personnel who acted to alleviate the situation.  

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Lebanese Christian contribution to be celebrated in Parramatta
14 November, 2014

The mighty contribution Lebanese Christians have made to Australian society will be front and centre at the Peace and Benevolent Giving event this Sunday afternoon.  

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Vatican media need to ‘up their game,’ says adviser
3 October, 2014

A new papal commission is looking at how Vatican media outlets can better communicate the church’s message “of healing, of love, of hope, and of generosity of spirit”, said the panel’s leader.  

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Vatican warns against misinterpreting international law, human rights
3 October, 2014

The Vatican formally criticised a U.N. committee’s “grave misunderstanding” of state sovereignty and reiterated its concerns over “controversial new expressions” that threaten the unborn and religious freedom.  

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Dominican Friars re-elect provincial
27 August, 2014

The Fifteenth Elective Chapter of the Dominican Province of the Assumption has gathered in St Dominic’s Priory, Camberwell in Melbourne to decide the future direction of the Province and to elect its officials.  

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NATIONAL NEWS
It’s up to young people to ‘end the scourge of abortion,’ says speaker

On a chilly and cloudy morning on the National Mall in Washington D.C., crowds gathered on 22 January for the annual March for Life, this year marking the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalising abortion virtually on demand.

Tens of thousands gathered first to hear a lineup of speakers, before marching from the Mall up Constitution Avenue to the U.S. Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill.

Early in the day, Pope Francis showed his support of the pro-life gathering by tweeting the theme: ‘Every Life is a Gift’ with the hashtag #marchforlife.

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Australia Day honours

Foster carers, educators and a former High Commissioner are among Catholics recognised this Australia Day.  

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