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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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Pope unable to walk long distances
27 June, 2014

Pope Francis did not walk in yesterday's Corpus Christi procession in Rome as he is struggling to walk long distances.  

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Vatican declares Chilean bishop innocent of sexual abuse charges
27 June, 2014

After almost a year of investigation, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith concluded that Bishop Cristian Contreras Molina of San Felipe was innocent of the child abuse accusations made against him.  

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NATIONAL NEWS
Archbishop springs surprise on school hero

Blue Mountains school principal Serge Rosato had no idea when Sydney’s Archbishop-elect Anthony Fisher OP called him up to the lectern that he would soon be wearing a papal medal for outstanding service.

Archbishop Fisher sprang the Benemerenti award on a humble Mr Rosato at a special community service of thanksgiving at St Thomas Aquinas primary, Springwood, on 17 October, marking one year since devastating fires destroyed 193 homes in the area.

On 17 October, 2013, Mr Rosato led more than 550 students and staff to the Winmalee Shopping Centre as bushfires threatened school property, even as he was aware that his own home had already been destroyed in the blaze.

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Celebration of long-lasting marriage is a family affair

In today’s world of no-fault divorce and transient pre-marital liaisons, long-lasting marriages are inspirational, even miraculous.  

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