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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
Pope endorses science? Old news

What does it mean to be anti-science? Fundamentally, being anti-science means maintaining false beliefs in the face of repeated evidence to the contrary, simply out of blind faith, writes Helen Andrews.

Media outlets like the Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC seem to think that this description fits the Catholic Church. I think it is a far better fit for the elite media itself, at least when it comes to their attitudes toward Catholicism.

In an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences earlier this week, Pope Francis exhorted the scientists present to approach their vocation with a renewed sense of mission. By way of emphasising that researchers need not hold back in their quest for truth out of fear of discovering a truth contrary to Christian dogma, the Pope explained that God created nature’s laws just as surely as he created nature itself.

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Harris Park church elevated to Maronite co-cathedral

One of Sydney’s most populous and busiest churches has been made a co-cathedral, with Our Lady of Lebanon in Harris Park being elevated to the status of co-cathedral in a special ceremony on 11 October.  

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