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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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Global Rosary Relay for Priests to foster prayer for priestly ministry
19 June, 2014

The Shrine of Our Lady of Magadan in Siberia will lead off the fifth annual Global Rosary Relay for Priests, which begins at midnight on 27 June and involves 85 shrines in 46 countries, including Australia.  

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English cardinal calls sexual violence ‘most gross breach’ of rights
18 June, 2014

Sexual violence “is always a crime, an immoral act” and the Catholic Church is committed to prevent such offenses being perpetrated “against anyone, anywhere and under any circumstances”, said an English cardinal.  

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NATIONAL NEWS
Debating just-war theory in light of Islamic State and past Iraqi wars

In the days that followed Pope Francis’ on 18 August remarks on U.S. airstrikes earlier in the month against Islamic State, the buzz was about whether the pope had actually given his consent to them.

The more sobering post-buzz reality is how one stops what, in the pontiff’s words, is an “unjust aggressor”.

Does the United States go in, alone or as part of a broader coalition of nations? Or, to use the language of just-war theory, is the United Nations the “competent authority” to judge these particulars?

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Form a queue for OLA primary

It’s just as well that Cathy Young loves challenges. There will be no shortage of them during the next 12 months as she leads a new bustling and thriving school community as the start-up Principal of the archdiocese of Sydney’s 150th school – Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School (OLA) North Strathfield.  

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