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Pope praying that more women be invited to Church leadership in October intentions

Pope praying that more women be invited to Church leadership in October intentions

POPE Francis has declared October’s universal prayer intentions were that women be given greater leadership roles in the Church. In a video released at the start of the month, Pope Francis highlighted how women needed to be given greater roles “in areas of responsibility in the Church” because they “tend to be left aside”. It was not the first time ... Read More »

Cardinal George Pell meets with Pope Francis amid Vatican financial scandal

Cardinal George Pell meets with Pope Francis amid Vatican financial scandal

POPE Francis has welcomed Cardinal George Pell during a private Vatican meeting in the Apostolic Palace – their first meeting since the Australian cardinal’s child sexual abuse convictions were overturned. The Holy See released photos and a brief video clip of the meeting, an indication that both the Pope and Cardinal Pell wanted the warm and smiling reception to be ... Read More »

Call for international investigation into bribe claims over Cardinal Pell trial

Call for international investigation into bribe claims over Cardinal Pell trial

THERE should be an international investigation into allegations that an Italian cardinal used Vatican funds to corrupt the sexual abuse case levelled against Cardinal George Pell, according to his former defence barrister. Robert Richter, QC, has told The Australian newspaper the allegations, reported in the Italian media, were serious and should be investigated by authorities with the capacity to track ... Read More »

New encyclical Fratelli Tutti offers roadmap to build a culture of dialogue

New encyclical Fratelli Tutti offers roadmap to build a culture of dialogue

AS the world looks beyond the global pandemic, the Pope’s new encyclical Fratelli Tutti offers a roadmap “not just for some, but for everyone”, according to Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge. “Pope Francis has spoken of the need for an open heart that gives birth to an open world, and this at a time when so many hearts and doors and ... Read More »

Holy See releases 25-page document to ‘reaffirm as definitive teaching that euthanasia is a crime against human life’

Holy See releases 25-page document to ‘reaffirm as definitive teaching that euthanasia is a crime against human life’

Right to life: A patient is pictured in a file photo chatting with a nun at Rosary Hill Home, a Dominican-run facility in Hawthorne, New York, that provides palliative care to people with incurable cancer and have financial need. Photo: CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz [/captions] WITH the legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia in many countries, and questions concerning what is ... Read More »

Missionary of Jesus named among TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020

Missionary of Jesus named among TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020

STANDING toe-to-toe with United States President Donald Trump over the Mexico-US border policy launched Sister Norma Pimentel into the public spotlight last year. This year, Sr Pimentel was named among TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people, which was released today. Sr Pimentel, who is a member of the Missionaries of Jesus and executive director of the Catholic Charities of Rio ... Read More »

Distressed kayaker saved by Paulists on Lake George

Distressed kayaker saved by Paulists on Lake George

This is a typical story really about Paulist Fathers, a floating Tiki bar and a kayaker. It all started when Greg Barrett, a captain for Tiki Tours, offered the Paulist Fathers – two fathers and five seminarians – a free, relaxing tour around Lake George, which is 85km north of Albany, in August. Paulist Father Frank Desiderio is the director ... Read More »

Gossip is a tool of the devil to divide the Church, Pope Francis says

Gossip is a tool of the devil to divide the Church, Pope Francis says

GOSSIP is “a plague worse than COVID,” Pope Francis said, asserting that while speaking ill of others comes almost naturally, it was a tool of the devil to divide the Church. Commenting on September 6 on the Sunday Gospel reading about Jesus telling his disciples what to do when a member of the community errs and requires correction, Pope Francis ... Read More »

Pope will sign new encyclical in Assisi on October 3

Pope will sign new encyclical in Assisi on October 3

POPE Francis will travel to Assisi on October 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow from a belief that all people are children of God and therefore brothers and sisters to one another. The Holy See press office, confirming the Pope’s trip, said the document will be titled Fratelli Tutti in Italian. In ... Read More »

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