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In a press conference at the Cathedral this morning, Archbishop José Gomez said "This is a wonderful day for me personally and for the archdiocese of Los Angeles," and praised his new auxiliary bishops as men who will help serve the Church's mission to "share the love of God and the message of the love of Christ." (21/07/2015)
Every so often, one is reminded that being a Christian isn't meant to be comfortable. Japanese woman Satoko Kitahara was someone who came to understand and embrace the real teaching of the Gospel, writes Francis Phillips. (15/07/2015)
Pope Francis has released his second encyclical Laudato Si' (Praise Be to You). In the encyclical, the pope gives a biting critique of consumerism and global poverty with a plea for swift action" to combat environmental degradation, climate change and inequality. (01/07/2015)
Why do an estimated 1.3 million Australians use the drug ice' And why does Australia have one of the highest rates of drug abuse in the world, asks Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon. (23/04/2015)
American news for 22 April 2015 (22/04/2015)
The Vatican reaches positive,amicable conclusion with main leadership of America Sisters (17/04/2015)
I recently received an email from a gentleman asking if I could spare five minutes to answer his question: Are you certain that God exists, and, if so, what is the main proof that convinces you' 'If possible, the shorter and simpler the answer is, the better', the man added. (15/04/2015)
Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! We complete today, in the catecheses on the family, the reflection on children, who are the most beautiful fruit of the blessing that the Creator has given man and woman. We have already talked about the great gift that children are; today, unfortunately, we must talk about the "stories of passion" that many of them live. (08/04/2015)