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Oct 20, 2017 - 10:31 am .- A bill to legalize assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia was passed by Victoria's Legislative Assembly on Friday after 26 hours of debate.
Oct 20, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Pope Francis’ trip to Burma will help heal the wounds of his country, especially for minorities under attack, the nation's sole cardinal maintains.
Oct 18, 2017 - 04:41 pm .- American-inspired legislation to legalize assisted suicide has advanced in the Australian state of Victoria, leading critics to worry that it abandons the vulnerable.
Oct 18, 2017 - 01:36 pm .- Cardinal Ricardo Vidal, who was Archbishop of Cebu from 1982 to 2010 and a leading Catholic figure in the fall of Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos, died Wednesday at the age of 86.
Oct 17, 2017 - 12:09 am .- As Australians return their ballots for a poll that could aid the recognition of same-sex unions as marriages, the Archbishop of Sydney called for Christian charity in clearly explaining the importance of marriage as the union of man and woman.
Oct 14, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India claim to have witnessed an apparition of Christ and several appearances of the Virgin Mary accompanied by the scent of jasmine, the gift of contrition, and the healing of a girl’s ear problem.
Oct 11, 2017 - 02:39 pm .- An Indonesian prelate resigned Wednesday as Bishop of Ruteng amid mounting concerns surrounding an alleged mistress and reportedly stolen funds.
Sep 28, 2017 - 03:18 am .- When Pope Francis visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, this November, his visit will come at one of the most contentious periods of the country’s history.
Sep 26, 2017 - 06:08 am .- A young Catholic diocese in the southern highlands of Papua New Guinea has a vibrant and growing faith, one which the people have embraced as their own, showing the universality of the Church, a local bishop says.
Sep 18, 2017 - 02:50 pm .- Amid ongoing controversy surrounding clerical sex abuse in Australia, one of the country's archbishops believes the local Churches are making progress – but still face a long journey ahead.
Sep 15, 2017 - 03:01 am .- Between the Harambe memes and quick explanations of Catholic doctrine on his Twitter page, Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney, says that online humor is about more than just the laughs.
Sep 14, 2017 - 10:23 am .- At the start of a voter survey being conducted on same-sex marriage in Australia, the country’s bishops have called for a month of prayer and fasting for the strengthening of marriage and the family.
Sep 7, 2017 - 12:08 am .- Despite hostility, the Church must teach the truth of the Gospel with the courage of the martyrs, said the archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan in the Philippines.
Sep 5, 2017 - 05:13 pm .- Marking the first anniversary of Mother Teresa’s canonization, the Archdiocese of Kolkata will hold a Mass Wednesday to declare the saint a co-patroness of the local Church.
Sep 3, 2017 - 04:08 pm .- The challenges endured by Catholics in China are complex, said Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong, but there are reasons to be hopeful about the future of the Church in China.
Sep 1, 2017 - 02:58 pm .- As a non-binding poll on same-sex marriage in Australia looms, some leading Catholic bishops have again clarified Catholic teaching that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
Aug 25, 2017 - 03:57 pm .- A group of bishops from across India met with the country's new president and vice-president on Thursday, with both leaders voicing their support of the Church's work in spiritual development and assistance to the poor.
Aug 25, 2017 - 10:49 am .- A new video has been released showing ISIS militants in the Philippines threatening to come to Rome as they desecrate a Catholic church.
Aug 23, 2017 - 05:01 pm .- As police and vigilante killings continue under President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal campaign against illegal drugs, Catholic leaders in the Philippines have decried the bloodshed, begging the nation to stop support of the escalating violence.
Aug 22, 2017 - 11:18 am .- Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the US military archdiocese offered prayers Monday after a US Navy destroyer collided with a tanker off the coast of Singapore, resulting in five injured and 10 missing US sailors.

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