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Friday, 24 January 2014 05:30

Pope Francis today released his message for the 48th World Day of Social Communications, which falls on 1 June 2014.  The message title: "Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter" is a helpful summary in to the insights shared by the Holy Father in the main body of the message.

Thursday, 23 January 2014 06:04

The Federal Government today announced that it would offer a $200 voucher to be used on relationship counselling to committed couples.  The importance of preparing well for marriage has long been understood and encouraged by the Catholic Church, because family is the fundamental building block of society.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 04:18

2013 Australian of the Year, Ita Buttrose, called for an improvement in Australia's attitudes towards the elderly, Aborigines, refugees and those suffering dementia.  Her comments are similar to the message sent by Pope Francis for the opening of the World Economic Forum today.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 03:30

The first papal resignation for centuries, a conclave, the election of Pope Francis - the first Latin American pope, World Youth Day Rio, the establishment of the Cardinal's 8 advisors... these are just some of the highlights of the past year. In this video, Catholic News Service reviews the news that happened at the Vatican during the year 2013.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 01:25

Pope Francis is not seeking fame or accolades, but being named Time magazine's Person of the Year will make him happy if it helps attract people to the hope of the Gospel, said the Vatican spokesman.