Skilled with difficult opponents

Regardless of who prevails in the US election today, many observers forecast a rocky relationship ahead with the Vatican. But Pope Francis has a lifetime of experience dealing with difficult leaders, reports Crux.

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An uncivil campaign

"This year's US presidential election was supposed to be about decency. But indecency was its very essence," writes Sr Joan Chittister OSB in NCR Online.

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13 years of dedication

Adelaide parishioner Rosemary McGrath retired last month after a 13-year involvement with Birthline Pregnancy Support Inc, including nearly four years as director. The Southern Cross caught up with her before her departure.

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Fr Frank Pavone

An American priest, who is head of the controversial pro-life group Priest for Life, has been criticised for posting a video of himself standing behind an altar with an aborted baby in an effort to support Donald Trump. The Catholic News Agency reports.

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Family at Veidrala village in Fiji

Caritas Australia has urged the Australian government to provide greater financial assistance to countries struggling to adapt to climate change.

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Parishes and schools urged to help

Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans is calling on parishes, schools, and community organisations to join in the global campaign to mark its campaign later this month, 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.

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Francis Sullivan welcomes announcement

"The national redress scheme for the survivors of institutional child sexual abuse announced by the Turnbull government has the potential to be one of the most significant social policy reforms in recent history," writes Francis Sullivan.

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Bishop Brady talks to inmates

Bishop Terry Brady, Australian Catholic Bishops Delegate for Prisoners, and 50 inmates, volunteers, and prison chaplains gathered to celebrate Mass on Sunday in Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre in Sydney's west.

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Three years in the making

The story of the Marian apparitions at Fatima will include the events commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the apparitions, including the Pope's possible visit to Portugal in 2017. Rome Reports has the story.

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Horticultural marvel

Although the massive Celtic forest cross that greets passengers who fly into the City of Derry airport in Londonderry has been visible for several years, its origins remained a mystery, until recently, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Bishop Vincent Long

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Con, Australian Catholic Bishops Delegate for Refugees, has condemned the Federal government's decision to ban those who arrived by boat from ever applying for a visa.

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Possible world first for Church

In what the local archdiocese believes could be a world-first for the Church, two parishes in the Canberra region are trialling an app that allows people to make donations via smartphone, reports the ABC.

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Inspirational preacher

Fr Tendai Reki was once a promising rugby and hockey player with aspirations of being an entrepreneur but the Zimbabwean priest's energy and talent have found a different outlet, as he demonstrated in Adelaide during a recent visit. The Southern Cross reports.

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Cardinal Eijk

The spread of gender theory is misleading so many Catholics that a high-level document may be required to correct the errors of the ideology, according to a Dutch Cardinal. The Catholic News Service reports.

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Leaflet vilified Clinton

A bishop in San Diego has warned priests to avoid getting involved in politics after a leaflet was distributed in a church claiming people who voted for Hillary Clinton would go to Hell, and that the Democratic candidate is Satan. The Tablet reports.

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Vatican rejects unauthorised ordinations

The Vatican has denounced the self-ordination of a bishop from China's underground church without Papal approval, in a sign some view as an attempt to improve ties with Beijing, reports AFP on Seven News.

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Francis Sullivan welcomes announcement

The Truth Justice and Healing Council has welcomed the Commonwealth Government's announcement that it will establish and run a national redress scheme for the survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

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Fr Michael Lowcock

The Good Shepherd Church in the remote Queensland mining town has offered space in its parish building to the local Islamic community for use as a prayer room. The ABC reports.

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Area near where the attack occurred

A man has been charged with aggravated assault after an elderly nun was knocked to the ground and kicked during a daylight attack in the northern WA town, according to the ABC.

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