Life reshaped by Setepmber 11

A cub reporter who started work on September 11, 2001, was disturbed by the violence and moved by those who risked their lives. It prompted her to begin a journey that culminated this month in taking her vows as a member of the Sisters of Life.

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Fr Brian Kolodiejchuk

Even for an icon of modern saintliness such as Mother Teresa, the Church requires that someone must gather evidence of miracles and present a case that she is worthy. That someone is Fr Brian Kolodiejchuk.

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Political influence

The documentary Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism highlights how the late Pope John Paul II contributed to changing the future of not only his country, but the world. Rome Reports has the story.

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Strong people skills

By choosing Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas as the first head of his new department for family, laity, and life, Francis has handed a big win to pastoral moderates and laid to rest concerns that he's hostile to Americans, writes John Allen in Crux.

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Maria

Every four years, Sydney teacher Maria Millward is reminded of her Olympic success. She didn’t win a medal, break a record, or represent her country in the pool, track, or field. But her work endures beyond that, reports The Catholic Weekly.

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Religious philosophy

Can someone die happy? Isn’t the death process itself excruciating? What does it mean to have a happy death, asks Ron Rolheiser.

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Sr Mary Gregory

In her 93 years, change has been a constant companion for Sr Mary Gregory SGS. But unlike many of us, she has embraced change. She’s also been an agent of change, reports The Good Oil.

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Feast for everyone

Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and the elders of the people in parables, saying: “The Kingdom of Heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son."

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Unique reliance on faith

One arena in which Robert Kennedy had always shown his softer side was his faith. Robert practiced his religion in ways that endeared him to his mother and distinguished him from his brother John.

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Legal action threatened

An Italian bishop has threatened to take legal action against Pokémon Go, describing the game as “diabolical” and a “totalitarian system like Nazism,” reports the Religion News Service and Daily Mail.

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Momentous day

Pope Francis named just one woman from the Western Hemisphere to his commission on women deacons. That would be me. So, what happens next? Fact is, I do not know, writes Phyllis Zagano, in NCR Online.

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Moral beacon for martyrs

There are more than 5000 bishops in the world and not all are going to be moral heroes or spiritual giants. Every now and then, however, you trip across a remarkable shepherd such as Indian Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, writes John Allen.

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Fr Leandro Lenin Tavares

Fr Leandro Lenin Tavares and his inter-religious team of ministers have had a unique task at the Olympic Games. They must cater to the athletes’ spiritual needs, reports The Tablet.

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From disaster to art

A comedic opera celebrating the botched restoration of a fresco of Jesus by an elderly Spanish woman is set to open in the US next year, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Joint effort needed

French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran has said that it is up to Christians and Muslims to prove to terrorists that it is possible for them to live side by side, reports the Catholic News Service in The Catholic Herald.

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Drop in ordinations

Poland’s primate has warned his country may no longer be able to send clergy to work abroad, because of a decline in priestly and religious order vocations, reports The Tablet.

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Two killed in same battle

The 38 men who left the same Brisbane high school to fight in the Vietnam War, including one who died in the Battle of Long Tan, have been immortalised on a memorial plaque on the battle’s 50th anniversary, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Sr Madonna Buder

An 86-year-old Sister who regularly competes in triathlons and Iron Man challenges has become the star of a Nike advert which has been aired during the Olympics and become a viral sensation, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Notre Dame University

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Historic celebration

The first native priest of Mongolia will be ordained next week in the world’s youngest Church, reports The Tablet.

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