Reopening the detention centre cost the government $185 million (ABC/Hayden Cooper)

The Morrison Government faces a Senate veto of its effort to repeal the law requiring medical transfers of refugees from offshore detention, throwing into doubt plans to close the Christmas Island detention facility. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Suzanne Greenwood (Catholic Health Australia)

Catholic Health Australia says it looks forward to continuing to work with the Morrison Government to improve health outcomes for Australians, following the Coalition's federal election win.

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Rachel Lambert waits for the start of a hearing about her husband at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, in 2015 (CNS/Reuters)

Doctors have begun switching off the life support of a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the past decade, in a hugely controversial case that has divided France. Source: SBS News.

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From left: Asma Alyammahi, Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Matar Almansoori and Magid Alnekhailawi (CatholicVoice/Chris Gordon)

A delegation from the United Arab Emirates embassy in Canberra visited Archbishop Christopher Prowse last week as part of the observation of the UAE’s’ “Year of Tolerance”. Source: Catholic Voice.

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A farmer dries crops in Wuyuan, China (CNS/Stringer, Reuters)

Pope Francis has condemned food waste, saying throwing away food is like throwing away people. Source: CNS.

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Pope Francis at the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Ireland (CNS/Paul Haring)

“Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness” is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the next World Meeting of Families, due to take place in Rome in June 2021. Source: Vatican News.

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James Merlino (CSSV)

Victoria is facing intense pressure to sign up to the Morrison Government’s school funding deal, with federal funds set to stop flowing to state, Catholic and independent schools at the end of next month. Source: The Age.

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Brenton Prosser (CSSA)

There are many questions being asked in the wake of Saturday’s unexpected federal election result. But it’s business as usual for Catholic Social Services Australia, writes Brenton Prosser.

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University students gather for a Reclaim night last year (Facebook/reclaimbne)

Students from three Brisbane university campus ministries are on a mission to 'reclaim' their faith. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Notre Dame University

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One architect’s vision for Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (ABC News/Alexandre Fantozzi)

Experts fear the short time frame to design and build a replacement for the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral roof could be "a one-liner" joke. Source: ABC News.

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Fr Maurizio Pettena CS (The Catholic Leader)

An event being held in Brisbane later this year promises to explore the many fascinating aspects of Catholic missionaries coming to Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The Perth Archdiocese commissioned the report into poverty, homelessness and migrants in Western Australia (Bigstock)

The number of people sleeping rough in Western Australia is on the increase, according to a new report by The University of Notre Dame Australia. Source: The eRecord.

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Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef (CNS/David Gray, Reuters)

People’s attitudes toward nature, economic systems and consumption habits need to radically change to promote a more sustainable and caring world, participants at a Vatican-sponsored conference said. Source: CNS.

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Tony Burke (left) and Chris Bowen retained their seats but suffered swings against them (Wikimedia/Adam Carr and Brettcrealy)

Religious communities across western Sydney have punished Labor, with the growing concerns around religious freedoms swinging votes towards the Liberal Party in the traditional ALP heartland. Source: The Australian.

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Pope Francis addresses members of Italy’s Foreign Press Association at the weekend (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis is encouraging free and humble journalism that does not indulge in selling the “rotten food of misinformation” but instead offers the healthy bread of truth and goodness. Source: Vatican News.

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The Irish flag flies outside Old St Mary Cathedral, Limerick (Bigstock)

The Irish bishops have called on people to “reflect deeply on the implications” of the next week’s divorce referendum, saying “the common good would be better served” by supporting and resourcing married couples. Source: The Irish Times.

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Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri (centre) is the first Opus Dei lay person to be beatified (Opus Dei)

Spanish laywoman, chemist and researcher Guadalupe Ortiz de Landazuri has been beatified during a ceremony in Madrid. Source: Zenit.

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Anti-abortion activists are having legislative successes in the US (Pixabay)

State after state in the US is passing sweeping abortion restrictions, from Alabama's near total abortion ban to Ohio's 'foetal heartbeat' laws to Utah's ban after a pregnancy reaches 18 weeks, writes Elizabeth Dias. Source: SMH/New York Times.

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