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Family Court calls for new legislation (Pixabay)

Hundreds of Australian children born overseas through commercial surrogacy arrangements have been left without legal parents, following a decision of the full Family Court, The Australian reports.

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Lyle Shelton of the Australian Christian Lobby at the launch (Facebook/Coalition for Marriage)

Leading No campaigners, including Turnbull government MPs, say they fear it will become illegal to oppose same-sex marriage in word or even thought, if gay marriage is legalised, The Age reports.

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The digital model (Philippe Charlier, Philippe Froesch/National Geographic)

Scientists have revealed what Mary Magdalene may have looked like, using 3D modelling to recreate a face based on a blackened skull believed to be a relic of the saint, News.com.au reports.

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Fr Teresito Suganob in May (CBCP News)

A priest held hostage for almost four months in the besieged southern city of Marawi has been rescued hours after a deadly battle between Philippine soldiers and Islamic State-allied militants, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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Calls for government intervention (Pixabay)

More than 4500 elderly South Australians are spending a third of their income trying to keep a roof over their head, a new report has found, reports the Sunday Mail.

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Fr Douglas Bazi (CNS)

An Iraqi priest who was kidnapped and tortured by Islamic extremists says Australia is seen as “the promised land” for Christians suffering from genocide in the Middle East, The Catholic Leader reports.

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The Vatican Embassy in Washington (CNS/Tyler Orburn)

A member of the Vatican diplomatic corps serving in the US has been recalled to Rome as part of a criminal investigation involving child pornography, CNS reports.

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An injured woman is led away following the blast (CNS/Luke MacGregor, Reuters)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, has condemned a suspected terror attack on a crowded tube train in West London during rush hour on Friday, The Tablet reports.

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Sr Nicole shows the calendar to St Aloysius College students (The Southern Cross)

A calendar produced by the Mercy Sisters and teachers in Sudan is shining a light on, and raising funds for, education in the country's Nuba Mountains, The Southern Cross reports.

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Celebrations were held in the college grounds (Aurora)

A garden party was held at St Mary’s Campus, All Saints College in Maitland last weekend to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Dominican Sisters in Maitland, Aurora Magazine reports.

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Bishops Michael Morrissey, Tim Harris, Greg Homeming OCD and Ken Howell (Supplied)

Pope Francis met with new bishops, including four Australians, at the end of their training course at the Vatican, reminding them to be both humble and open to better ways of evangelising other than just “the way it's always been,” CNA reports.

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Judi Dench and Ali Fazal (IMDB)

Based loosely on the 2010 book of the same name, Victoria and Abdul tells the true story of the unlikely friendship between of Queen Victoria and her Indian servant.

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Pilgrims make their way to New Norcia (Camino Salvado)

A new booklet is helping pilgrims who walk the Camino Salvado in Western Australia to discover the man for whom the pilgrimage route was named, The eRecord reports.

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Patrick McGorry (Flickr/Paul Hagon)

Mental health expert and former Australian of the Year, Patrick McGorry, has criticised the government’s plans to drug test welfare recipients as an “absolute disgrace”, The Guardian reports.

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge (ACBC)

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge says the Church in Australia is acting to protect children from sexual abuse although he concedes it has a long way to go, News.com.au reports.

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Cardinal Charles Bo (CNS/Lynn Bo Bo, EPA)

As tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar, the country’s top Catholic leader says that Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi “should have spoken out” about the crisis, Time reports.

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The protest was streamed live on Facebook (Facebook/USYD Update)

Catholic students have been attacked by same-sex marriage protesters at the University of Sydney after trying to engage students, one-on-one, about why it was “ok to vote ‘No'”, The Catholic Weekly reports.

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Matt Napier with a soccer ball at the start of his walk (Caritas Australia)

A Canberra man has completed a three-month walk across an African desert, with only a soccer ball and an iPod for company, to raise money for people living in poverty, Caritas Australia reports.

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Mass on Demand

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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