About 240,000 Australians use residential aged care annually (Bigstock)

Labor says the aged care sector needs more funding and a “culture change” if it is to be improved for the long term. Source: News.com.au.

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Youth representatives at the Synod of Bishops use digital media (Vatican News)

Digital media and the Church have this week emerged as a theme in talks dedicated to accompaniment at the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. Source: CNS.

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Pope Francis arrives in Lithuania in September, where he met with the Jesuits (CNS/Paul Haring)

Speaking to his brother Jesuits in Lithuania last month, Pope Francis solicited their support in moving forward the work of the Vatican II. Source: Crux.

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Pope Francis is focusing on the Ten Commandments during his weekly general audience at the Vatican (CNA/Daniel Ibanez)

If a person is angry or has hate toward another person, it is like they have killed him or her in their heart, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Queensland parliamentarians who voted for the bill stand and cheer after the legislation passed yesterday (ABC News)

Abortion will no longer be a crime in Queensland, after state MPs voted last night to remove it from the criminal code. Source: Brisbane Times.

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian addresses the Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast (Twitter/ACUMedia)

Faith leaders and parliamentarians came together yesterday for Australian Catholic University's annual Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast at Parliament House in Sydney. Source: ACU.

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Prison Sunday was instigated by Pope Francis in 2016 (ACBC)

Inspired by the Church's Year of Youth in Australia, the focus of Prison Sunday on November 11 will be youth justice and juvenile detention. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Fr Peter Lamont in Lamont tartan (Parramatta Diocese)

Parramatta priest Fr Peter Lamont is the 29th hereditary Chief of Clan Lamont, a Scottish Highland clan. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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The thunderstorm caused this tree to fall at a Gympie nursery (Facebook/K and M Nurseries)

“Just awful” was the way Fr Chukwudi Chinaka described the scene as he drove around his country Queensland parish inspecting the damage left by wild storms last week. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Brisbane youth ministry Reclaim recently held a Plenary Council listening session (Facebook/Reclaim.)

Momentum is building as the Church reaches the midway point of the Open Listening and Dialogue phase of the preparations for the Plenary Council in 2020. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Teenage asylum-seekers in detention on Nauru (World Vision)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison may take up New Zealand's long-standing offer to accept 150 asylum-seekers from Nauru and Manus Island on the condition the Parliament bans any of those people ever coming to Australia. Source: Canberra Times.

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A refugee from South Sudan transports food she received from the World Food Program at a distribution centre in Uganda (CNS/James Aken, Reuters)

At a time of technological and scientific progress, “we ought to feel shame” for not having advanced in “humanity and solidarity” enough to feed the world’s poor, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

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Pope Francis speaks after the thanksgiving Mass for St Oscar Romero in Paul VI hall on Monday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador has asked Pope Francis to proclaim St Oscar Romero the Church’s first Latin American “doctor of the Church”. Source: Crux.

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Metropolitan Hilarion from the Russian Orthodox Church (Wikimedia)

The Russian Orthodox Church has severed ties with the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community after his decision to grant Ukrainian clerics independence from the Moscow patriarchate. Source: Catholic Herald.

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The Men’s Project aims to help males get out of the

A new Jesuit Social Services study has revealed the damage caused when males feel pressure to act in a certain way, including suicidal thoughts and violence. Source: The Age.

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)

There are grim health predictions for Australia’s ageing population a decade from now, particularly for people living in rural areas where health services are already lagging behind. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Bishop Tim Harris speaks at the business breakfast (Townsville Diocese)

The Church needed to hear the struggles of a young man’s emotional conflict with gender transition and not “close the door” on him, Townsville Bishop Tim Harris has told a business breakfast. Source: Townsville Bulletin.

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Queensland MP Ted Sorensen (tedsorenson.com.au)

Queensland LNP MP Ted Sorensen broke down in tears during debate on abortion reform in Queensland Parliament yesterday, as he said his own birth was the result of an unwanted pregnancy. Source: Brisbane Times.

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