Bishop-elect Charles Gauci (The Southern Cross)

Not everyone meets a saint in their lifetime, let alone two, but Darwin Bishop-elect Charles Gauci can make that claim. Source: The Southern Cross.

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National Schools Resourcing Board chairman Michael Chaney and Education Minister Simon Birmingham (Wesfarmers/Facebook)

There’s no letup in the school funding battle. It has featured in the last two rounds of federal by-elections, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

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Homelessness in Australia has increased sharply in recent years  (Bigstock)

Australia’s homelessness and affordable housing situation will worsen unless governments fund more social housing, according to speakers at a national conference on homelessness. Source: The New Daily.

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Earthquake damage on Lombok Island (CNS/Ahmad Subaidi, AntaraFoto/Reuters)

Pope Francis sent words of condolence and solidarity to Indonesian authorities after a powerful magnitude 7 earthquake struck Lombok Island on Sunday, killing at least 91 people. Source: CNS.

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People gather in Athens to remember the victims of the wildfires (CNS/Alexandros Beltes, EPA)

Catholic leaders in Greece have urged their country to learn lessons from the worst wildfires in a century, which left at least 91 people dead and more than 500 injured. Source: The Tablet.

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Seminarians battle it out on the pitch (Parramatta Diocese)

About 200 seminarians travelled to Sydney to compete in the annual Inter-seminary Soccer Competition at Patrician Brothers' College, Blacktown. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Cardinal Peter Turkson (Vatican Media)

Cardinal Peter Turkson has penned a message for next month's World Tourism Day, focusing on how digital technology has transformed our age and behaviours. Source: Vatican News.

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The Catechism now states that the death penalty is inadmissible (CNS/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

Pope Francis has again put the cat among the pigeons by approving a change to the Catechism that declares the death penalty “inadmissible”, writes Anna Rowlands. Source: ABC Religion and Ethics.

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Fr John Moore SJ (Australian Jesuits)

An Australian priest will be honoured by the postal department of India with the issue of a first day cover and postage stamp to mark the centenary of his birth. Source: Australian Jesuits.

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Indigenous leader Galarrwuy Yunupingu (ABC News/Mitchell Woolnough)

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he will not call a referendum to establish an Indigenous voice to Parliament, despite leaders saying the survival of their communities depend on it. Source: ABC News.

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Marcus Riley (centre) addresses the UN in New York (Supplied)

An Australian aged care expert has told a United Nations forum in New York that access to quality long-term care and palliative care are crucial to the global ageing society. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The remains of the Liangwang Catholic Church (Facebook/Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness)

A Catholic church in China has been demolished by government agents, the latest in a series of church demolitions in the country. Source: Crux.

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Pope Francis (Vatican Media)

It is not wrong to be concerned with the daily necessities of life, but strengthening one’s relationship with Jesus is of far greater importance, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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The NSW Government has acknowledged the shortage of maths and science teachers (Bigstock)

More than 50 teachers in western Sydney have signed up to further study in order to address the shortage of maths teachers. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Farms across NSW have been hit hard by the drought (MediaNet)

With New South Wales among areas experiencing severe drought, the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has launched an appeal to raise funds for rural communities in need.

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The ACBC and Catholic Religious Australia will respond together to the final report (CA Royal Commission)

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will release its formal response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse by the end of the month.

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Rev Dr David Ranson (Broken Bay Diocese)

Broken Bay Vicar General Fr David Ranson has been appointed Diocesan Administrator following the appointment of Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli to the Melbourne Archdiocese. Source: Broken Bay News.

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The Eltham community celebrate the end of the successful resettlement program (SBS World News)

Their arrival in suburban Melbourne was marred by anti-immigration protests but, two years on, more than 60 Syrian and Iraqi refugees are now at home in Australia. Source: SBS News.

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