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Jesuit Social Services has recommended a range of solutions  (Bigstock)

A tenfold over-representation of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system shows Australia is failing vulnerable children, says Jesuit Social Services.

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Sport can bring communities together but is not an excuse to miss Mass (Bigstock)

A new Vatican document cautions against the dangers of competitive children’s sports, political and economic pressures on athletes to win “at all costs” and the unsportsmanlike behaviour of fans. Source: CNS.

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Participants in the 2018 Walk with Christ procession in Sydney yesterday (The Catholic Weekly/Giovanni Portelli)

A crowd of 7000 people took part in the annual Walk with Christ Eucharistic procession through the streets of Sydney yesterday. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Bishop Gregory O’Kelly SJ (ACBC)

Pope Francis yesterday appointed Port Pirie Bishop Gregory O’Kelly SJ as Apostolic Administrator of Adelaide Archdiocese. Source: ACBC.

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Fr Francisco Astaburuaga Ossa (left) and Fr Eugenio de la Fuente (Crux/Ines San Martin)

After meeting with Pope Francis for more than four hours, a second group of Chilean sexual abuse survivors said they’re “trustful and hopeful” about reforms he’s begun in the Church in Chile. Source: Crux.

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Judith Terry (The Catholic Leader/Mark Bowling)

Five years after starting to lose her sight, Judith Terry is finding new hope – and she credits Centacare Brisbane with rekindling her spark for life. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Pope Francis is sending a special envoy to Medjugorje to care for the local parish that receives millions of pilgrims each year at the alleged Marian apparition site in Bosnia-Herzegovinia. Source: Crux.

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Dan Tehan (ABC News)

Four out of five child sexual abuse survivors will be covered by the national redress scheme, after the Anglican Church, Salvation Army, YMCA and Scouts Australia joined the Catholic Church in endorsing it. Source: Canberra Times.

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The school chaplaincy program has been extended for four years (Access Ministries)

The Government’s $247 million school chaplaincy program could face the axe under a prospective Labor government, with ALP Senator Doug Cameron calling for a “secular Australia” and separation of religion and the state. Source: The Australian.

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Pastor Martin Robra (left) and Fr Antonio Spadaro SJ (Supplied)

Ahead of the Pope’s visit to Switzerland this month to celebrate the World Council of Churches’ 70th anniversary, a Council official has praised Francis for leading the way in ecumenism. Source: ucanews.com.

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Hand Off Our Charities representatives protest against the legislation in Canberra in April (Twitter/350Australia)

New guidelines from the Australian Electoral Commission on political expenditure have failed to quell fears that charitable advocacy is under threat. Source: Pro Bono Australia.

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Jesuit deacons Nico Lariosa and Alan Wong (The Catholic Weekly/Giovanni Portelli)

It was the example of other Jesuits that first made Nico Lariosa and Alan Wong desire to become priests within the Society of Jesus. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Newly baptised Jamaya Borey (centre) with Godmother Elizabeth Borey and Aunty Rose Borey (Peter Bugden)

North Stradbroke Island Catholic community elder Aunty Rose Borey had every reason to be brimming with pride when she turned up for Mass last Sunday. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Alden Ehrenreich (left) and Joonas Suotamo in Solo: A Star Wars Story (CNS/Disney)

Solo: A Star Wars Story lead actor Alden Ehrenreich would have been forgiven for having a bad feeling about taking on the role that made Harrison Ford into an overnight star. Source: ACOFB.

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 Bishop Fridolin Ambongo blesses Fr Lucian Ambunga (Will Swanson)

A Congolese priest who was placed into quarantine after testing positive for Ebola has reportedly been released and declared Ebola-free. Source: Catholic Herald.

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Yezidis in Iraq who survived an Islamic State genocidal campaign (CNS/Suhaib Salem)

Religious persecution is getting worse globally, and assaults have become so frightening that the less terrifying incidents are going unnoticed, according to the latest US religious freedom report. Source: The Tablet.

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Yes supporters celebrate at Dublin Castle following the referendum result, May 26 (Wikimedia/Katenolan1979)

The jubilation of the Irish people over the referendum result that paves the way to legalise abortion in Ireland is hard to understand, writes Monica Doumit. Source: The Catholic Weekly

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GK Chesterton (CNA/Public Domain)

As an investigation into the life of Catholic apologist GK Chesterton nears a close, admirers of the English writer voiced hope that his sainthood cause could soon be opened. Source: CNA.

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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