Pope Francis said health care workers must accompany patients with love and respect (Bigstock)

Caring for the sick, especially those near death, cannot be reduced simply to giving them medicine, but must include providing healing and comfort that gives their lives value and meaning, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Crux.

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Bishop Michael McKenna (ACBC)

Bathurst Bishop Michael McKenna says he is willing to seriously consider the issue of married priests but he sees the benefits of celibate clergy. Source: Central Western Daily.

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Catholic leaders have argued that the seal of confession cannot be broken (CNS)

The Tasmanian Government aims to make it mandatory for religious leaders to report sexual abuse of children heard in the confessional. Source: The Mercury.

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Notre Dame University

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Huyen Tran and Paul Lee with their daughter Isabella (Refugee Action Collective)

A Vietnamese Catholic mother faces an anxious wait to learn if a Melbourne judge will support her proposed deportation and separation from her baby daughter. Source: The Guardian.

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Pope Francis touches Rosary beads at a general audience in November 2017 (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has asked every Catholic to pray the Rosary each day this month for the protection of the Church from attacks by the devil. Source: CNS.

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A rescue team searches for victims in a destroyed hotel in Sulawesi, Indonesia (CNS/Antara Foto, Reuters)

The Caritas international network is responding with emergency assistance following a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia that has killed more than 840 people and left thousands homeless. Source: Caritas Australia.

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More than 600 people rallied in Toowoomba to voice opposition to Queensland

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and her cabinet were met by pro-life protesters last week voicing opposition to the Government’s proposed bill to legalise abortion. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Prayers are said over Synod representatives Archbishop Peter Comensoli, Archbishop Anthony Fisher, Sebastian Duhau and Bishop Mark Edwards before they left for Rome (ACBC Office for Youth)

The Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment will see Church leaders share wisdom and learn from the world’s youth, according to Australia’s bishop delegates. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Fr Marek Ptak CR, Fr Roman Palma CR and Fr Dr Marian Szablewski CR at St Maximilian Kolbe Church in Adelaide (The Southern Cross)

An Adelaide church built in 1985 has become the youngest Catholic church to be listed on the South Australian State Heritage Register. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Pope Francis answers questions on the papal plane yesterday (CNS/Paul Haring)

The Church has grown in its understanding of the horror of clerical sexual abuse and of the “corruption” of covering it up, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: The Tablet.

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Bishop Charles Gauci (ACBC)

In a ceremony rich with Catholic tradition and Aboriginal culture, the Diocese of Darwin last night welcomed Bishop Charles Gauci as its new shepherd. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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 Pope Francis said hoped the agreement would help restore full communion among all Chinese Catholics (CNS photo/How Hwee Young, EPA)

Pope Francis has written to members of the Catholic Church in China, asking them to have faith in the Vatican’s judgment in signing an agreement with their government. Source: NCR Online.

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Notre Dame University

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Delegates at the closing session of the Fifth National Encuentro in Texas (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez says Hispanic Catholic leaders are living an important moment in the history of the Church in the United States and are called to rise and continue the work of building the Church. Source: CNS.

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Dioceses in NSW support the law reforms

Legal barriers that have prevented child sexual abuse survivors from suing institutions will be removed following the introduction of new civil litigation laws in the NSW Parliament. Source: Ten Daily.

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Scott Morrison (Facebook/Scott Morrison MP)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison insists he’s not sitting on a report into religious freedoms until after a by-election in the Sydney seat of Wentworth next month. Source: The Australian.

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Students from St Josephs Nudgee College raised $10,000 for the Aussie Farmers Foundation (The Catholic Leader)

Queensland Catholic schools are digging deep to support struggling farm families caught in the long drought. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Rachael Taylor, Angourie Rice, Julia Ormond and Alison McGirr in Ladies in Black (IMDB)

Ladies in Black tells the story of a group of feisty women who are employees of a clothing store in Sydney in the summer of 1959. Source: ACOFB.

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CathNews is taking a break

CathNews will not publish tomorrow or Monday due to public holidays in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT.

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