Pope Francis (CNS/Ciro Fusco, EPA)

Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, asserting that “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person”. Source: The Tablet.

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A screenshot from The Pope Video for August (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis yesterday released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for August, which this month is “for the treasure of Families”. Source: Vatican News.

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Phyllis Zagano (CNS/Gregory A Shemitz)

A new survey has found that the majority of religious order superiors in the United States believe women should be allowed to serve as ordained deacons. Source: Crux.

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An army chaplain in the field (YouTube/Defence Jobs Australia)

The requirement for military chaplains to belong to a recognised religious denomination is discriminatory, according to a humanist chaplain's complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission. Source: The Guardian.

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The accused’s bail application has been adjourned until next week (Pixabay)

A 14-year-old girl has been denied bail after being charged over a stabbing at an Adelaide Catholic school. Source: The Advertiser.

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CRA raises questions over short-term proposals for nuclear waste storage (Bigstock)

Catholic Religious Australia has expressed concern about long-term effects of nuclear waste storage, as the Turnbull Government considers three possible sites to build a nuclear waste facility in South Australia.

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Raptor with his prize-winning photo (The Catholic Leader/Emilie Ng)

Brisbane man Raptor won’t be wondering where his next few meals will come from after winning a photography competition showcasing the life of homeless and vulnerable men and women. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible –Fallout (CNS/Paramount)

In Mission:Impossible – Fallout, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is under suspicion from his own spy agency and trying to prevent a global catastrophe after the failure of a previous mission. Source: ACOFB.

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Police at St Clare of Assisi primary school last night (ABC News/Jordan Hayne)

A 50-year-old man believed to be picking up a child from after-school care at a Canberra Catholic school yesterday died after a vehicle explosion in a car park in front of the school. Source: Canberra Times.

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Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli, with his brother bishops, celebrates his installation Mass (ACBC)

Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli took his seat at St Patrick's Cathedral last night as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne, in a ceremony rich in the symbolism and magisterial ritual of the Church. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Drought is affecting rural communities from northern Victoria to Queensland (Bigstock)

Australian Catholic social services, individual parishes and dioceses have swung into action to assist regional and rural communities suffering hardship due to prolonged drought. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Imran Khan (Jawad Zakariya/CC BY-SA 3.0)

Christians in Pakistan have mixed feelings after Imran Khan’s election victory last week. Source: Vatican News.

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Pope Francis resumed his general audience yesterday following the July break (Daniel Ibáñez/CNA)

When a person puts an object or a philosophy above God, it not only destroys happiness, it hinders the ability to experience real love, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Withdrawing artificial feeding tubes can be passive euthanasia, the UK bishop’s stated (Pixabay)

Permission from a court will no longer be required to remove feeding tubes and hydration from patients in a permanent vegetative state in the United Kingdom, the UK Supreme Court said on Monday. Source: Crux.

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Mission Australia is calling for a national homelessness strategy with a focus on young people (Bigstock)

One in six young Australians have experienced homelessness, with family violence the leading cause for them to leave home, new statistics show. Source: SBS News.

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St Peter Chanel pupils and participants have been filling Boxes of Love since 2014 (Hobart Archdiocese)

Boxes filled with clothing, toys and stationery items and wrapped with hope and love are sent from a Tasmanian parish to the Philippines each year. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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Archbishop Coleridge says abortion is not a health issue, it’s a moral issue (Bigstock)

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has hit back at Queensland’s pro-abortion MPs who claim that the state’s draft bill to legalise abortion was a “health issue” and supports a “woman’s choice”. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Workshop participants used props and words to articulate a definition of family violence (CSSV/Fiona Basile)

“Chaos”, “war zone”,”domestic terrorism” and “lost childhood” were some of the words used to describe family and domestic violence in a workshop hosted by Catholic Social Services Victoria.

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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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