The Washington Archdiocese ad at the centre of the dispute (America Magazine)

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority was within its rights to ban religious-themed advertisements, a United States appeals court ruled yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis greets altar servers gathered at the Vatican yesterday (CNS/Claudio Peri, EPA)

Christ’s commandment to love God and neighbour is a path trodden by those who have the desire to become saints, Pope Francis told thousands of altar servers from around the world. Source: Crux.

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Dallas McInerney, head of Catholic Schools NSW (Catholic Schools NSW)

New South Wales Catholic schools have warned it is “crunch time” for the Government after Malcolm Turnbull’s 11th-hour intervention in the school funding crisis. Source: The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Archbishop Philip Wilson (ACBC)

Archbishop Philip Wilson will remain a bishop in the Church after resigning as Archbishop of Adelaide on Monday. Source: The Advertiser.

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Cardinal Oswald Gracias (CNS/Anto Akkara)

The Church in India has led a chorus of protest over the demand by the chair of the National Commission for Women to ban confession. Source: Catholic Herald.

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The congress will draw delegates from across the Church interested in spreading the Gospel message  (ACBC)

Restoring hope and trust in the world, the Church and the media will be the focus of a gathering of Australian Catholic communicators in Brisbane in September. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Rick Dalmau displays an energy report from one of the pilot schools (The Catholic Leader/Mark Bowling)

Catholic schools in Brisbane have embarked on a far-reaching clean energy project that promises big power savings, and with the potential to set the Church on a pioneering path with Laudato Si’. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Archbishop Peter A Comensoli (ACBC)

Since his appointment last month, Melbourne Archbishop-designate Peter A. Comensoli has received messages and emails from Catholics who hope he brings a fresh start after one of the toughest periods in the Church’s history. Source: The Age.

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Australians have until October 15 to opt out of the system (My Health Record website)

Catholic Health Australia has endorsed the Turnbull Government’s national electronic health records database, saying it is time the health industry moved on from fax machines.

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Archbishop Philip Wilson (ACBC)

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, who was convicted of concealing child sexual abuse. Source: The Age.

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Pope Francis (CNS/Paul Haring)

Demonstrating once again his compassion and pastoral concern for those in need, Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a sick, bedridden woman in Rome. Source: Vatican News.

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Malcolm Turnbull and Simon Birmingham (ABC News/Eliza Laschon)

Malcolm Turnbull has taken control of the Government’s feud with the Catholic schools sector following the breakdown in relations with Education Minister Simon Birmingham. Source: The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Demonstrators carry Marian statues in the anti-government rally in Managua (CNS/Oswaldo Rivas)

Tens of thousands of anti-Government protesters rallied in Nicaragua's capital on Saturday in defence of the Church and its bishops. Source: Crux.

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The Fitzroy Soup Van service now has five vans and 600 volunteers (Eureka Street/SVdP)

The Fitzroy Soup Van has blessed inner Melbourne city life for 40 years, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

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Bishop Tim Harris, with Mater representatives, turns the first sod for the hospital expansion (Mater)

The $52 million expansion of Townsville's Mater Hospital began on Friday with a ceremonial blessing by Townsville Bishop Tim Harris. Source: Townsville Bulletin.

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Fr Mathew Kunnappillil (Catholic Voice)

Canberra’s growing Syro-Malabar community will soon have a place to call home after they successfully bid on a block of land. Source: Catholic Voice.

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ACRATH hopes to continue its work to combat worldwide modern slavery (ACRATH)

A Catholic anti-trafficking group has launched a national funding appeal after the Turnbull Government yesterday announced the group would not be funded this financial year. Source: ACRATH.

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Data shows babies suspected of having Down syndrome are targeted for late-term abortion (Bigstock)

Unborn children “detected or suspected” of showing disabilities are being denied a chance at life, writes Jennifer Oriel. Source: The Australian.

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