The Global Congress Against the Death Penalty is taking place in Brussels this week (CNS/Mark R Cristino, EP)

The Church’s view on the death penalty has “matured”, meaning that every life must be guarded without exception and that capital punishment is a “serious violation of the right to life”, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Crux.

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Rodrigo Duterte (CNS/Lean Daval Jr/Reuters)

After calling the country’s Catholic bishops “useless fools” who should be “killed,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has now warned anyone against harming priests and prelates. Source: Catholic Herald.

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Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne yesterday (CNS/Daniel Pockett/AAP images via Reuters)

The Vatican has announced Cardinal George Pell will be investigated by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith after he was found guilty of child sexual abuse. Source: CNS.

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About 95 per cent of ParentNext participants are women, and most are single mothers (Pexels)

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s president has strongly criticised the ParentsNext welfare program, arguing it "risks further entrenching poverty and inequality”. Source: The Guardian.

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Pope Francis at the general audience yesterday (CNA/Marina Testino)

Evil is limited compared to the expanding force of God’s holiness in the world, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Dallas McInerney (CSNSW)

Catholic Schools NSW has written to its school communities, highlighting its wishlist and key issues in the lead-up to the New South Wales election next month. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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The bill would decriminalise abortion in South Australia, including removing gestation limits for termination (Bigstock)

A pregnancy counselling and support organisation has expressed its deep concern for women’s physical and mental health if the South Australian Parliament passes abortion reform laws. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Dining with Friends Launceston volunteers  Jane O’Connor, left, Karen Heathcote, Kathy O’Sullivan, Melissa White and Tracey Owers (Hobart Archdiocese)

Once a month, the Launceston Catholic Parish Centre becomes a busy dining room as people experiencing loneliness sit down to share a meal with new friends. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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Associate Professor Philip Riley (ACU/Chis Hopkins)

One in three Australian school principals was physically attacked and one in two experienced threats of violence at work, according to a new survey released yesterday. Source: Catholic Voice.

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Jessom takes part in DARAs refugee hub programs (MNews.Today)

The Maitland-Newcastle Diocese’s Development and Refugee Agency, known as DARA, helps provide integration opportunities and independence for migrants. Source: MNnews.Today.

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Archbishop Joseph Vu Van Thien said the Church should teach parishioners useful ways to study and pray with the Bible daily (Vatican Media)

Participants at a Scripture conference in Vietnam have urged Church leaders to develop Bible programs for Catholics to bear witness to God’s Word in their daily lives. Source: ucanews.com.

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Pope Francis at the 2018 Good Friday service, St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis is calling on the faithful not to let the Lenten season of grace pass in vain. Source: Vatican News.

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Mummies at St Michans, Dublin (YouTube/JIMM1965)

Thieves have broken into an Anglican church in Dublin, vandalising the crypt and taking the head of an 800-year-old mummy known as “the Crusader”. Source: Catholic Herald.

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More attention needs to be given to the role of public policy in the medicalisation of Australian society, writes Catholic Social Services Australia's Brenton Prosser. Source: The Mandarin.

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Sr Dr Beena Madhavath UMI and Rev Dr Mathew Abraham CSsR at the Mary Glowrey Museum (Melbourne Catholic/Fiona Basile)

Dr Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ’s legacy was celebrated in Melbourne on Monday at an event attended by two religious medical doctors visiting from India. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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The jurors in Cardinal George Pell’s trial must have judged the complainant to be honest and reliable even though many of the details he gave were improbable, if not impossible, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

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Cardinal George Pell leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court in October last year (CNS/Mark Dadswell, Reuters)

Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty and faces jail for child sexual abuse – a court decision that shocked Catholics across Australia and around the world, including the bishops of Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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George Forshay with the ashes from the Cathedral parish (The Southern Cross)

Passengers on board an international cruise ship will be able to take part in an Ash Wednesday service thanks to ashes from the Adelaide Cathedral parish. Source: The Southern Cross.

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