Bishop Marcello Semeraro at a Vatican press conference yesterday (CNA/Daniel Ibanez)

Pope Francis could receive a final draft of a new constitution for the Roman Curia as soon as September, according to the secretary of the Pope’s Council of Cardinal Advisors. Source: CNA.

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An emergency feeding program for malnourished children in Rumbek, South Sudan (CNS/Paul Jeffrey)

If the world is to succeed in eradicating the scourge of hunger, it must first fight against the indifference, apathy and broken promises that allow the crisis to continue, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

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The WA panel recommends doctors be allowed to initiate a euthanasia conversation with a terminally-ill patient(Bigstock)

The Australian Medical Association has warned that Australia is on a “slippery slope” towards wrongful deaths. Source: The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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ACU’s McAuley campus in Banyo, Brisbane (ACU)

Australian Catholic University has been named one of the world’s top young universities in the prestigious Times Higher Education Young University rankings for 2019. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Most foetal growth restriction goes undetected during pregnancy (Bigstock)

Researchers from Mercy Health and the University of Melbourne are testing a new way of detecting babies that are growing poorly in late pregnancy, with the hope of reducing Australia’s stillbirth rate. Source: Herald Sun.

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A child outside his home in the Zambian village of Ndombi (CNS/Michael Stulman, CRS)

Zambia’s bishops have launched a campaign to raise $9 million for food to be distributed in remote parts of the country hit by drought and floods. Source: Crux.

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A screenshot from the Wollongong Diocese’s new video (Wollongong Diocese)

It started off as a 20-second background video for the homepage of the Diocese of Wollongong’s new website. Six months and 23 separate film shoots later, the diocese has released its new It’s Who We Are video.

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Michael Hutchence (IMDB/Chris Plytas)

For fans of Michael Hutchence and INXS, this exploratory documentary is a must. For those not familiar with the singer, Mystify provides an interesting, sometimes disturbing, portrait of an insecure artist. Source: ACOFB.

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Sr Anne Derwin and Pope Benedict XVI in Sydney in 2008 (Supplied)

Catholic leaders have paid tribute to Sr Anne Derwin, the former congregational leader of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and president of Catholic Religious Australia, who died earlier this week. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Eileen O’Connor (Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor)

Australian bishops are hopeful that a number of Australians could follow in the footsteps of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and enter the Church’s Communion of Saints. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Filipino Catholics oppose proposals to revive capital punishment during a Walk for Life event in Manila (ucanews/Angie de Silva)

Church leaders in the Philippines have warned against any moves to pass a law that will revive the imposition of capital punishment. Source: ucanews.com.

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The bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, were found near the US border with Mexico on Monday (CNS/Reuters)

US bishops joined Pope Francis in expressing sadness after seeing photos of the lifeless bodies of a migrant father and his daughter who drowned near the US border with Mexico. Source: CNS.

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Pope Francis at his weekly audience in St Peter’s Square yesterday (CNA/Daniel Ibanez)

There is no room for selfishness in the Christian life, Pope Francis said yesterday, pointing to the example of the lives of the early Christians in the Acts of the Apostles. Source: CNA.

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Bernard Holland and Clare Vernon (The Catholic Leader)

Catholic school students from New South Wales will take part in the Youth Eco-Summit 2019, a first for the Church in Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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A tap machine at a Canberra-Goulburn parish (Catholic Voice)

Parishes in the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese are embracing technology and offering parishioners the chance to tap their debit and credit cards to make donations during collections at Mass and other times. Source: Catholic Voice.

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Doctors, patients and family members will not be able to discuss euthanasia on the phone or risk breaking Commonwealth law (Bigstock)

Doctors and family members have been warned they could be breaching federal laws against inciting suicide if they use a phone or the internet to discuss euthanasia with terminally-ill patients. Source: The Age.

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Sr Ruth Durick (ACBC)

There is a “crying need” for the voice, intellect and compassion of women to engage in the mission of Jesus through the Church, according to the newly-appointed coordinator of a women’s leadership program. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Individual Catholic schools determine their own policies related to the use of mobile phones (Bigstock)

Pressure is mounting on Catholic and independent schools to ban mobile phones following Victoria's decision to outlaw the devices in public schools. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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