Jim Chalmers addresses the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday (ABC News)

Australians should heap pressure on the Morrison Government and not Labor if they want a review of how much welfare job-seekers receive, says shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers. Source: News.com.au.

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Australian bishops celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome yesterday (ACBC)

The Australian bishops have commenced a series of meetings with departments of the Holy See by visiting the influential congregations for Bishops and for the Doctrine of the Faith. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Participants attend the meeting to discuss safeguarding in lay movements at the Vatican, June 13 (CNS/Dicastery for Laity -Family and Life)

While much of the Church’s focus has been on clerical sexual abuse and the accountability of bishops, the Vatican is making child protection a priority for new movements and lay associations. Source: Crux.

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St Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, after the Easter Sunday terrorist attack (CNS/Reuters)

The Holy See says countries can help counter terrorism against religions by becoming more tolerant and inclusive. Source: Vatican News.

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Young pilgrims gather before World Youth Day Panama opening Mass in January (CNA/Daniel Ibanez)

At the conclusion of the International Youth Forum on Saturday, Pope Francis announced the theme of World Youth Day 2022 to be held in Portugal: “Mary arose and went with haste.” Source: CNA.

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Micah Scholes-Robertson (left) and Andy Carloss (NZ Catholic)

Two young Lasallian volunteers from Australia have found they can have fun in New Zealand while growing in maturity and faith. Source: NZ Catholic.

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Fr Gustavo Gutierrez (seated, middle) with the Australian education delegation in Peru (EREA)

Australian Catholic educational leaders in Peru for a leadership symposium have met Fr Gustavo Gutierrez, champion of the poor and the “father of liberation theology”. Source: Edmund Rice Education Australia.

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Thea Ormerod (second from left) and Sr Libby Rogerson (far right) with faith leaders yesterday (ARRCC)

Faith leaders gathered in Sydney yesterday to call on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to show ‘moral leadership’ on climate change. Source: SBS News.

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A detail of The Gospel Mysticism of Ruth Burrows cover (Supplied)

A theology lecturer from BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education won two awards at the Catholic Press Association of US and Canada Book Awards in Florida on the weekend.

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Pope Francis with Australian bishops at the Vatican yesterday (CNS/Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to the Australian Catholic bishops and encouraged them to explore new ways of being missionary in Australia at this time. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Denis Fitzgerald (CSSV/Fiona Basile)

Catholic parishes should make halls and other buildings available to people who are sleeping rough, a homelessness forum has suggested. Source: Mornington Peninsula News.

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The Court of Appeals in London  (Wikimedia/Anthony M)

A controversial UK court decision to force a disabled woman to have an abortion has been overturned on appeal. Source: Catholic Herald.

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Cardinal Luis Tagle (ucanews/Angie deSilva)

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has rebuked Filipino Catholics who he said attend church services but do not live out its teachings. Source: ucanews.com.

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Sea Sunday is on July 14 (ACBC)

The work of seafarers and Catholics who provide spiritual, social and material support for them will be celebrated throughout the Church in Australia on July 14. Source: ACBC.

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YMT national director Steve Toohey, left, Discalced Carmelite regional councillor Fr Paul Maunder OCD and retreat centre general manager John Ransom (Supplied)

A New South Wales retreat centre has received a new lease of life with Youth Mission Team set to take over management from the Discalced Carmelite Friars next year.

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Michael Galovic (The Record)

This year marks some significant milestones for artist and iconographer Michael Galovic – 30 years in Australia, 50 years as an iconographer and his 70th birthday in November. Source: The Record.

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The teachers and students of the Tuesday night English class (MNnews.Today)

Catholic secondary school teachers in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese are going beyond their scope of classroom work to engage with newly-arrived refugee families. Source: MNnews.Today.

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The Vatican women’s soccer team (Sport in Vaticano)

The Vatican cancelled a friendly soccer match between its new women’s team and a club in Vienna, after a number of Austrian players protested against the Church’s stance on abortion. Source: CNN.

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