Parliament is considering changes to foreign influence laws (Wikimedia)

Catholic bishops are disappointed they were given fewer than four days to respond to changes to proposed spy laws that would see them classified as foreign agents of the Pope. Source: The Australian.

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Dictators seek to destroy the free press (CNS/Kith Serey, EPA)

Pope Francis says governments and political leaders across the world are following the route to becoming dictatorships by seeking to destroy a free press. Source: The Tablet.

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Oscar Karadima (Crux/La Tercera)

The brother of Chilean priest Fr Fernando Karadima has called on his brother to ask forgiveness for the hurt inflicted on those he sexually abused. Source: CNS.

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A screenshot from the award-winning video (Vatican Media)

A Vatican video campaign on migrants and refugees has been awarded a prize for promoting positive change in society through social advertising. Source: Vatican News.

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The delegation at Parliament House yesterday (JRS Australia)

Leaders from 10 national welfare groups, including Catholic agencies, gathered in Canberra yesterday to protest changes to support services for asylum-seekers. Source: Pro Bono News.

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Sr Anne Gardiner with Our Lady of the Sacred Heart students (The Southern Cross)

She describes herself as “just a little nun from the back blocks” but Sr Anne Gardiner FDNSC had some worldly advice for Adelaide Catholic school students this month. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Sr Patricia Fox (CBCP News)

There were tears of relief and joy at Sr Patricia Fox’s home in Quezon City, the Philippines, after her successful appeal against the withdrawal of her missionary visa was announced yesterday. Source: The Guardian.

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Vatican Chapel by Sean Godsell (Sean Godsell Architects)

An Australian is one of 10 architects commissioned by the Vatican to build temporary chapels as part of an exhibition in Venice. Source: The Age.

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Yes supporters celebrate the Irish abortion referendum result last month (Crux/Peter Morrison, AP)

Ireland is now home to “cultural Catholics” who are not “Catholics by conviction”, according to an Irish bishop. Source: Crux.

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Head, Hearts and Hands workshop (The eRecord)

Parishes in Perth Archdiocese are working to better understand and engage with Aboriginal people within their respective communities. Source: The eRecord.

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Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care members (The Catholic Leader/Emilie Ng)

The Catholic daughter of an Irish pagan king has become the lifeline and friend to a group of Catholics from Brisbane who live with a mental illness. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Jeff Sessions (CNS/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA)

United States bishops have decried the US Attorney-General’s decision that asylum-seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence cannot find protection in the country. Source: CNS.

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Canon law penalty for breaking the confessional seal is automatic excommunication (CNS/Mike Stechschulte)

The Church will not adhere to a change in South Australian law requiring priests to report confessions of child sex abuse, says Port Pirie Bishop Greg O’Kelly, the Apostolic Administrator of Adelaide. Source: News.com.au.

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Demonstrators protest against Daniel Ortega’ government in Managua last month (CNS/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)

Nicaragua’s Catholic bishops on Friday said rival government and civil delegates had agreed to create a “verification” commission and invite international bodies to probe the violence that has left at least 170 people dead. Source: Yahoo7 News.

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Pope Francis meets with the Forum of Family Associations on Saturday (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has denounced abortion as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. source: Crux.

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Building works at St Luke

Catholic Schools NSW has welcomed the Berejiklian Government’s increase to capital funding for low-fee non-government schools in this year's Budget, to be handed down tomorrow.

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Young people are among the fastest growing groups of people experiencing homelessness (Bigstock)

Housing is meant to be a right, but it is becoming a privilege in Australia, write Bernie Fehon and Jack de Groot. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Adelaide couple Nadia and Gianni Moretti with granddaughter Priscilla (The Southern Cross)

Catholic grandparents are playing a significant role when it comes to the faith formation of the young. Source: The Southern Cross.

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