Fr Peter O’Neill SSC (The eRecord/Amanda Murthy)

A Melbourne-born Columban priest has told a Perth audience that the Church has to show love to migrants and defend victims of modern slavery. Source: The eRecord.

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Pope Francis (CNS/Paul Haring)

Christian freedom is being free from worldly ambition, fashion and passion and being open to God’s will, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.

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Prison terms would be the only sentencing option for a number of offences (Bigstock)

The Victorian Government’s plan to further restrict the use of community correction orders sets a dangerous precedent, with little evidence it will reduce re-offending, says Jesuit Social Services. 

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The funeral Mass of Fr Etienne Nsengiyumva (Twitter)

Priests in eastern Congo are vowing to continue their work in parishes, schools and clinics after the murder of a priest in the largely lawless region. Source: Crux.

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The Scientific Research Centre, Damascus, destroyed by air strikes (CNS/Omar Sanadiki)

Air strikes carried out by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against Syria on Friday constituted “unjust” and “brutal” aggression, say Syrian Christian leaders. Source: CNA.

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The Rumbling Tummies report was released last week (Foodbank)

One in every five Australian children has gone hungry in the past 12 months according to a new report, with some even resorting to chewing paper to try to feel full. Source: ABC News.

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Netty Horton (Melbourne Catholic)

CatholicCare in Victoria has put out an urgent call for volunteers as it seeks to rehouse Iraqi and Syrian refugee families from temporary accomodation to long-term housing. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Sr Gabriella Bottani (left) and Dominican Sr Cecilia Espenilla at the seminar (CNS)

How can the work of women religious in justice, peace and anti-trafficking efforts be more effectively included into policies at government and international level? Source: Vatican News.

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The plaque that was removed from Hobart cathedral last year (ABC/Peter Curtis)

Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous has ordered a full audit of all Catholic institutions in Tasmania to identify and remove plaques depicting convicted sexual abuse offenders. Source: ABC News.

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The church is demolished (The Morning Bulletin/Chris Ison)

A Rockhampton church was demolished this week after damage from a cyclone in 2015 was deemed too expensive to repair. Source: The Morning Bulletin.

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Pope Francis (Vatican News)

Pope Francis’ apology to Chilean sex abuse victims and his request that the country’s bishops come to Rome to discuss reforms amounts to a “spiritual state of emergency” in Chile, the Vatican said yesterday. Source: Crux.

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Paul O’Callaghan visits a drought-hit community in Kenya (Caritas/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

Caritas Australia CEO Paul O’Callaghan says the Turnbull Government’s projected cuts to its aid budget is at odds with the generosity of the Australian people and places the country in an unenviable position. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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The new teachers and CEO staff at the induction day (The eRecord)

Thirty-one teachers are settling into Catholic schools across the Kimberley following their induction in Broome. Source: The eRecord.

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Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place (CNS/Paramount)

A Quiet Place is an American horror film about a family who live in fear of being attacked by alien creatures that attack immediately on hearing sound. Source: ACOFB.

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Pope Francis baptises a baby, Jan 2016 (CNS/L’Osservatore Romano)

Parents who prefer not to baptise their children in the hopes that they will “understand and ask for baptism” as adults lack faith that the Holy Spirit will act in their child’s life, Pope Francis said. Source: Catholic Herald.

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The FCBCO delegates at the Opening Mass yesterday (Neil Helmore)

Bishops from across Oceania are meeting in Papua New Guinea this week to discuss human rights and environmental issues in the region. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Paul Flatau (YouTube)

On the eve of the launch of a plan to end chronic homelessness in WA, a major Australian study has laid bare the experiences of more than 8000 people who sleep rough. Source: The West Australian.

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Pope Francis meets a Columbian woman on his Latin American trip last year (CNS/Paul Haring)

The Pontifical Commission for Latin America has proposed that the Church hold a Synod of Bishops “on the theme of the woman in the life and mission of the Church". Source: CNS.

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