Teachers under stress (Bigstock Photo)

Principals need to be aware that when they assign teachers to positions outside their qualifications, it can lead to stress, burnout, and hinder student achievement, a leading researcher warns, reports The Australian.

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Bishop Vincent Long meets with the Syrian family (Catholic Outlook)

Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. has met with a Syrian family who escaped their war-ravaged homeland and resettled in western Sydney, Catholic Outlook reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Australian citizenship rules toughened (Pexels)

Malcolm Turnbull's citizenship changes will protect the unique Australian culture, writes Australian Catholic University's Kevin Donnelly in The Daily Telegraph.

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The conversion of St Paul by Luca Giordano (Wikimedia)

Faith is neither an ideology nor a philosophical system, Pope Francis said yesterday, but based on the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Crux reports.

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Saalfenden hermitage (Flickr/Christandl)

A Belgian deacon has won a competition to live as a hermit in a cliffside cell above an Austrian town, The Guardian reports.

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Georgetown University (Patrickneil/CC-SA 3.0)

The leader of the Catholic religious order that helped found Georgetown University in Washington DC addressed more than 100 descendants of slaves and sought their forgiveness for its role in slavery, RNS reports.

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Danielle Hannah and Teresa Reed (The Catholic Leader)

Two hairdressers in Brisbane’s north are taking their scissors to the streets, offering free haircuts to the homeless, The Catholic Leader reports.

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The monastery of St Catherine, Sinai (Wikimedia)

ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed St Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai on Tuesday which authorities said killed one policeman and wounded four, Associated Press reports.

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Parkville Youth Justice Precinct (Daniel McCulloch/JJIE.org)

A social services agency head told the Victorian government's inquiry into youth justice centres yesterday that detention should be a last resort for young offenders, Melbourne Catholic reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Mental health services in Victoria will be expanded (Pexels)

An expansion of mental health support for people in the criminal justice system will ultimately help to create safer communities, according to Jesuit Social Services.

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St Francis of Assisi by Cigoli (Wikimedia)

Like St Francis of Assisi, the Church and individual Christians must follow Christ by imitating his willingness to give up everything for the sake of others, Pope Francis said, reports CNS.

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Manus Island (Department of Immigration)

The Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce has condemned the violence that erupted on Manus Island on Good Friday, and has called for the camp to be evacuated, Melbourne Catholic reports.

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 Pro-life prayer vigils were common outside Canberra

The ACT government has defended its prayer ban outside abortion clinics in a submission to a federal parliamentary inquiry, The Canberra Times reports.

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Science alone cannot answer questions of our existence (CNS/NASA)

Science and religion are separate and distinct disciplines, but surely we must learn from the engagement of one discipline with the other, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon in The Good Oil.

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Mukuru Primary School is run by the Mukuru Promotion Centre (The eRecord)

A Perth-born Sister of Mercy is working to provide education, healthcare and welfare to people living in the slums of Nairobi, the eRecord reports.

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Celebrating 100 years since Mary appeared in Fatima (CNS photo/Rafael Marchante, Reuters)

A special procession will take place in Sydney next month to mark 100 years since the first of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima, the Catholic Weekly reports.

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Pope Benedict turns 90 (CNS/LOsservatore Romano)

On the occasion of his 90th birthday, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has said his "heart is full of gratitude" for the years God has given him, Crux reports.

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The pro-Francis posters (CNA)

Posters praising Pope Francis' commitment to mercy and inclusion have been plastered around Rome, two months after posters criticising his reforms were put up across the city, CNA reports.

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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