Government wants to continue debate until there is an outcome

Bleary-eyed MPs have debated voluntary euthanasia laws throughout the night during a marathon session of the Victorian Parliament, the Herald Sun reports.

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Salvador Mundi and Leonardi Da Vinci (CNS/Wikimedia)

A new biography of Leonardo da Vinci has raised “a puzzling anomaly” in a rediscovered painting of Christ that is estimated to fetch $125m (£75m) at auction next month, The Guardian reports.

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Pope Francis (CNS/Paul Haring)

Do not fall for the allure of money, which can enslave and alienate like a cult, Pope Francis told business school students, CNS reports.

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Deeply pessimistic view of human nature (IMDB)

The phrase “man’s inhumanity to man” is very much the theme of The Belko Experiment.

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Notre Dame University

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ACU Chancellor John Fahey, Dyson Heydon and ACU Vice Chancellor Greg Craven

In a stinging attack on “modern elites”, former High Court judge Dyson Heydon has condemned attempts to exclude religion from public debate, The Southern Cross reports.

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Victorian prisons under pressure from overcrowding (Bigstock)

More than 40 per cent of all Victorian prisoners who have completed their sentence will return to jail within two years, according to new data from the state's Justice Department, ABC News reports.

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Trent Horn (The eRecord/Josh Low)

World renowned apologist Trent Horn specialises in teaching Catholics to defend the faith in a gracious and persuasive manner, The eRecord reports.

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Sara Mehari on her First Communion Day, before her acccident (Supplied)

Parishes in Toowoomba and Brisbane are combining with the St Vincent de Paul Society to raise money for a car that would make the world of difference to a 12-year-old girl with special needs, The Catholic Leader reports.

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Strategy 2020 a three-year plan to help the vulnerable (Supplied)

Sisters of Charity Outreach, a Sydney-based community service organisation, has set its aims on reducing domestic violence, improving access to health services and reducing social isolation for those in need.

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James Merlino (centre) with faith leaders opposed to euthanasia (Melbourne Catholic)

A last-ditch bid to derail a vote on voluntary euthanasia in the Victorian Parliament has failed, The Age reports.

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The NDIS was due to be in place by mid-2020 (Pixabay)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out late, and migrants might be needed to plug workforce gaps, predicts the biggest ever review of the scheme, ABC News reports.

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Civilians flee after the explosion in Mogadishu (CNS/Feisal Omar, Reuters)

Pope Francis prayed for the victims of a terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, that left hundreds dead and countless wounded in one of the deadliest attacks in the country’s history, CNS reports.

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Peter Kurti (Catholic Outlook/Jordan Grantham)

Religious believers are an essential part of public debate and Australian society but freedom to live in accordance with belief is threatened by a "new sectarianism", according to a new book, writes Jordan Grantham in Catholic Outlook.

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Greens claim Peter Dutton humiliated (Bigstock)

Changes to citizenship laws which would have introduced a tougher English language test have been struck off the Senate notice paper, News.com.au reports.

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Bishop Hubertus Leteng (Catholic Herald)

Vatican officials have asked Indonesian Bishop Hubertus Leteng, who recently resigned over allegations of theft and having an affair, to return the Church funds he is accused of stealing, Crux reports.

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The paper calls for a fairer economy for all (ACSJC)

A new paper released by the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council examines Australia's economic policies and their effect on the most vulnerable, the council reports.

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Sr Mary Goretti in Bujuni, Uganda (Catholic Mission)

“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full” (Jn 10:10) are the words guiding the theme of World Mission Month 2017, celebrated each October in churches around the world, Catholic Mission reports.

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Sisters Haruko Morikawa and Sarah Puls read the statement (The Good Oil)

Disturbed by the current “escalation of tensions and threats” between the US and North Korea, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan have released a public statement of solidarity with Japan and the Asia-Pacific, The Good Oil 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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