Asylum-seekers dig for water after supplies were cut at Manus (Twitter/Kon_K)

There is now a humanitarian disaster on Australia's doorstep. And it's our responsibility, write Robert Manne, John Menadue, Tim Costello and Fr Frank Brennan in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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ACTU says wages aren

Minimum wage earners should get an extra $80 per week to meet the rising cost of living, the Australian Council of Trade Unions says, reports News.com.au.

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Victorian debate on euthanasia continues (Bigstock)

The passing of voluntary euthanasia laws in Victoria would open the door for similar legislation to be reintroduced to the Northern Territory, a former NT chief minister has said, ABC News reports.

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Fr Thomas Weinandy (CNS/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

After publication of his letter to Pope Francis questioning the Pontiff’s teachings, Fr Thomas Weinandy has resigned from his position as consultant to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine, CNS reports.

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Grin and bear it

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Kyle Mooney in Brigsby Bear (IMDB)

In its bizarre clash of naivety and cynicism, all set against an unusual but sweet coming-of-age tale, Brigsby Bear is a unique and winning film.

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Notre Dame University

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The Hyland family (ACBC)

The Hyland family from the Broken Bay Diocese in Sydney will represent the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference as its family delegate at the World Meeting of Families (WMF) in Ireland next year, the ACBC announced.

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Archbishop Leonard Faulkner and Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana (The Southern Cross)

The golden jubilee of the episcopal ordination of Emeritus Archbishop Leonard Faulkner was celebrated on Wednesday, All Saints Day, in Adelaide's St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, The Southern Cross reports.

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Michael Maguire in Africa with Caritas (Caritas Australia/Nicole Clements)

A former NRL premiership-winning coach has returned from a 10-day, life-changing trip to Africa with aid agency Caritas Australia, Fox Sports News reports.

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Bishops Bill Ray and Tim Harris (Townsville Diocese)

Townsville bishops have rejected claims they are anti-Adani after releasing a statement about the importance of caring for the environment, the Townsville Bulletin reports.

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols (CNS)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that the Church’s infallibility does not protect it from “errors of judgment”, the Catholic Herald reports.

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Andrew Barr (Facebook/ABarrMLA)

The Canberra and Goulburn Archdiocese has welcomed ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr's announcement that the government plans to expand and strengthen its Reportable Conduct Scheme to protect children, the archdiocese reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Archbishop Julian Porteous (ACBC)

Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous has called on parents of Catholic school students to support him in preserving the schools’ Catholic identity, The Mercury reports.

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Angie Emma Walsh (ABC News)

An Adelaide woman who faked cancer to con a nun and priest into giving her thousands of dollars for treatment has been jailed for more than five years, ABC News reports.

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Amendments could reduce the euthanasia eligibility timeframe (Bigstock)

Victoria's voluntary euthanasia laws now appear unlikely to pass without major changes as key MPs insist on amendments, The Age reports.

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The aftermath of the attack and Cardinal Tim Dolan (America)

New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the city is “stunned and horrified” by yesterday's terror attack on a Manhattan bicycle trail, in which at least eight people were killed and several more injured, America Magazine reports.

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Planting mangroves in Kiribati to act as natural defences against rising sea levels (Caritas)

The ambassador of Caritas Australia’s latest report on climate change in the Pacific has called on the Australian government to play a stronger role in the global move to a clean energy future, the aid organisation reports.

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Archbishop Christopher Prowse and Bishop John Henderson (Ben Macmahon)

A national commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Tuesday has been described as an “ecumenical camino” by Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Christopher Prowse, The Southern Cross reports.

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Helene ONeill with surf club members Jack, Mackenzie, Georgia and Daisy (Aurora)

Helene O'Neill is a Newcastle sports chaplain who combines surf, sand, Scripture and Spirit, reports Aurora Magazine.

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Mass on Demand

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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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