A Plenary Council 2020 candle in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta (Parramatta Diocese)

The invitation of the Plenary Council 2020 to all Australians is an invitation to listen, writes Richard McMahon. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Police believe the collapse was due to lightning and a violent cloudburst (SBS News)

A bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa which killed at least 30 people has “bloodied” the summer holidays, according to the head of the country’s bishops’ conference. Source: Crux.

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The closures have forced the suspension of Masses and priestly ordinations (CNS/Noor Khamis, Reuters)

The Rwandan Catholic bishops’ conference urged the country’s government to preserve religious rights after officials closed thousands of churches and mosques. Source: NCR Online.

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Australian Catholic Youth Council workshop attendees (ACBC)

The hopes and concerns of young Catholics were given a voice at an Australian Catholic Youth Council workshop in Sydney yesterday. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Notre Dame University

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The Royal Commission recommended mandatory reporting of abuse revealed in the confessional (CNS/Paul Haring)

Priests would be forced to report child sexual abuse revealed in confession if the Coalition wins Victoria’s state election, the Opposition’s most senior Catholic MP has announced. Source: ABC News.

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Archbishop Philip Wilson (Adelaide Archdiocese)

Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has avoided jail following his conviction for covering up child sexual abuse by a pedophile priest in the New South Wales Hunter region. Source: The Guardian.

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Victoria legalised euthanasia late last year (Bigstock)

A private member's bill that would clear the way for assisted suicide to be legalised in the ACT and the Northern Territory looks set to gain a majority vote. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Pope Francis and Andrea Bocelli at the World Meeting of Families in Philladelphia, 2015 (Vatican Media)

Internationally renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will sing for Pope Francis and for thousands of families attending the World Meeting of Families in Ireland next week. Source: Vatican News.

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Anne Lastman (VOA)

A Catholic trauma counsellor has warned of serious long-term psychological impacts on Queensland women if the state’s MPs back a draft bill to legalise abortion. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Jack Berne (back row, centre) and his classmates promote the campaign (Fiver For A Farmer)

A 10-year-old has become the poster boy for a campaign to raise funds for drought-stricken farmers that has raised more than $200,000 in 13 days. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako (Chaldean Nation)

The Chaldean Catholic Church has concluded a weeklong synod in Baghdad, offering thanks to God for the return of numerous displaced Christians to their hometowns in the Ninevah Plains. Source: Crux.

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Malcolm Turnbull (left) and Dr Stephen Parnis (Facebook/HealthPages Wiki)

A split within Cabinet is looming over euthanasia, prompting several ministers to warn that the issue threatens Malcolm Turnbull with a repeat of last year’s divisions in the Coalition over same-sex marriage. Source: The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Fr Carlos Riudavets Montes SJ (Vatican News)

A Spanish Jesuit missionary priest working among the indigenous people in Peru's Amazonia regions has been killed. Source: Vatican News.

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The man has pleaded guilty to robbing churches (Pixabay)

A man with a vendetta against the Church has admitted to dozens of robberies from churches across Victoria. Source: Herald Sun.

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New South Wales prison chaplain Fr Peter Caroll says his ministry happened “accidentally”, much like his priestly vocation as a Missionary of the Sacred Heart. Source: MNnews.today.

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Surgeon Stuart Salfinger in the Stryker integrated theatre (St John of God Subiaco)

Surgeons at Perth's St John of God Subiaco Hospital are the first in Australia to have access to a new integrated operating theatre, which is improving patient outcomes.

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Br Chris de Sousa CRS (left) and Fr Franco Moscone CRS (The eRecord)

Sunday, July 20, 2008 is a cherished date in the memory of a former Perth lawyer who has become the first solely professed Somascan Brother in Australia. Source: The eRecord.

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The official NATSICC Assembly artwork  by Deborah Nannup (NATSICC)

A connection between Gospel values and the core tenets of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life – family, spirituality and culture – is attracting more of Australia’s First Peoples to the Catholic faith. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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