Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins and Judi Dench (IMDB)

Tea with the Dames is an immensely enjoyable documentary with four icons of British theatre, film and television sitting around together, reminiscing about life, and shared experiences. Source: ACOFB.

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Staff area by day and welcoming cafe on weekend evenings (MelbourneCatholic)

At night, the red Emergency sign of St Vincent’s Hospital Fitzroy is a beacon for the homeless and socially isolated, and now a new drop-in cafe can provide them with coffee, conversation and mental health support. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Cardinal Charles Bo (Catholic Outlook/supplied)

Education is a priority for the people of Myanmar, to help them make use of their freedom, and international help is needed, Cardinal Charles Bo has said during his visit to Australia. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Adelaide (WikiCommons)

South Australia will become the first state where priests will be legally obliged to report any confessions of child sexual abuse or face the possibility of a $10,000 fine. Source: ABC.

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Ministry to seafarers an important ministry of the Church (ACBC)

Catholic chaplains and managers who work in Australian ports, and those who support their work financially, are being reminded of the scriptural imperative to “always welcome a stranger” in the lead-up to Sea Sunday. Source: ACBC/Stella Maris.

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Pope Francis with the Council of Cardinals (CNS)

The council of nine cardinals, or C9, tasked with advising Pope Francis and shaping the reform of the Roman Curia, has released a first draft of a constitution outlining the Pontiff’s vision for the Vatican. Source: Crux.

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A riverbank near Nairobi, Kenya (CNS)

How is it that God in heaven can hear the cries of the poor, but people standing nearby either cannot or do not care, Pope Francis asked. Source: CNS.

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Jules Rimet (left) presents the first World Cup trophy to a representative of Uruguay in 1930 (Catholic Herald)

While the English may have invented the world game, they did not invent the World Cup – that was the work of Catholic Frenchman Jules Rimet, writes Michael Duggan. Source: Catholic Herald.

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Elderly people are especially vulnerable in financial dealings (YouTube/Australian Banking Association)

Banks are being urged to mark Elder Abuse Day today by appointing in-branch staff dedicated to protecting older Australians from financial exploitation. Source: SBS

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Notre Dame University

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday (ABC/screenshot)

The Turnbull Government has promised to deliver a national apology to survivors and victims of institutional child sexual abuse, and their families, later this year, as part of its official response to the royal commission. Source: The Australian.

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Fr Nicholas King SJ (Diocese of Broken Bay)

The phrase “it’s all Greek to me” does not apply to Fr Nicholas King SJ, an acclaimed international biblical scholar and Fellow in New Testament at Oxford who will present on St Paul at next month’s Broken Bay Bible Conference.

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Deacon Kopel Gibuma at his ordination (Anglican Ordinariate)

History was made last Saturday when Deacon Kopel Gibuma became the first Torres Strait Islander to be ordained to the transitional diaconate in the Catholic Church. Source: ordinariate.org.au.

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Warnings that migrants would face hardship (Bigstock)

An alliance of more than 30 peak bodies and welfare groups has called on the Senate to reject legislation that would force new migrants to wait four years to access some social security payments. Source: Pro Bono News.

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Ireland will hold a second referendum this year (Bigstock)

The Republic of Ireland will hold a second referendum this year - this time on whether to change its laws against blasphemy. Source: BBC.

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Pope John Paul II visits France in 1980 (CNS)

A large statue of St John-Paul II has been relocated to private land following a French court's ruling it had to be moved from a town square due to strict secularism laws. Source: AFP/Daily Nation.

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Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump at the summit on Tuesday(CNS/Reuters)

Talks between the leaders of the United States and North Korea are "truly historic" and bring hope for the start of a new era of peace, said Pope Francis's ambassador to Korea. Source: CNS/Vatican News.

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Chaplaincy links to Christianity in question (Pixabay)

The school chaplains program has been labelled discriminatory in a test case against rules requiring pastoral care workers to be connected to organised religion. Source: The Guardian.

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The Papal Bulls (Catholic Weekly/supplied)

I love my cricket but the best things that happen in our team are off the field, says Colm McCaughan, a member of Sydney’s Papal Bulls cricket club. Source: Catholic Weekly.

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Mass on Demand

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

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