The Universal Declaration of Human Rights does not mention a right to choose when one dies (Bigstock)

Voluntary euthanasia is contrary to what we have come to accept and respect about the value of human life, writes journalist Marcus Kuczynski. Source: Courier-Mail.

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Pope Francis waves as he leaves the general audience in a rainy St Peter’s Square yesterday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Everyone is “in debt” to God, who offers his infinite love and graces for free, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.

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Robert Fitzgerald (Child abuse royal commission)

A former commissioner on the child sexual abuse royal commission has warned that participation of women and men in governance roles is critical to the Church restoring legitimacy. Source: The Australian.

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Asia Bibi (La Stampa)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Asia Bibi remains in the country, negating speculation that she had already joined her family in Canada. Source: ucanews.com.

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Ashleigh Green (centre) at the Youth Synod preparation meeting in Rome in 2017 (CNS/ Dicastery for Laity Family and Life)

Pope Francis’ recent letter to young people, Christus Vivit, reveals the Pontiff’s preparedness to listen to the needs of young Catholics while providing guidance for all on vocations. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Consumers downloaded the Ethical Fashion Report 50,000 times last year (Bigstock)

Consumers are ramping up the pressure on fashion brands to make clothes ethically, resulting in a slow but significant shift across the industry, a report has revealed. Source: SBS News.

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The ordinariates are led by an ordinary, who has the powers of a bishop, but may not necessarily be ordained a bishop (CNS/Tom McCarthy Jr)

Ten years after Pope Benedict XVI established personal ordinariates for Catholics coming from the Anglican tradition, the Vatican has issued a slightly updated set of norms governing them. Source: Crux.

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The Government promised last year to unveil a new bill to protect religious people from discrimination (Bigstock)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s key initiatives to protect religious freedom have been put off until after the federal election. Source: The Australian.

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican yesterday (CNS/Vatican Media)

Sometimes Christians seem to prefer complaining and being unhappy in life, but that makes them a perfect target for the devil, Pope Francis said in a homily yesterday. Source: CNS.

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The Leadership for Mission program participants (ACBC)

Twelve young women from across Australia are “Reimagining Leadership” as part of a two-year program to help develop a new generation of Catholic leaders. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten (Facebook and Wikimedia/Ross Caldwell)

The Coalition and Labor have agreed to suspend campaigning and political advertising on Good Friday and Anzac Day. Source: 9news.com.au.

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Frances Robertson and students with the prayer chains (Catholic Voice)

The Catholic community of Cooma in New South Wales has prepared a small gesture of love, compassion and solidarity for the people of Christchurch following last month’s terrorist attack. Source: Catholic Voice.

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Juli Sharpe with Genesis Pregnancy Support volunteers Sharon, Betty and Lyn (The Southern Cross)

Juli Sharpe is proud to call herself a “staunch feminist”, but unlike many feminists, she believes abortion is the worst option to present to a pregnant woman. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Chris Middendorp (Sacred Heart Mission)

In an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Sacred Heart Mission's Chris Middendorp has called for the leaders to address Australia’s affordable housing shortage. Source: The Age.

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Catholic Religious Australia says allocating aid to Pacific countries ‘with strings attached is a short-sighted reactionary response’ (CRA)

Catholic Religious Australia has added its voice to concerns over the Morrison Government's cuts to overseas aid announced in this year's Commonwealth Budget.

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols addresses the rally at Trafalgar Square on Saturday (Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said the only way to counteract gang culture in the United Kingdom is to create “a sense of belonging” for young people. Source: The Tablet.

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Cardinal Sean O’Malley OFM Cap (CNS Gregory Tracy)

To guarantee survivors are at the centre of any long-term solution the Church gives to the sexual abuse crisis, the Pope’s advisory commission is instituting a Virtual Survivor’s Advisory Panel. Source: Crux.

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A painting of Nelson Santana (Supplied)

Pope Francis yesterday recognised the heroic virtue of a nine-year old Brazilian boy who “never complained” during cancer treatments, but instead offered his suffering to Jesus. Source: CNA.

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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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