Mary Siejka (second from right) with others at the 2017 public Rosary in Launceston (Hobart Archdiocese)

Praying the Rosary has helped to sustain Tasmanian Mary Siejka during times of the most extreme hardship. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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A child is treated for cholera in Sanaa, Yemen, last week (CNS/Khaled Abdullah, Reuters)

Aid agencies and Catholic officials are sounding the alarm on Yemen’s spiralling humanitarian crisis, calling on the combatants to end the war and make badly needed assistance available. Source: Crux.

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Gladys Berejiklian and Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP (Facebook and ACBC)

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian personally called Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP to allay fears that the state would block a $4.5 billion federal funding deal for schools. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Asia Bibi’s husband Ashiq Masih and daughter Eisham Ashiq (CNS/Simon Caldwell)

A court in Pakistan has reserved its decision on whether a Catholic woman will become the first person to be sentenced to death under the country’s controversial blasphemy laws. Source: NCR Online.

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Record crowds turned up for the March for Life in Brisbane on September 1 (The Catholic Leader/Alan Edgecomb)

A bill to legalise abortion in Queensland is expected to be decided in a tight vote in the state’s Parliament next week. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Debra Sayce (The eRecord/Jamie O’Brien)

Catholic Education Western Australia’s new chief says she is keen and ready to hit the ground running with a new strategic direction when she formally begins in the role next year. Source: The eRecord.

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Robert Fitzgerald (Child abuse royal commission)

A member of the child abuse royal commission is calling for Australian churches and their charities to have more financial transparency. Source: The Age.

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Scott Morrison (centre) announces the royal commission terms of reference, flanked by cabinet ministers Ken Wyatt and Greg Hunt (ABC News)

Australia must be ready for some “difficult stories”, but the aged care royal commission will rebuild trust in the sector, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday. Source: SBS News.

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Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in met in April in the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas (CNS/Korea Summit Press Pool)

When South Korean President Moon Jae-in visits Pope Francis this month, he will carry a message from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Source: Vatican News.

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Pilgrims watch Pope Francis on a large screen as he leads the Angelus at the Vatican on Sunday (CNS/Claudio Peri, EPA)

God wants couples to live out their marriage faithfully and not abandon hope when things go awry, Pope Francis said on Sunday. Source: CNS.

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A group from Lismore Diocese at the NATSICC Assembly in Perth (Facebook/National Assembly)

Australia’s First Peoples gathered in Perth last week to explore the strong connections between faith, spirituality and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Kathleen Clubb (centre) with supporters on the day she was arrested in 2016 (Instagram/KathyClubb)

The validity of exclusion zones outside abortion clinics in Victoria and Tasmania will be challenged in the High Court in Canberra today. Source: ABC News.

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The national redress scheme was set up by the federal Government in July (ABC News)

A scheme to help survivors of institutional child sexual abuse has been described as “insensitive” at a hearing to examine its rollout. Source: SBS News.

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Inside the Immaculate Heart of Mary church, Palu, after the earthquake (ucanews/Fr Johanis Salaki)

Hundreds of traumatised Catholics on Indonesia’s earthquake-stricken Sulawesi island have attended Masses outside the largest church in the city’s capital. Source: ucanews.com.

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Pascoe Vale MP Lizzie Blandthorn and Premier Daniel Andrews at Corpus Christi Glenroy primary school yesterday (Facebook/Daniel Andrews)

Catholic and independent schools are being wooed by Victoria’s Labor Government with a $400 million building fund announced ahead of next month's state election. Source: 9news.com.au.

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Husna Nabi (ACU)

An Australian Catholic University program is engaging young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds through weekly soccer and educational opportunities.

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Faith representatives at the gathering hold up signs that state “Live simply and walk gently on Mother Earth” (The Southern Cross)

Representatives from a dozen different faith communities gathered in Adelaide on Sunday to pledge their commitment to taking action on climate change. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Sebastian Duhau at the Synod of Bishops (Vatican Media)

Australia’s youth representative at the Synod of Bishops in Rome says he continues to be active in his faith because of Jesus, and not the Church’s priests, bishops or people. Source: Crux.

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