Pope Francis (CNA/Daniel Ibanez)

Catholics must counter evil by actively living out charity in the performance of good deeds, Pope Francis told people gathered in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday. Source: Crux.

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Cardinal Sean O

Cardinal Sean O’Malley has announced a major investigation into St John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston, following allegations made by two former seminarians. Source: CNA.

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Bishop Epiphanius (Christian Today)

Prosecutors in Egypt have charged a former monk with the murder of Coptic Orthodox Bishop Epiphanius, who was found dead on July 29 at his desert monastery. Source: Vatican News.

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Notre Dame University

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The data reflects a drift to secularism in the wider population (Dreamstime)

Australian school students are becoming more likely to identify with “no religion” even in religious schools, including a 68 per cent increase in Catholic schools. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Bishop Christopher Saunders at the Beagle Bay church (ABC News/Ben Collins)

With its stunning inlaid pearl shell altar making it arguably one of the most beautiful churches in Australia, Sacred Heart Church at Beagle Bay, Western Australia, is celebrating 100 years of extraordinary history. Source: ABC News.

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The convention is a key event in Australia’s Year of Youth (ACBC)

Ten years since the first national gathering of youth ministers at World Youth Day Sydney, delegates will meet in Parramatta in September to identify areas for growth and to contribute to Plenary Council 2020 discussions. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Margaret Somerville (The Southern Cross)

An Australian medical ethicist has called on the Senate to reject a bill that would clear the way for assisted suicide to be legalised across Australia. Source: Canberra Times.

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The research shows baby gender bias persists in Victoria (Pixabay)

A phenomenon of “missing girls” could be afflicting Victoria, as a new study suggests some parents could be aborting unborn female babies or undergoing embryo selection overseas in order to have a son. Source: The Age.

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The training sessions equipped local animators to host Plenary Council listening sessions (Broken Bay Diocese)

Broken Bay Diocese is preparing for the Plenary Council 2020 by training 140 leaders from parishes, schools and agencies to lead and facilitate listening and dialogue sessions in their communities. Source: Broken Bay News.

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Suzanne Greenwood and David Leyonhjelm (CHA/Facebook, Senator David Leyonhjelm)

Catholic Health Australia has expressed deep concern that Senator David Leyonhjelm’s proposed bill to allow the ACT and Northern Territory the right to legalise euthanasia serves to distract from inadequate access to palliative care.

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A sign aimed at drug companies during the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam in July (CNS/Paul Jeffrey)

An initiative to properly treat children living with HIV has gained new momentum as organisations and pharmaceutical companies respond to a Vatican push to look past profit and do the right thing. Source: Crux.

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Archbishop Julian Porteous (ACBC)

After listening to Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous at a recent conference in Brisbane, anyone with a serious interest in human rights would have been profoundly depressed, writes Chris Merritt. Source: The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Fr Hans Zollner (CNS/Paul Haring)

Fr Hans Zollner SJ, one of the Church's leading experts on sexual abuse, will give two presentations in Sydney on the abuse crisis. Source: Wollongong Diocese.

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Under the proposed changes 14 dedicated bus routes will be cut to five (ABC News/Kathleen Dyett)

Catholic and independent schools in Canberra have raised concerns that the loss of some dedicated school buses will endanger young students. Source: ABC News.

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The Brisbane Oratory community now stands at eight members (The Catholic Leader/Maria Rose Anna Photography)

Australia's first Oratory community is finalising its petition to the Holy See to be a canonically established congregation in the Brisbane Archdiocese. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Joshua Adams receives the RSCM Gold Award from Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB (The eRecord/Ron Tan)

For more than 40 years, Western Australia's Royal School of Church Music has provided young musicians of all levels with an experience in sacred liturgy. Source: The eRecord.

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Paula Robles (left) and Laia Artigas in Summer 1993 (IMBD)

Summer 1993 tells the story of a six-year-old girl who is sent to the Catalan countryside to live with her uncle and his family after the death of her mother from AIDS. Source: ACOFB.

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Pro-life advocates in Buenos Aires after the abortion vote (CNS/Agustin Marcarian, Reuters)

Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalise abortion for any reason in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, in a decision that could reverberate around South America. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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