Mikaela Castledine with her winning artwork (The eRecord)

Western Australia-based artist Mikaela Castledine has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Mandorla Art Award for her masterpiece entitled God is in the House. Source: The eRecord.

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Louise Zavone (ACBC)

Louise Zavone, who has spent the past three decades in Catholic education, has joined the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference as an executive secretary to a number of bishops commissions. Source: ACBC

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Vinnies is helping people through music (Pexels.com)

The St Vincent de Paul Society is helping people in need through the power of music, thanks to its own recording studio, designed to offer options and pathways out of homelessness. Source: The Industry Observer.

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David Oyelowo in Gringo (IMDB)

Gringo is a movie about bad people. The actions of its cavalcade of contemptible business people, drug runners, cartel members and mercenaries push the well-meaning antagonist from helplessness to desperation. Source: ACOFB.

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Pope Francis  (CNS)

The ecological crisis now affecting all of humanity is ultimately rooted in the human heart, Pope Francis said in a message to an international symposium on caring for the planet. Source: Zenit.

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Pro-life supporters outside Parliament House in Sydney last week (Giovanni Portelli-Catholic Weekly)

New South Wales has become the latest state to pass laws imposing 150-metre exclusion zones around clinics and hospitals that provide abortions, following a marathon parliamentary debate last night. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Attendees of ecumenical service promoting Indigenous justice (Tony Robertson/Catholic Leader)

Church communities have been urged to join a nationwide push to improve rights and conditions for Indigenous Australians. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Fr Jose Manjaly and school representatives with a statue of St Anthony (Alphonsus Fok)

Parishioners of St Anthony of Padua in western Sydney feel “excited and very blessed” as they prepare to receive a precious gift from Padua in Italy this month. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Call for movement to include women persecuted for their faith (Abel Halasz/Shutterstock)

An ad in the Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine has given the global #MeToo movement another dimension, shining a spotlight on women who have suffered persecution, rape and violence due to their faith. Source: CNA.

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The scheme would see priests forced to break the seal of Confession (Catholic.com)

The ACT Government’s plans to expand the Reportable Conduct Scheme to include religious organisations should not ignore the concerns of the Catholic community, writes Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Christopher Prowse. Source: Canberra Times.

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A screenshot from The Pope Video for June (The Pope Video)

The Pope’s prayer intention this month is dedicated to “inclusive and respectful social networks". Source: Vatican News.

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The former Manus Island detention centre (Refugee Action Coalition)

The $70 million in compensation awarded under Australia’s largest human rights class action settlement last year has been paid to former Manus Island detainees. Source: SBS News.

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Marlow and Christine York (The Catholic Leader)

Marlow, a seven-year-old golden retriever, is the newest classmate at a Townsville Catholic school, becoming one of the city's first school-based therapy dogs. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Michael Higgins makes the apology (CNS/Claudio Giovannini)

Ireland’s President Michael Higgins has described the treatment of women and children in state-controlled institutions managed by the Church as a “deep stain on Ireland’s past”. Source: NCR Online.

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Anne Gallagher (CNS/Cindy Wooden)

The way young people around the world are embracing attitudes of welcome and acceptance of differences bodes well for the future, says the International Catholic Migration Commission’s president, Australian Anne Gallagher. Source: CNS.

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Dean Katherine Bowyer and Fr Andrew Doohan (Aurora)

It’s not a prerequisite that the respective deans of Newcastle’s Anglican and Catholic cathedrals are aficionados of Monty Python, but in the case of Dean Katherine Bowyer and Fr Andrew Doohan, it certainly helps. Source: Aurora Magazine.

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Deb was helped by a stranger and the St Vincent de Paul Society (ABC News/Hannah Walmsley)

At 60, Deb never imagined she would find herself without a roof over her head, having to resort to living in her car in Canberra. Source: ABC News.

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An aerial view of Escuintla, Guatemala, covered in volcanic ash  (CNS/MINGOB/PNC-Reuters)

Pope Francis has sent condolences to Guatemala after a horrific volcanic eruption on Sunday left more than 60 people dead. Source: CNS.

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Hindu nationalists protest against Pope Francis in New Delhi last month (ucanews.com)

In a video posted online, Hindu nationalists calling for a Christian-free India are seen trampling a photo of Pope Francis. Source: Crux.

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