Pope Francis takes a selfie with youth at the Synod event (Vatican News)

Pope Francis has told a group of young people that the Church sometimes isn’t coherent, “speaking about the beatitudes and then falling into the most scandalous, prince-like clericalism”. Source: Crux.

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The Queensland government is planning abortion law reform (Bigstock)

Queensland’s opposition Liberal Nationals will debate today whether to allow a conscience vote on the Labor Government’s bid to decriminalise abortion. Source: The Australian.

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Malcolm Hart (ACBC)

Malcolm Hart says his appointment as a consultor to a Vatican advisory body recognises the work of people ministering to young Catholics across Australia. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Students with their art works

An art show by students at St Therese’s Primary School, New Lambton, in Newcastle that explored the theme, ‘Faith in Action’ has raised more than $11,000 to create educational opportunities for young girls in Laos. Source: mnnews.today.

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Notre Dame University

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Loung Ung (The eRecord/MercyCare)

A former refugee turned activist and author has delivered the MercyCare Oration in Perth, telling of her childhood experience of living in war-torn Cambodia. Source: The eRecord.

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Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2014 (CNS/Gregory Shemitz)

The Vatican will conduct a thorough review of how it handled sexual misconduct allegations against ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Source: CNS.

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge (ACBC)

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has predicted the Plenary Council 2020, the first to be held in Australia since 1937, will spark cultural and structural changes in the Church. Source: The Courier Mail.

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Pamela and Edwin Galea (Supplied)

For husband and wife prison chaplains Edwin and Pamela Galea, the biggest part of their ministry is “just listening” to the prisoners who approach them. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Asia Bibi (La Stampa)

The fate of the first Catholic woman to be condemned to death under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws will be decided today. Source: Vatican News.

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Notre Dame University

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Jack Black and Cate Blanchett in The House With a Clock on the Wall (IMBD)

There are some rather irresistible urges impelling us to go to see this entertaining film. What about a title which sounds so intriguing. And the combination of Jack Black and Cate Blanchett? And more than a dabbling in magic? Source: ACOFB.

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Delegates at the NATSICC conference discuss the Plenary Council in Yarning Circles (NATSICC-Facebook)

Participants of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council assembly have contributed to the Plenary Council through the traditional format of the "yarning circle", writes Lana Turvey-Collins. Source: PlenaryPost.

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Chairman of the Global Ageing Network Marcus Riley

Leading advocates for Australia’s ageing population have urged that the royal commission into aged care should have powers to examine beyond shocking cases of abuse and neglect highlighted in recent media reports. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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A horse from the Queensland Mounted Police receives a blessing (Qld Police/Facebook)

All creatures great and small and their humans rolled up to the Australian Catholic University’s Brisbane campus yesterday to receive a special blessing for the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Source: ACU.

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Bishop Don Sproxton (Archdiocese of Perth)

Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton has written a pastoral letter to West Australian Catholics urging parishes to “prayerfully consider the issues around mental health that our brothers and sisters experience in our midst”. Source: eRecord.

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Professor Jacqui Ewart (ACBC MediaBlog)

The Catholic Church has a vital role to play in promoting social acceptance and inclusion to combat a rising tide of intolerance in Australia, an expert in the media reporting of Islam says. Source: ACBC MediaBlog.

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The now-closed Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (WikiCommons)

The federal Government has closed its Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre, two years after the plan was mooted. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Pope Francis attending Day One of the Synod on Youth (CNS)

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has used his speech at the Synod of Bishops to formally apologise to young people for all the ways the Church and its members have harmed them or let them down. Source: CNS

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Going to church is good for longevity, study finds (Bigstock)

A new study from the United States shows that churchgoers can expect to live up to nine years longer than their more secular peers. Source: National Catholic Reporter.

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