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The Opposition Leader is being urged by his MPs to support religious freedom laws (anthonyalbanese.com.au)

Anthony Albanese is under pressure from Labor frontbenchers to work constructively with Scott Morrison to pass religious freedom legislation that enshrines the right of schools and charities to teach their faith. Source: The Australian.

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Theresa Ardler with her budbili, worn at her recent graduation ceremony (ABC/Photo supplied/Phong Lam)

When Theresa Ardler walked on stage to receive her master’s degree, you could barely see her graduation gown for her hand-sewn possum-fur cloak. Source: ABC News.

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Stuartholme School is one of the Catholic girls

Some Catholic schoolgirls in Brisbane are being taught that God is gender-neutral, with prayers that dump male terms like Lord or Father. Source: The Courier-Mail.

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Bishop Robert McGuckin of Toowoomba (ACBC)

Toowoomba remains a religious city, but while the faiths that residents believe in are changing, Catholics are holding their own. Source: The Chronicle.

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Report looked at beliefs of people with no religious faith (Pixabay)

A major conference on unbelief, co-hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the University of Kent, has heard that the public image of those without faith is often over-simplified. Source: The Tablet.

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Cardinal Fernando Filoni (CNS/Kham, Reuters)

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and head of the Pontifical Mission Societies, has urged National Directors to focus on catechesis, mission animation and prayer. Source: Catholic Mission.

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Pope Francis meets members of the Roma community in Blaj, Romania on Sunday. (CNS/Paul Haring)

The memory and witness of Romania's martyred bishops are a reminder that Christians are called to stand firm against ideologies that seek to stifle and suppress their cultural and religious traditions, Pope Francis has said. Source: CNS.

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New study looks at volunteering habits of migrants (Pixabay)

Australia’s refugee and migrant communities are embracing volunteering as a way to combat feelings of isolation, despite many organisations lacking the resources to offer suitable training and support, new research shows. Source: ProBono News.

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A WA Liberal MP has raised fears that some are lobbying against a conscience vote on euthanasia (Bigstock)

A West Australian Liberal MP has urged his party to ensure members are allowed a free vote on a hotly contested euthanasia bill amid growing concerns about the influence of conservative powerbrokers. Source: The West Australian.

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Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, of the Catholic Mobilising Network, said the decision was more evidence that the death penalty was falling out of favour in the US (CNS/Mark R Cristino, EPA)

New Hampshire has abolished the death penalty, after lawmakers garnered enough votes to override a veto from the State Governor. It is the 21st US state to ban capital punishment. Source: NCR Online.

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The Plenary Council’s National Themes for Discernment will be released next month (ACBC)

Data analysis, prayer and reflection have helped the Plenary Council 2020 process distil the voices of more than 222,000 people across the country into a number of “National Themes for Discernment”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Pope Francis said he would visit Romania as a

Pope Francis said he hopes his visit to Romania will strengthen the bonds of faith that unite Orthodox and Catholics in the country. Source: CNS.

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Workers on the minimum wage will receive an extra $21.60 a week (Pixabay)

Around 2.2 million Australian workers will receive a pay rise after the Fair Work Commission increased the national minimum wage by 3 per cent, amounting to an extra $21.60 a week. Source: ABC News.

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Dr Omar Khorshid (AMAWA)

Outgoing Australian Medical Association WA head Omar Khorshid has questioned claims of high public support for a bill to allow assisted suicide in the state, saying most people had no idea what was being proposed. Source: The West Australian.

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Srs Antoniana Maria, Zelie Maria Louis, Mary Grace and Jeanne Marie of the Sisters of Life (The eRecord/Eric Martin)

The New York-based Sisters of Life last week hosted a public forum at the University of Notre Dame’s Fremantle campus on assisting those struggling with unexpected pregnancy. Source: The eRecord.

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Ora Duffley says goodbye before leaving Djibouti (The Catholic Leader)

Former Brisbane Catholic teacher Ora Duffley has found her place in the Holy See delegation to the United Nations in New York, representing the Church to the world. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett greets Deacon Kopel Gibuma before his Ordination Mass (Supplied)

The first ordination of a Torres Strait Islander into the Catholic priesthood was celebrated with a culturally-symbolic ceremony in Far North Queensland last Sunday. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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A scene from D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 (IMDB)

D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 is a 45-minute documentary made in 2014 and re-released for the celebration of the 75th anniversary the Allied landing in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. Source ACOFB.

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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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