Dale Morrow with St Rita’s College 2020 captains Caitlin Wasmund Loughnan, Gabrielle Wade and Elizabeth Seccombe (Catholic Leader)

Dale Morrow, principal of Brisbane's St Rita’s College, is to receive a Queensland Fellowship in recognition of exceptional educational leadership. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Notre Dame University

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eSafety webinar helps protect young people online (Tim Mossholder/Unsplash)

With youth groups meeting virtually during the pandemic, youth leaders and those they minister to need to make sure they are safe. And a recent training webinar hosted by Parramatta Diocese aimed to do just that. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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The campaign highlights Christian martyrdom today (ACN)

The Australian office of Aid to the Church in Need has launched a global campaign titled Modern Martyrs Heroes of the Faith to raise funds to support persecuted Christians around the world.

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The federal government will fund another 6100 in-home aged care packages (Bigstock)

Catholic Health Australia has welcomed the release of a further 6150 home care packages for older Australians and urged the federal Government to increase the pace so those needing care and support are not missing out.

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The message for Sea Sunday acknowledges that seafarers are facing extra difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic (ACBC)

Bishop Promoter for the Apostleship of the Sea Bishop Bosco Puthur has sent pastoral greetings to seafarers dealing with a pandemic that keeps them at sea for even longer periods than normal. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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The casket of Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, brother of retired Pope Benedict XVI, during his funeral Mass at Regensburg Cathedral (CNS/Uwe Moosburger, Bistum Regensburg via Reuters)

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has followed the funeral of his brother, Georg Ratzinger, via livestreaming. Source KNA/CNS.

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The extension would be aimed more at businesses facing ongoing effects of the pandemic (ATO)

Wage subsidies for workers in struggling businesses will continue to be paid by the federal Government after September, with a refreshed turnover test likely to determine which employers are eligible. Source: Herald-Sun.

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Pope Francis celebrating Mass in memory of his 2013 trip to Lampedusa to visit migrants (Vatican News)

Pope Francis has urged Christians to discover the face of Jesus in the migrants, refugees and the displaced who are forced to flee because of the many injustices that still afflict our world today. Source: Vatican News.

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Healthcare workers in Melbourne are being infected with COVID-19 (Bigstock)

Coronavirus clusters are spreading through Victoria's aged care homes and hospitals, infecting healthcare workers, vulnerable patients and elderly residents. Source: The Age.

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Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation CEO Professor Simon Haines and ACU Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Greg Craven (ACU).

Thirty scholarship students will be the first to undertake the new Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) at Australian Catholic University next year under a funding partnership with the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation. 

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Associate Professor Fr Ormond Rush hopes the Plenary Council will carry forward some of the themes of Vatican II (ACU)

Townsville priest and theologian, Fr Ormond Rush, has won a North American Catholic media award for his book on the Second Vatican Council.

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Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi presents Ennio Morricone with the Pope Francis Medal in 2019 (Vatican Media)

The Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone, whose music defined hundreds of films, has died in Rome, but lesser known are his production of Sacred Music and his admiration for Pope Francis. Source: Vatican News.

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Former priest David Joseph Perrett has died awaiting trial over charges of historical child sexual abuse (Bigstock)

A former Catholic priest, accused of 139 child sexual abuse offences, has died awaiting trial, with the local bishop acknowledging this would bring "significant disappointment" for alleged victims. Source: ABC News.

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The new Rosebery Catholic Primary School façade (Sydney Catholic Schools).

Sydney Catholic Schools has submitted an application to build a new primary school to help meet the needs of young, working families in southern Sydney.

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James Carter and Heidi Crowter were married on the first weekend that COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in Britain (Heidi Crowter/Facebook)

More than 1000 people watched online as British Down syndrome campaigner Heidi Crowter tied the knot in a socially distanced wedding ceremony. Source: BBC.

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Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli in an empty St Patrick

Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli has written a letter to the faithful outlining the “sobering” news that the city-wide lockdown will once again mean the closure of churches and a return to online Masses. Source: Melbourne Archdiocese

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Catholic Health Australia chief executive Pat Garcia says Australia must do better at tackling the challenges of aged care (Pat Garcia/Twitter)

Ageing and death are difficult issues. Most of us prefer to distract ourselves from these realities. As a result, we've failed to grapple with a concrete political problem, writes Catholic Health Australia CEO Pat Garcia. Source: The Australian.

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Parents living with children saw the biggest improvement in relationships during the lockdown period (Pixabay)

More Australians say their relationships have improved during COVID-19 than worsened, in a heartening sign that lockdown has brought many families closer. Source: SMH.

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