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Catholic-run hospitals are making a last-ditch bid to ensure $170 million worth of medical technology is paid for by private health insurers, saying they will lose up to $80 million if forced to pay for devices themselves. Source: The Australian.

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A 2018 protest in Karachi after the Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi, a Catholic accused of blasphemy (CNS/Shahzaib Akber, EPA)

Catholic priests and religious leaders at a recent debate on minority rights urged Christians in Pakistan to avoid demanding the repeal of blasphemy laws. Source: UCA News.

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John Hogan at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo (ABC Central Victoria/Sarah Lawrence)

After 40 years and 7000 masses, John Hogan, the organist at Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral, has retired on a high note. Source: ABC News.

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Cardinal Luis Ladaria (CNS/Paul Haring)

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has urged the United States bishops to proceed with caution in their discussions about formulating a national policy on Catholics in public office who support euthanasia, abortion and “other moral evils”. Source: CNS.

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Stina Constantine (The Catholic Weekly/Supplied)

A groundswell of support is growing for the Catholic founder of Virtue Ministry, Stina Constantine, who is fighting deportation after nearly 20 years living in Australia. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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The journalling app also includes Bible quotes and other resources that Catholic women may find helpful (Unsplash/Paul Hanaoka)

Parramatta Diocese has launched a new app to help Catholic women record what is going on in their relationships. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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The March for Life in Brisbane on Saturday (The Catholic Leader/Alan Edgecomb)

Queensland’s prominent pro-life federal politicians shared a stage at Saturday’s March for Life promising to fight for the rights of the unborn and for vulnerable mothers. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The website launched virtually during the plenary meeting of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC)

A website launched yesterday aims to deepen people’s appreciation of sacred art by featuring Australian artists and liturgical art in its various forms. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Peter Malinauskas (ABC News/Nick Harmsen)

A bill to legalise euthanasia in South Australia will be introduced in the lower house tomorrow and will likely pass in early June, thanks in part to the support of Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas. Source: The Advertiser.

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Many Christians in China turn to the internet to access the Bible (Bigstock)

Authorities have removed Bible apps from app stores in China, as well as taking down prominent Christian chat accounts. Source: The Tablet.

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Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters clash in Jerusalem (Vatican Media)

After renewed clashes in the streets of Jerusalem, Pope Francis yesterday urged all parties to seek a common solution and put aside violence. Source: Vatican News.

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Leila Abdallah with a portrait of Antony, Angelina and Sienna (The Catholic Weekly/Giovanni Portelli)

Mother of the Year Leila Abdallah says she will always pray for and support women who, like her, have lost a child. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Steven Marshall (Facebook/Steven Marshall MP)

A bill to legalise euthanasia in South Australia will not be debated in the Parliament’s lower house this week despite Premier Steven Marshall saying it would go to a vote as soon as possible. Source: ABC News.

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Bishop Bosco Puthur (ACBC)

Pope Francis has extended the jurisdiction of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle, Melbourne, to include New Zealand and Oceania.

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Pope Francis delivered a video message during the Vax Live concert (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has doubled down on his push for global equity regarding COVID-19 vaccines, asking countries and companies to temporarily lift the property rights they hold to speed up distribution. Source: Crux.

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Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. (Parramatta Diocese)

Parramatta Diocese has written a new submission to the New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into a bill that would ban the discussion of gender diversity in schools. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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The new law may effect the right of charitites to freedom of expression and opinion (Bigstock)

Catholic Social Services Australia is deeply concerned that new regulations could silence charities’ advocacy on behalf of vulnerable groups for fear of having their charitable status revoked.

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John Lochowiak (Australian Catholics)

When global faith leaders and scientists gather in Rome later this year to set out their vision for tackling climate change, Australia’s Indigenous people will also have a voice at the table. Source: The Southern Cross.

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