The Parliament of Victoria in session (ABC News/Parliament of Victoria, Vicki Jones)

The Nationals have vowed to vigorously oppose a push by upper house MP Fiona Patten to remove the Lord’s Prayer from the Victorian Parliament. Source: Riverine Herald.

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The image was produced by Jesuit theologian and artist Fr Marko Ivan Rupnik (Vatican Media)

The official image for next year’s World Meeting of Families has been unveiled and is dedicated to the Wedding at Cana. Source: Vatican News.

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Theodore McCarrick in 2014 (CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been criminally charged with sexual assault of a teenage boy, a crime alleged to have occurred in the 1970s. Source: CNA.

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Notre Dame University

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A scene from ACRATH’s video for the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (ACRATH)

Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) is imploring people to listen to the stories and voices of trafficked people to gain an understanding of what can be done to combat the injustice.

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Annes Elwy and Michael Smiley in The Toll (Supplied)

The Toll, an action thriller with comic touches set in Wales, is about a lone tollbooth operator with a shady past. Source: Jesuit Media.

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The partnership will see 21 social housing units built next to Midlands Anglican Parish in Campbell Town (Hobart Archdiocese)

Centacare Evolve Housing (CEH) and the Midlands Anglican Parish have joined forces to provide much-needed affordable housing in Tasmania. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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The Adelaide Diocesan Assembly will be held in September (Adelaide Archdiocese)

More than 600 responses have been provided as part of the consultation phase of the Adelaide Diocesan Assembly since a video message was shown at every parish and community in the diocese last month. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Premier Mark McGowan said about 60 people were expected to be approved to end their lives in the first year of the scheme (Bigstock)

A terminally ill person has become the first to make use of Western Australia’s euthanasia laws, Premier Mark McGowan announced yesterday. Source: The Australian.

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The HSC trials give students valuable practice (Bigstock)

More than 500 New South Wales schools will begin their Catholic Secondary School Association HSC trials on August 18, two days after year 12 students will be allowed to return to campus. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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The new payments will be available from the first week of any future state or territory lockdown (Facebook/ScottMorrisonMP)

Locked-down Sydneysiders will receive an additional $150 a week if they have lost more than 20 hours of work, or an extra $75 if they have lost fewer than 20 hours, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. Source: ABC News.

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Bishop Anthony Li Hui is ordained yesterday in the Pingliang Diocese cathedral (CNS/www.chinacatholic.cn)

A Vatican spokesman confirmed yesterday that the fifth bishop to be appointed under the 2018 Vatican-China deal has been ordained. Source: CNA.

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Sr Nathalie Becquart (CNS/Paul Haring)

French Xavierian Sister Nathalie Becquart, recently appointed by Pope Francis as under-secretary to the Vatican Synod of Bishops, will address an Australian Cardijn Institute webinar on the theme “Lay People and Synodality” next month.

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Notre Dame University

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Bishop Richard Umbers (ACBC/Giovanni Portelli)

Australian bishops have urged federal politicians to scrap plans to allow mitochondrial donation, citing safety and ethical concerns and a lack of evidence the technique is effective. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Queensland’s 309 Catholic schools are remembering the past and looking to the future as they celebrate Catholic Education Week with the theme “A Spirited Tomorrow”. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Danny Casey (Catholic Super)

Danny Casey has been appointed as the new chair of Catholic Super, flagging a stronger stance on ethical and environmental investments.

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People carry signs at the lockdown protest in Sydney on the weekend (ABC News/Tim Swanston)

Maronite Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay criticised last weekend’s anti-lockdown protests in Sydney as unacceptable and “not a solution” to the problems faced under the current outbreak. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Hidilyn Diaz poses with her gold medal and Miraculous Medal (CNS/ Hidilyn Diaz, Instagram via CBCP News)

Hidilyn Diaz became the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal winner, set an Olympic record and thanked her friends who prayed the Miraculous Medal novena. Source: CNS.

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Jack Snelling (ABC News/Nick Harmsen)

Two former state Labor ministers have quit the ALP and are restarting the Family First Party in South Australia, saying the major parties no longer support religious freedom or give Christians a voice on social policy. Source: The Australian.

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