Rohingya refugees are evacuated from a boat by locals in Aceh, Indonesia on June 25 (CNS/Antara Foto, Rahmad via Reuters)

Australia and Indonesia have been urged to lead a push to avoid a humanitarian crisis after almost 100 Rohingya refugees were rescued when their boat broke down. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Only 22 per cent of employers contacted for the jobs survey said they were recruiting (Bigstock)

Claims that business owners are struggling to recruit staff because of a lack of applications are based on a handful of responses from among 2324 surveyed employers. Source: The Guardian.

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The mastheads of US-based Catholic newspapers (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)

Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break down barriers that prevent dialogue and honest communication between people and communities, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

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Jacinta Collins (NCEC)

The National Catholic Education Commission says the Church’s decision to create a single national child safety office will help provide streamlined support to Catholic schools. Source: The Australian.

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Survivors who suffered abuse at the hands of the order can choose between the national redress and the Servites’ reparation scheme (Servite Order)

The Order Servants of Mary, known as the Servite Order, has joined the National Redress Scheme and created its own reparation scheme as an additional response for sexual abuse survivors.

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Binta Lamin  and Annaliese Young (The Catholic Leader)

Two students from the same Brisbane Catholic school were named finalists in the Queensland Day state honours last month. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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A car bonnet painting competition helped spread safety messages at Santa Teresa Mission (Supplied)

The Santa Teresa Mission in the Northern Territory usually welcomes people from around the world to share its unique culture, language and art, writes Sr Liz Wiemers SGS. Source: Global Sisters Report.

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St Peter’s Basilica (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has appointed a commissioner to investigate the body that manages St Peter’s Basilica. Source: The Tablet.

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An indigenous representative from Brazil in the offertory procession at the final Mass of the Amazon Synod in October 2019 (CNS/Paul Haring)

Church leaders in Latin America have announced the creation of the Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon Region. Source: Crux.

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Artwork by Sascha Davies (NATSICC)

With many local events not able to be held on July 5 to mark Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday, a national Mass will be livestreamed from St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Adelaide to celebrate the occasion. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Up to five per cent of the Brisbane population are thought to be hoarders (The Catholic Leader)

Centacare Brisbane is pioneering a support group aimed at changing hoarding behaviour disorders. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge (ACBC)

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge says a new national office for safeguarding will streamline and coordinate the Church’s work to protect children and vulnerable adults. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Pro-life activists outside the Supreme Court in Washington yesterday (CNS/Carlos Barria, Reuters)

The United States Supreme Court decision to overturn a Louisiana law holding abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centres “continues a cruel precedent”, the chair of the US bishops’ pro-life committee said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Nearly a third of people who have lost work or had hours cut as a result of the pandemic are aged 51 to 65 (ABC News/Michael Janda)

Housing stress, particularly among younger Australians, and job losses among workers aged 51 to 65 show the COVID-19 recession is causing insecurity at both ends of the life cycle, according to two new reports. Source: The Guardian.

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Pope Francis prays before the vested statue of St Peter at St Peter’s Basilica yesterday (Vatican Media)

On the feast of Saints Peter and Paul yesterday, Pope Francis stressed the importance of unity in the Church, urging Catholics to spend less time complaining and more time in prayer. Source: Crux.

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A makeshift classroom on the grounds of St Michel Technical College, Vanuatu (Australian Marist Solidarity)

It has been almost three months since Tropical Cyclone Harold struck Vanuatu, destroying 90 per cent of buildings in the worst-hit areas and affecting more than 160,000 people. Source: Australian Marist Solidarity.

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The Perth Archdiocese Communications team (The Record/Max Hoh)

Perth Archdiocese’s Communications Office has launched a new podcast that offers insightful and faith-formative content. Source: The Record.

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0423carr Br Peter Carroll FMS

All 57 Catholic religious institutes named in the child abuse royal commission data survey have either been declared or have committed in writing to join the National Redress Scheme. Source: Catholic Religious Australia.

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