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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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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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Anne Ruston (Facebook/Anne Ruston)

Reports the JobSeeker unemployment payment will rise by $75 a week after September are “factually incorrect”, Social Services Minister Anne Ruston says. Source: ABC News.

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The redress scheme has distributed $200 million in 2501 payments (Bigstock)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has threatened the charity status and government funding of organisations that refuse to sign up to the child sexual abuse redress scheme by tomorrow’s deadline. Source: The Age.

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Displaced children  at a camp in Idlib, Syria (CNS Khalil Ashawi, Reuters)

As the United Nations warns that Syrian communities are facing an unprecedented hunger crisis, Pope Francis has urged nations to fund programs to help support people suffering in the Middle East. Source: Vatican News.

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Fr Frank O’Dea conducts the dockside service at Brisbane Port (The Catholic Leader)

Brisbane’s Stella Maris seafarers mission has provided prayers and pastoral support for a grieving ship’s crew after their captain died suddenly at sea. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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(From left) Perran, Patrick, Ayla, Kamran, Cooper and Harry during their baptism at St Canice’s Church, Katoomba (Parramatta Diocese)

A child’s Baptism is usually undertaken at the direction of their parents, but six primary school children in the Blue Mountains made their own decision to be baptised. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Msgr Greg Bennet (ACBC)

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr Greg Bennet, a priest of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, the 10th Bishop of Sale. Source: ACBC.

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(Pixabay)

In the wake of a gene-editing experiment gone wrong, the president of a US Catholic bioethics centre said the Church must stand firm against the unborn being “sacrificed on the altar of scientific research”. Source: CNA.

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Four video modules will be posted online on August 15 (ACBC)

While COVID-19 saw the postponement of the inaugural Australian Catholic Bishops Conference National Catholic Men’s Gathering, some aspects of the event will proceed online in August. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Girls will make up half of the school’s year 7 intake for 2021(Marist College North Sydney)

The 132-year-old Marist Brothers boys’ high school in North Sydney is preparing to welcome the first female students into year 7 next year. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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