Scott Morrison (Facebook/Scott Morrison MP)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his Government is “still considering” potential changes to JobSeeker, with Treasury providing advice on a “range of options” on the welfare payment. Source: The Guardian.

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The United Kingdom

Bishops of England and Wales have welcomed a new National Health Service campaign aimed at encouraging people to talk to their families and loved ones about their organ donation decisions. Source: Vatican News.

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Sr Nathalie Becquart (CNS/Paul Haring)

A French sister who could be the first woman to cast a vote in the Synod of Bishops says her appointment as an undersecretary is evidence the “clericalist mindset is changing”. Source: Crux.

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Notre Dame University

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The aftermath of the burst glacier in Uttarakhand, India (Vatican Media/ANSA)

Pope Francis has voiced his prayers for the victims of a glacier-caused flash flood in India’s northern Uttarakhand state, as rescuers seek to save workers trapped in underground tunnels. Source: CNA.

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The Good Samaritan by Balthasar van Cortbemde (1612-1663), oil on canvas, 1647 (Wikipedia)

In his encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis spent time drawing on the parable of the Good Samaritan. He suggested its regular retelling is a function of its simplicity and its universality, writes Julian Butler SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

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The Eagle

An Archdiocese of Perth retreat centre escaped major damage during last week’s bushfires in Wooroloo, thanks to the quick thinking efforts of the fire crews. Source: The Record.

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Bishop Robert Rabbat blesses the Melkite heritage display at St Michael’s Melkite Cathedral in Darlington, in Sydney (The Catholic Weekly/Giovanni Portelli)

The Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Saint Michael the Archangel is this year celebrating its 130th year of ecclesiastic existence in Australia. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Naomi Watts in Penguin Bloom (Village Roadshow)

Based on a true story, Penguin Bloom is a story about family, joy, tragedy, hope and a wounded magpie named Penguin. Source: Jesuit Media.

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Seafarers with care packs from Stella Maris Australia (ACBC)

Thousands of people working on the seas have received care packages in recent weeks following the allocation of Stella Maris Australia funding to port chaplaincies across the country just before Christmas. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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The report said nearly 8,000 rough sleepers helped as a response to the pandemic had left emergency accommodation by September 30 last year (Bigstock)

A “remarkable” number of homeless people were placed in emergency accommodation at the height of the pandemic but only a third of rough sleepers were later moved into long-term housing, a new report finds. Source: The Guardian.

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An aerial view ofJapan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (CNS/Kyodo, Reuters)

The Catholic bishops of Japan and Korea have criticised the Japanese Government’s plans to release into the sea millions of litres of radioactive water from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis said prayer inclines people toward an “overabundant love”.(Bigstock)

Prayer makes every day better, even the most difficult days, and is a reminder that God is near, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

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Notre Dame University

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The Wolves in Action group (The Southern Cross)

With its bright green walls and yellow sunflowers, the Wolf Den in the Adelaide suburb of Norwood is home to a group of young Catholics committed to their faith formation. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Cardinal George Pell (CNS/Paul Haring)

Some of Australia’s leading media companies have apologised after pleading guilty to contempt of court over the way they first reported Cardinal George Pell’s conviction on child sexual abuse charges. Source: The Age.

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The largest mental health study undertaken in Australia will measure how the pandemic and bushfires affected people and provide a new baseline for government mental health policies. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Rupertswood mansion at Salesian College, Sunbury (Wikipedia/Timwether)

Two Catholic schools in Melbourne’s northwest were closed yesterday as a “precautionary measure” after a number of COVID cases emerged at a hotel quarantine hotel. Source: 7news.com.au

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French nun Sr Andre is interviewed following her recovery from COVID 19 (ABC News)

Whether it was the power of her prayers or her T-cells that did it, 117-year-old French nun Sr André has survived COVID-19. Source: ABC News.

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Members of the South Sudanese choir during the Mass for the Feast Day of St Josephine Bakhita in Sydney on Monday (Parramatta Diocese)

Catholics engaged in the fight against modern slavery joined members of western Sydney’s South Sudanese community for a special Mass to honour St Josephine Bakhita, the patron saint of slavery victims. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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