Bishop Ken Howell celebrated his third anniversary of episcopal ordination with Deacon Peter Pellicaan and altar server Angus Kangaroo Point on June 14 (The Catholic Leader)

Church doors have opened in 87 Brisbane parishes and seats are being booked up like tickets to a rock concert. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Cassandra Goldie (ACOSS)

Vulnerable Australians are concerned they will be unable to cover basic cost-of-living expenses if the JobSeeker payment is reduced to pre-pandemic levels, according to the Australian Council of Social Service. Source: Sky News Australia.

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Immigrants at Missão Paz in São Paulo line up to receive food donations (Crux/Fr Paolo Parise)

Catholic missionaries in Brazil are warning the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the numbers of vulnerable people subjected to forced labour. Source: Crux.

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Notre Dame University

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(From left) Archbishop Julian Porteous, Dr Gerard Gaskin and Jeremy Rockliff (Hobart Archdiocese)

Three Catholic colleges in greater Hobart will expand to provide year 11 and 12 education from 2023, in a project expected to inject $53 million into the Tasmanian economy. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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0625west People pray in London’s Westminster Cathedral on June 15 (CNS/Toby Melville Reuters)

Londoners are more religious and more socially conservative than the rest of Britain, according to research published yesterday. Source: The Tablet.

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Young mothers can access care and support through the Houses to Homes program (Bigstock)

For more than 30 years, CatholicCare’s Houses to Homes service has been assisting young mothers experiencing homelessness to get back on their feet. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Drought-affected farmers in designated communities can apply for the $3000 payment  (St Vincent de Paul Society)

The St Vincent de Paul Society has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s decision to extend its Drought Community Support Initiative to the end of the year.

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The aged care royal commission is examining the funding and financial arrangements in aged care (Bigstock)

A dedicated levy – similar to Medicare – or a 1-2 per cent increase in personal taxes have been floated as two ways to pay for much-needed reforms to aged care. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Pope Francis delivers his weekly general audience in the Apostolic Palace library at the Vatican yesterday (CNS/Vatican Media)

Everyone lives a life that is often inconsistent or a “contradiction” because people can be both a sinner and a saint, a victim and a tormentor, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

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Professor Joy Damousi (ACU)

Education’s distinct purpose is to be forward-thinking, but the Government’s sweeping changes to university fee structures are short-sighted, writes Australian Catholic University's Professor Joy Damousi. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Sr Patty Fawkner SGS (The Good Oil)

In the face of searing unfairness, we embrace the painful realities of life by digging deeper for hope, writes Sr Patty Fawkner SGS. Source: The Good Oil.

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Westminster Cathedral in London, which recently reopened for private prayer, will be able to hold public Masses from July 4 (CBCEW/Mazur)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has welcomed the decision that churches in England can reopen for public worship from July 4. Source: The Tablet.

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Notre Dame University

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Warrnambool, pictured here, was one of the regional areas discussed in the new Catholic Social Services Victoria reports (Bigstock)

Catholic Social Services Victoria has identified the need for better transport options, access to social and mental health services and reducing housing stress as pressing issues for two regional Victorian communities.

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A Rohingya Woman washes her hands before entering the Caritas Community Centre in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (Caritas Bangladesh)

There is no respite for 1.3 million refugees needing humanitarian assistance in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, following a cyclone, COVID-19 and threats posed by monsoon season. Source: Caritas Australia.

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A community volunteer in Cape Town waits to distribute food to people affected by the pandemic  (CNS photo/Mike Hutchings, Reuters)

South Africa’s bishops believe lessons learned in the fight against COVID-19 could be used to help stop the country’s ‘second pandemic’. Source: Crux.

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The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference had advocated for 4 per cent increase to the minimum wage for low-paid workers (Bigstock)

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference says a 1.75 per cent increase in the national minimum wage falls well short of the boost needed, leaving many families vulnerable during a pandemic. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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A screenshot from The Gift of Maryknoll video, showing the Blackman’s Bay site (YouTube/Hobart Archdiocese)

The Gift of Maryknoll is a short video outlining a unique example of how the Church in Tasmania is uniting to help overcome homelessness. Source: CatholicCare Tasmania.

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Hello Hunter sees local churches working together to meet the needs of vulnerable people (Facebook/Hello Hunter)

Hello Hunter is a new initiative of churches in the Newcastle region that aims to help people who are feeling isolated, anxious or in need. Source: MNNews.Today

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