Catherine McAuley College Mackay year 7 students, Jim Ford and Leesa Jeffcott with the new school’s commemorative plaque (Supplied)

Rockhampton Diocese has opened its first new secondary college in more than 20 years, with the blessing and opening of Catherine McAuley College in Mackay.

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Pope Francis after his general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Criticising the obsession of trying to stay forever young in appearance, Pope Francis said people should not hide or try to get rid of their wrinkles. Source: Crux.

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Riding a motorised wheelchair on the Via Dolorosa’s new accessible lane in the Old City of Jerusalem (CNS/Debbie Hill)

After 10 years of work, the Old City of Jerusalem is more accessible to people with disability and the elderly. Source: CNS.

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The European Parliament will vote on the resolution today (Supplied)

A Catholic bishops’ commission has criticised a resolution before the European Parliament on the US Supreme Court’s possible overturning of Roe v Wade. Source: CNA.

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The Nadesalingam family at Perth Airport yesterday (ABC News/Cason Ho)

A Tamil asylum-seeker family held in immigration detention for four years is heading back to Biloela in central Queensland, with well wishes coming from friends, supporters and Vinnies. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Kristy McBain (ABC News Afternoon Briefing)

New Territories Minister Kristy McBain is pushing for debate on lifting the ban on the ACT and the Northern Territory making their own euthanasia laws to “proceed as quickly as possible”. Source: Canberra Times

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Many workers earning the minimum waging are hoping to see their pay packets increase when the Fair Work Commission releases its determination on the national minimum wage.

A significant increase in the national minimum wage will deliver economic and social benefits, a key adviser to the Catholic Church’s submission to the Fair Work Commission has told the Media Blog podcast. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Safeguarding is about people being safe in all levels of the Church (Shutterstock)

Parramatta Diocese is this week marking Safe Parishes Week to boost the awareness of safe practices within the Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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(Campion College)

Campion College, Australia’s only Catholic liberal arts college, has made a significant boost to its academic program with the establishment of an honours course.

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Frank and Julie De Napoli (VMCH)

Catholic aged and disability services organisation VMCH is working to create positive change for people living with younger onset dementia.

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The Albanese Government has set a goal to double philanthropy by 2030 (Bigstock)

The “war” on charities is over, with the new Labor Government set to work toward “doubling” philanthropy within the decade and reforming “outdated” laws, according to Charities Minister Andrew Leigh. Source: Herald Sun.

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The Productivity Commission data confirms warnings about a rise in

Secondary school students lost a day of lessons every fortnight during the pandemic, as attendance rates dipped to the lowest level in five years. Source: The Australian.

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Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako (Chaldean Nation)

Chaldean Patriarch Cardinal Luis Raphael Sako has criticised Iraqi leaders’ inability to root out corruption and rid the country of discrimination against minorities, who are still treated like “second-class citizens”. Source: Crux.

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The Reserve Bank has lifted interest rates for the second month in a row (Bigstock)

The cost-of-living crunch will worsen before it eases, Treasurer Jim Chalmers has warned, after surging inflation pushed the Reserve Bank into a higher-than-expected interest rate hike. Source: Canberra Times.

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Cardinal Kevin Farrell (CNS/Robert Duncan)

United States Cardinal Kevin Farrell will chair a new committee to oversee investments, the Vatican said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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A senior palliative care doctor has warned that some terminally ill people will be afraid to enter palliative care in the wake of euthanasia laws across the country. Source: Eternity News.

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Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv with members of the inaugural board of Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd (Catholic Outlook)

A new chapter in the governance of Catholic schools in Parramatta has begun with the commissioning of the inaugural board of Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Ltd on Pentecost Sunday. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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The theme for Refugee Week is “healing” (ACBC)

Catholics across Australia are being invited to participate in a special Refugee Week prayer service that will be streamed online on the evening of Monday, June 20. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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