Peter Gutwein addresses the Tasmanian Parliament yesterday (ABC News)

Peter Gutwein has thrown his support behind proposed euthanasia laws being debated in Tasmania’s lower house, which are now almost certain to pass. Source: ABC News.

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An illustration of Pope Francis’ prayer intention for December 2020 was published by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, formerly known as the Apostleship of Prayer (CNS/Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network)

Pope Francis has made the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, formerly known as the Apostleship of Prayer, a Vatican foundation. Source: Crux.

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Pope Francis kisses Peter Lombardi of Ohio, who has Down syndrome, after the boy rode in the popemobile during his general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican in 2018 (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

People with disabilities must have access to the sacraments and the ability to be full and active participants in the life of their Catholic parish, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Notre Dame University

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Gladys Berejiklian (The Catholic Weekly)

The New South Wales Government has announced an easing of COVID-19 restrictions that will allow Sydney’s faithful a near-complete return to Masses in time for Christmas. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Sr Liz Koziol RSJ (The eRecord)

After prayerful discernment, Josephite Sister Liz Koziol was overcome by a sense of peace as she accepted the offer to lead prison ministry in Perth Archdiocese. Source: The eRecord.

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Socktober ambassador and Adelaide United soccer player Sarah Willacy with students from Mary Mackillop College in Adelaide (Catholic Mission)

Thousands of Australian school students showed solidarity with their brothers and sisters overseas by offering prayers, kicking goals and raising $102,686 for children in need. Source: Catholic Mission.

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Oakes Fegley (left) and Robert De Niro in The War with Grandpa (CNS/101 Studios)

Humour goes AWOL during The War with Grandpa. While this flimsy comedy is acceptable for older kids and their elders, they’re unlikely to buy into its unrealistic setup. Source: CNS.

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Matthew Hayden (The Catholic Leader)

Former Australian Test cricketer Matthew Hayden is going into bat again – this time opening for a major advertising campaign calling all Catholics to come to church. Source: Brisbane Archdiocese.

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The Catholic Church has established a new company to oversee all safeguarding, child protection and professional standards in Australia, creating a more focused and streamlined model. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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George Newhouse (ABC News 24)

Asylum-seekers who have been sent to offshore processing centres can keep pursuing legal action against the Commonwealth in the Federal Court, the High Court ruled yesterday. Source: The Australian.

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The teacher training aims to combat rising levels of youth mental health issues (Bigstock)

Catholic Schools NSW has welcomed moves by the Berejiklian Government to strengthen mental health training for teachers. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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the book is meant to help readers learn more about the different aspects of the Zairean rite (Vatican News)

The approval decades ago of a Zairean rite of the Roman Missal demonstrated that it is also possible to develop a rite for the Amazon region, Pope Francis writes in a preface to a new book. Source: Crux.

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Notre Dame University

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Fr Morgan Batt (The Catholic Leader)

The former parish priest of Port Arthur has criticised the decision to make a film detailing the events that led to the 1996 massacre. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The annoucement on the St Aloysius College North Melbourne’s Facebook page yesterday

Catholic girls secondary school St Aloysius College in North Melbourne will enrol boys from 2023 for the first time in its 130-year history. Source: Herald Sun.

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Pope Francis prays in front of a crucifix in an empty St Peter’s Square at the Vatican in April (The Pope Video)

In a video message for his December prayer intention, Pope Francis speaks of the power of prayer to “change reality and our hearts”. Source: Vatican News.

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St Francis Xavier and the logo for International Day of Persons with a Disability (Wikipedia/IDPWD)

Today has a couple of interesting resonances for this blind Jesuit – it is the feast day of St Francis Xavier and is also the International Day of Persons with a Disability, writes Fr Justin Glyn SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

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Bishop Greg Homeming OCD (Lismore Diocese)

Lismore Diocese has entered a new partnership with a United States university to provide people within the diocese access to quality online faith formation courses and learning opportunities.

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The first Plenary Council assembly will be held in October 2021 (ACBC)

The first assembly of the Plenary Council will take place with a combination of online and face-to-face participation as uncertainty remains over restrictions on travel and gatherings. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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