Dr Gregory Asner shows Pope Francis a map on biodiversity at a papal audience yesterday (Vatican Media)

Science can offer tools to Catholics in the effort to research and combat climate change, according to US climate and biodiversity scientist Gregory Asner. Source: Vatican News.

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen (CNS)

Proponents of the beatification of American TV evangelist Venerable Fulton Sheen are still searching for answers about the cause, nearly two years after that process was paused. Source: CNA.

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Notre Dame University

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Danielle Austin administers a COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Vax Van program (The Catholic Weekly/Kate Geraghty)

Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital is looking after some of the community’s most vulnerable members of the community by taking vaccinations to the streets. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Catherine Sandric at her  exhibition in Hobart (Hobart Archdiocese/Naomi Leach)

An ancient and enduring art form has captured the strength of women of Scripture, through the work of a Tasmanian iconographer. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson in Reminiscence (CNS/Warner Bros Pictures)

In the science-fiction drama Reminiscence, Hugh Jackman is a “private investigator of the mind” who offers his clients the chance to relive memories that they desire. Source: Jesuit Media.

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge (Brisbane Archdiocse)

With just over five weeks until the first assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia, Archbishop Mark Coleridge concedes there were times when he “wondered if we would ever make it”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Sr Alessandra Smerilli (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has named Salesian Sr Alessandra Smerilli as interim secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. Source: NCR Online.

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Tony Abbott (Wikimedia/Nick D)

Former prime minister Tony Abbott says proposed euthanasia laws in New South Wales would fundamentally undermine the relationship between doctors and patients by legitimising doctor-assisted suicide in the state. Source: CNS.

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People outside Kabul airport react to gunfire (CNS/Asvaka News via Reuters)

The bishops of Victoria have expressed their solidarity and support with the local Afghan community and their families back home in a joint statement released yesterday. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Fr Pierre Haubtmann (Supplied)

The Australian Cardijn Institute will host a webinar next month in honour of the 50th anniversary of the death of French priest Fr Pierre Haubtmann, chief editor of the Vatican II document Gaudium et Spes.

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Eric LeCompte (Collegeville Institute)

Leaders from the world’s 20 largest economies are facing “make-or-break” decisions that can boost healthcare, reduce poverty and address the impact of climate change in developing nations, says an alliance of faith-based development organisations. Source: NCR Online.

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Demolition work begins on St Joseph Church in Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday (CNS/Twitter)

A Catholic church serving more than 300 Christian families in Pakistan’s commercial capital of Karachi was demolished on Tuesday, despite resistance from a civil society group and warnings from United Nations human rights experts. Source: Crux.

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Pope Francis at his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican yesterday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Hypocrites are afraid of the truth, fearful of who they really are and incapable of truly loving, Pope Francis said yesterday during his weekly general audience. Source: CNS.

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The study grant can be spent on tuition or other expenses associated with the completion of a theological qualification (Bigstock)

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are inviting Catholic women to apply for the Study and Mentoring Leadership Program, which offers financial and personal support while undertaking theological studies. Source: The Good Oil.

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The Catholic education sector has praised the hard work of school leaders, teachers and families on the release of NAPLAN 2021 results, which showed the pandemic had no significant impact on student literacy and numeracy achievement.

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Single parents with children are among vulnerable people who face homelessness (Bigstock)

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has welcomed the release of the federal Parliament’s final report into housing and homelessness in Australia.

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UnitingCare Queensland’s Elder Abuse Prevention Unit found that 96 per cent of abuse happened within family relationships (Bigstock)

About 10 per cent of seniors – nearly 500,000 – experience some form of abuse, usually financial or psychological, according to advocacy group Elder Abuse Action Australia. Source: The Age.

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Fr Frank Brennan SJ on Sky News Australia yesterday (Sky News Australia screenshot)

Jesuit priest and human rights lawyer Fr Frank Brennan says “doing our bit” should mean taking in 20,000 Afghans seeking refuge, rather than 3000. Source: Sky News Australia.

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