One in five charities say regulations have become a huge barrier to fundraising (Bigstock)

Fundraising rules are continuing to cause charities an unnecessary financial burden, despite mutiple reports over many years and advocacy saying regulations need to change. Source: Pro Bono News.

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Joe Biden (CNS/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Just after the United States bishops launched a petition urging the Government to prevent federal taxpayer funding of abortion, President Joe Biden took steps to make such funding a reality. Source: Crux.

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Notre Dame University

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Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address yesterday (CNA/Vatican Media)

On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis said unity is essential to Christian life because God is a communion of love. Source: CNA.

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Fr Ronnie Maree, Sr Cecilia MacKay, Dr Lynn Lim, Michael McHugh and Dr Charbel Beijani (The Catholic Weekly/Abbel Gaspi)

Doctors and Australian Catholic Medical Association members specialising in palliative care have spoken out strongly against any move to implement euthanasia laws in New South Wales. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Kemps Creek Memorial Park is run by Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (CMCT)

The Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust has started legal proceedings against the New South Wales Government over its decision to appoint an administrator to run five Sydney cemeteries. Source: ABC News.

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Frs Daniel and Stephen Drum embrace at their priestly ordination ceremony at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney (Facebook/St Mary’s Cathedral)

Missionaries Daniel and Stephen Drum made history on Saturday, as they became the first brothers to be ordained for the priesthood together at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. Source: 7News.

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Cathedral College Rockhampton year 9 student Cody Mortimer leads the champion Brahman bull in the Grand Parade of Champions at BEEF2021 (Catholic Education Rockhampton)

Rockhampton Catholic school students took centre stage at the annual Beef Australia festival, which highlights the best in the grazier industry each year . Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Archbishop Eamon Martin (CNS/Paul Haring)

The Primate of All Ireland has said the COVID-19 pandemic “lifted the veil” on the reality of the position of the Church in Ireland, observing that it ranked low on the public’s list of priorities. Source: The Tablet.

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Sr Brigid Arthur CSB at a refugee rally in Melbourne in March (Melbourne Catholic/Fiona Basile)

The Federal Court has found Environment Minister Sussan Ley has a duty of care to protect young people from the climate crisis, in a world-first case brought by teenagers and a Catholic religious sister. Source: The Guardian.

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A painting of Mary, Undoer of Knots on display at St Peter’s Basilica in 2015 (CNS/Carley Mossbrook)

Pope Francis will conclude the Church’s month-long Rosary marathon with special prayers to Mary, Undoer of Knots, one of his favourite titles for the mother of Jesus. Source: Crux.

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The seven-year platform proposes a year of planning, five years of action and a year of reflection, rest and celebration (Supplied)

Bishop Vincent Long van Nguyen OFM Conv says the Church in Australia is well placed to engage with the Laudato Si’ action plan in light of an upcoming Social Justice Statement on integral ecology. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Pope Francis and Archbishop Arthur Roche in 2016 (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has appointed English Archbishop Arthur Roche as the prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Source: CNA.

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Emma Stone in Cruella (CNS/Laurie Sparham, Disney Enterprises, Inc)

Adults who want nothing more than to watch two gifted actresses camp it up will likely be satisfied with director Craig Gillespie’s glossy romp, Cruella. Parents on the lookout for safe family fare, not so much. Source: CNS.

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Hannah Clarke and her three children were murdered in February 2020 (Facebook)

Chilling threats to burn women alive are increasing in Queensland homes as violent perpetrators use media coverage of Queensland’s worst domestic violence murders to instil fear. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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(CNS/Gregory A Shemitz)

The New South Wales Government’s decision to shut down Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and take over the operation of the state’s cemeteries is a shocking decision, writes Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Students from across Australia feature in the

Catholic students from across the country have joined together in a video performance of the song Faith in the Future, to celebrate 200 years of Catholic education in Australia. Source: NCEC.

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The bill passed the upper house earlier this month and is the 17th attempt to reform the law in 26 years (Bigstock)

Voluntary euthanasia is another significant step closer to becoming legal in South Australia after a bill passed its first lower house hurdle with a large majority. Source: ABC News.

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Churches in Victoria will be allowed to livestream services in the next seven days while places of worship are closed (Supplied)

Churches will be closed and schools will move to remote learning in Victoria for the next seven days as the state enters a “circuit-breaker lockdown” to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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