Nades, Kopika, Priya and Tharnicaa Murugappan (Change.org)

After more than three years in Australia’s immigration detention system, the Tamil family that was embraced by the Queensland town of Biloela could be released as soon as today. Source: The Australian.

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Elder abuse is any act that causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust (Bigstock)

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today, social workers are reporting a marked increase in elder abuse as Australians emerge from coronavirus restrictions. Source: Yahoo7 News.

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Townsville Bishop Tim Harris adorned with a traditional headdress before the Reconciliation Mass at St Teresa’s College chapel in Abergowrie (Supplied)

Speaking at a Reconciliation Day Mass, Townsville Bishop Tim Harris has described racism as “a cancer that eats us up”. Source: Ingham Daily Press.

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The theme this year is “The poor you will always have with you” (Vatican Media)

“The very concept of democracy is jeopardised” when the poor are marginalised and treated as if they are to blame for their condition, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Cardinal Reinhard Marx (CNS/Cristian Gennari, KNA)

Cardinal Reinhard Marx says he has accepted Pope Francis’ refusal of his resignation “in obedience” but insisted he cannot “go back simply to the agenda of yesterday”. Source: The Tablet.

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Inclusivity is the theme for this year’s award (Bigstock)

Entries are now open for The Good Oil 2021 Writers' Award, an initiative of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan that aims to support and encourage the development of emerging and published writers.

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Cardinal Kevin Farrell (CNS/Robert Duncan)

The Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life has imposed term limits on the leadership of lay movements and associations to protect members from possible abuse by group leaders. Source: NCR Online.

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Rookwood Catholic Cemetery in Sydney (The Catholic Weekly/Giovanni Portelli)

Faith-based cemetery services will continue in Sydney following a re-engagement by the New South Wales Government with the Church on the fraught issue. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Protesters outside Queensland Parliament in May (The Catholic Leader)

Brisbane Archdiocese is calling on Queenslanders to write, email, call and meet with their local members as they weigh their consciences ahead of the likely September vote on euthanasia legislation. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Jim Miles (CECV)

Jim Miles, executive director of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria, says it is timely to set the record straight on government funding for capital works in schools.

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Notre Dame University

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Celebrate the Queen

CathNews will not be published on Monday, June 14, due to the Queen's Birthday public holiday in most states.

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Calvary Health Care has hospitals and aged care facilities in South Australia (Calvary Health Care)

Catholic hospital and aged care provider Calvary Health Care has expressed its disappointment with the passage of euthanasia legislation in the South Australian Parliament’s lower house this week.

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German Cardinal Reinhard Marx at a Munich press conference on June 4 about his resignation offer (CNS/Robert Kiderle, KNA)

Pope Francis has refused Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s offer to resign over the sexual abuse crisis, saying although the German prelate had been courageous in taking responsibility for past scandals, he should stay in office. Source: The Tablet.

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Jung-jae Lee (left) and Jung-min Hwang in Deliver us From Evil (IMDB)

Deliver Us From Evil, a violent Korean action drama with a Thai setting, highlights the evil of child trafficking, especially for organ transplants. Source: Jesuit Media.

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New data reveals less than 29 per cent of the nation’s 14.7 million taxpayers made a tax deduction for gifts or charities in 2018-19 (Bigstock)

Australians are becoming less charitable as the share of people making donations falls to its lowest level since the 1970s, with only the generosity of some of the nation’s richest people easing the struggle charities face. Source: The Age.

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An image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Sisters of Saint Joseph)

Today is the feast day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It's a special day for the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart as it calls us to give expression to a spirituality of the heart, writes Sr Monica Cavanagh RSJ.

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Sr Regis Mary Dunne (The Catholic Leader/ Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Congregation)

Pioneering scientist, bioethicist and educator, the late Sr Regis Mary Dunne RSM, has joined the list of Queensland Greats, announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk this week. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Dr Virginia Miller (Supplied)

An Australian researcher says while the child sexual abuse royal commission pushed strongly for better child protection measures, it did not acknowledge safeguards already in place had lowered rates of offending. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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