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Theological conversations about euthanasia often concern ideas like the relationship between suffering and spirituality. Yet, there is a type of mental conflict that receives little attention, writes Dr Virginia Miller. Source: Catholic Voice.

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Forced adoptions occurred regularly from the 1950s to the 1970s, with unwed women among those to lose their children (Bigstock)

Thousands of mothers who were forcibly separated from their babies would be eligible for compensation under a redress scheme put forward by the Victorian Parliament. Source: Herald Sun.

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Police at St Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, after the Easter Sunday bombing in 2019  (CNS/Reuters)

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has warned that Sri Lanka’s top government officials are out to mislead Pope Francis regarding the result of the investigation into the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings in Colombo. Source: CNA.

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Centacare says there is a severe lack of housing supply in Mount Isa (ABC News/Larissa Waterson)

Increasing rent prices along with high demand for housing are leaving many rural Australians out of pocket and overloading support services, according to local councils and social service groups. Source: ABC News.

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Afghan Afghan asylum-seekers seeking help from the Vinnies House of Welcome at Kilburn last month (The Southern Cross)

The crisis in Afghanistan is causing panic among Afghan asylum-seekers living in Adelaide, with many desperately seeking help for their families back home. Source: The Southern Cross.

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'Christ’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection

Centuries of “fake news” that treated St Mary Magdalene as a reformed prostitute in art, sculpture and movies was addressed in an online seminar organised by the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn Women’s Taskforce.

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Catholics pray in Mexico City on Tuesday as they protest the Mexican Supreme Court decision that declared the criminalisation of abortion is unconstitutional (CNS/Gustavo Graf, Reuters)

The Mexican bishops’ conference expressed sorrow over a unanimous Supreme Court decision to decriminalise abortion, while other church leaders called on Catholics to “not to be indifferent” on issues of life. Source: Crux.

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Sydney parishioners observe social distancing guidelines in the last Mass at St Charles Borromeo, Ryde, before the current shutdown (The CatholicWeekly/Alphonsus Fok)

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP says vaccination must not be a barrier to worship, after the New South Wales Government announced churches could reopen once 70 per cent of adults received two COVID-19 vaccine doses. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Tony Leung and Fala Chen in

Sprightly wit paces the elegant martial-arts showdowns in director and co-writer Destin Daniel Cretton’s Marvel Comics-derived adventure Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Source: CNS.

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The episcopal ordination of Bishop Francis Cui Qingqi in Wuhan, China, yesterday (China Catholic website)

A new bishop of Wuhan, China, was ordained yesterday under the terms of the Vatican-China agreement, a Vatican spokesman has confirmed. Source: CNA.

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Year 12s in regional schools in Victoria will be able to return to the classroom on Friday (Bigstock)

Year 12s in Melbourne should return to school immediately and other year levels should go back one or two days a week to boost students’ wellbeing and connection to school, senior students say. Source: The Age.

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French soldiers at a live demonstration of an air defence weapon at Versailles in 2020 (CNS/Benoit Tessier, Reuters)

Ahead of a major arms fair in London, Catholic leaders in the United Kingdom are calling for an end to the arms trade. Source: Crux.

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 An Order of Malta volunteer distributes a care pack as part of its Coats for the Homeless program (Facebook/Order of Malta Australia)

Australian Catholic University and the Order of Malta have formed a partnership to help groups experiencing disadvantage and marginalisation.

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The booklet was developed starting the principle that young people need to be heard for organisations to be child safe (Catholic Outlook)

A new booklet encourages workers in Catholic communities to support and engage, and listen and communicate with young people. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Pauline Connelly and Neil McGoran will co host this month’s Adelaide Diocesan Assembly (The Southern Cross)

Adelaide Archbishop Patrick O’Regan has reiterated the importance of the forthcoming Diocesan Assembly in shaping the Adelaide Archdiocese’s contribution and response to the historic Plenary Council. Source: The Southern Cross.

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The Church has welcomed Australian Government support for international efforts to amend intellectual property rights to ensure more people can access COVID-19 vaccines. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Members of Brisbane’s Vietnamese Catholic community at a community event (The Catholic Leader)

Members of Brisbane’s Vietnamese Catholic community are petitioning their local MP, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, to reject “dangerous” euthanasia laws. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Pope Francis leads his general audience in the Paul VI hall yesterday, accompanied by Msgr. Leonardo Sapienza (CNS/Paul Haring)

There is no place for discrimination or divisive distinctions among people who believe in Christ, Pope Francis said yesterday during his weekly general audience. Source: CNS.

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