The logo for 10th World Meeting of Families (Supplied)

Adapting to the post-pandemic world, the Catholic festival known as the World Meeting of Families begins in Rome today, with events to be livestreamed around the world. Source: Crux.

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Phone consultations made up 98 per cent of all telehealth services provided by GPs in 2020-21 (Bigstock)

Doctors say vulnerable patients are at risk of missing out on medical care this winter unless the Albanese Government halts plans to scale back Medicare rebates for telehealth. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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An undated photo of a French nuclear missile submarine (CNS /French Navy via Reuters)

Nuclear weapons do not increase a nation’s or region’s security – in fact, they are a “risk multiplier” that gives people a false sense of security, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

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Archie Battersbee (Supplied)

A Catholic bioethics institute has criticised a decision by the British High Court to allow doctors to withdraw ventilation from a brain-damaged boy on the grounds that he was very likely – though not definitely – dead. Source: Crux.

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Notre Dame University

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The Andrews Government made the decision after feedback from religious, legal and community groups (ABC News)

Victoria has brought forward by six months new laws to criminalise the public display of the Nazi swastika. Source: The Age.

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Henley Beach parish (The Southern Cross)

After nearly 110 years of ministry in the western suburbs of Adelaide, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart will withdraw from Henley Beach parish at the end of the year. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Fr Giorgio Licini (Facebook)

Australia should open up a new medevac pathway for asylum-seekers formerly detained on Manus Island and now living in Papua New Guinea, according to the Bishops’ Conference of PNG and the Solomon Islands. Source: UCA News.

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Teachers at the NSW May Day strike in Sydney last month (Facebook/IEU)

Tens of thousands of New South Wales Catholic and public school teachers will walk off the job next week to demand reform. Source: News.com.au.

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Sr Joan Chittister OSB (Parramatta Diocese)

American theologian, author and speaker Sr Joan Chittister OSB discussed synodality in the Church at a recent presentation hosted by Catholic Religious Australia and Parramatta Diocese.

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Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS/Voznyak Production)

The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has urged foreign governments and firms not to profit from the plunder of his country. Source: The Tablet.

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Fr Hans Zollnern SJ at the new offices of the Institute of Anthropology, Interdisciplinary Studies on Human Dignity and Care in Rome (Crux/Ines San Martin)

Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, one of Pope Francis’ top advisers on abuse, has discussed the mission and the vision for what will become the Church’s go-to agency for abuse prevention. Source: Crux.

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A school principal said information sessions for students had raised awareness about vapes, but not stopped pupils from vaping (Bigstock)

Catholic schools in Melbourne are installing silent vape detectors that lock students inside bathrooms so teachers can search pupils for contraband. Source: Herald Sun.

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Notre Dame University

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The funeral Mass in the the parish hall of St Francis Xavier Church in Owo, Nigeria, for victims of the June 5 attack in the church (CNS/Temilade Adelaja, Reuters)

Gunmen in Nigeria attacked a Catholic church and a Baptist church on Sunday morning, killing eight people and reportedly kidnapping more than 38 worshippers. Source: CNA.

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Marist Brothers Peter Carroll (left) and Neville Solomon at the launch of the 150th anniversary book (Marist Brothers of Australia)

Celebrating 150 years in Australia, the Marist Brothers have launched a new book detailing the history of the congregation. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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June 20 was World Refugee Day (UNHCR/ Hamzeh Al-Momani)

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum yesterday joined communities across Australia to mark World Refugee Day and Refugee Week.

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Rev Dr Ormond Rush addresses the Australian Catholic Theological Association (ACU)

Australia’s capacity to discern the motions being put forward to the final assembly of the historic Plenary Council will rely heavily on whether the faithful will “allow the Holy Spirit breathing room”, says ACU theologian Fr Ormond Rush.

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Anthony Albanese has spoken of his commitment to religious freedom within Australia. His Government should seriously take up the savage business of international religious persecution, writes Greg Sheridan. Source: The Australian.

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Archbishop Christopher Prowse views the new statue of St Christopher (Catholic Voice)

A larger-than-life bronze statue of St Christopher was blessed by Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Christopher Prowse outside the archdiocese’s cathedral on Sunday. Source: Catholic Voice.

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