The judges with Indigenous locals in the Kimberley (Supplied)

University of Notre Dame Australia hosted a cultural immersion program in the Kimberley for Western Australia's senior judges, providing them with a chance to hear directly about Aboriginal history, culture and family life. Source: The Record.

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Amanda Stoker on Sky News Australia yesterday (Facebook/Senator Amanda Stoker)

Queensland senator Amanda Stoker says the roasting the religious discrimination bill received from religious groups is a “positive sign”. Source: Sky News Australia.

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Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri (left) and Cardinal Claudio Hummes yesterday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Two of the cardinals leading the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon have made clear that the gathering will consider the idea of ordaining older married men to address the severe lack of priests across the nine-nation region. Source: NCR Online.

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Asylum-seekers being transferred from Manus Island (Refugee Action Coalition)

Asylum-seekers who were transferred from Manus Island to Port Moresby are being “forced into poverty”, according to an advocacy group. Source: SBS News.

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Notre Dame University

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Cardinal Charles Bo (CNS/Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon has decried Myanmar’s ongoing violence and encouraged religious leaders to raise their voices in defence of the vulnerable. Source: CNA.

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Young people at Ignite Conference 2019 in Brisbane (The Catholic Leader)

Renewal was the hope and lived experience of an estimated 1500 people of all ages last week at the Ignite Youth Conference in Brisbane. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Sr Louise Cleary CSB (left) with Oceania representatives Sr Claire Griffin CSB, Sr Gemma Wilson SM and Christine Carolan in Rome last week (CRA)

Australian Sr Louise Cleary CSB has been recognised in Rome for her outstanding contribution in the fight against human trafficking. Source: Catholic Religious Australia.

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Teresa Palmer as Michelle Payne in Ride Like a Girl (IMDB)

Many Australians cheered as the 2015 Melbourne Cup was won by outsider Prince of Penzance and jockey Michelle Payne, who became the first woman to win the prestigious race. Ride Like A Girl tells Michelle’s story. Source: ACOFB.

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Fr Paul Béré SJ (CNA/Public Domain)

A Jesuit priest from Burkina Faso has made history as the first African to win the prestigious Ratzinger Prize, which honours the work and academic contribution of theologians and other Catholic intellectuals. Source: CNA.

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A Senate committee is examining the Government’s renewed push to drug test 5000 welfare recipients (ABC News/Jonathan Beal)

St Vincent’s Health Australia has voiced its opposition to the Morrison Government’s plan to drug test unemployed Australians, telling senators the plan ignores the nature of drug addiction. Source: Yahoo7 News.

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The Stable One Winter Night Shelter program provides safe accomodation for the homeless (Stable One)

Melbourne Catholic parishes are investigating how they could take part in an ecumenical program that provides accommodation for rough sleepers during winter. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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The logos for the Pope’s Apostolic Visit to Thailand and Japan (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis will voice his opposition to nuclear weapons and honour victims of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster during a visit to the country that is expected to be a highlight of his upcoming trip to Asia. Source: Crux.

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Pope Francis opens the Extraordinary Month of Mission at St Peter’s Basilica on Tuesday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis is urging Catholics to stop wasting time worrying about the past and start finding ways to take their faith out into the world. Source: The Tablet.

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The family’s future now rests on the case of little Tharunicaa (Twitter/HometoBilo)

The Department of Home Affairs has poured cold water on a United Nations request to release from detention a Tamil family fighting deportation to Sri Lanka. Source: The Age.

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The South Australian Law Reform Institute has received more than 3000 submissions and responses (Bigstock)

The release of a report on the reform of abortion laws in South Australia has been delayed until the end of this month. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Sr Judy Bowe (left) and Sr Therese Mills of the Missionaries of Gods Love Sisters (Supplied)

Australian television is about to become a whole lot holier with two religious sisters competing in the new season of The Amazing Race Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The cover of What’s the Story Volume 1  (ACPA)

The 65-year history of the Australasian Catholic Press Association has been collated in a new book launched at the association’s annual conference. Source: Salesian Bulletin.

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The Gospel of John has been translated into Auslan for the first time (Eternity News)

Bible Society Australia has launched new translations of the Bible in Auslan, Australian sign language, to coincide with the International Day of Sign Languages. Source: Eternity News.

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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