Anne Ruston (Facebook/Anne Ruston)

The Morrison Government will convene a national summit within months to set new goals to prevent violence against women. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Cardinal Konrad Krajewski assists as homeless people receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on January 20 (CNS/Vatican Media)

The Vatican plans to vaccinate 1200 people living in poverty during Holy Week with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis at Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican yesterday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Christian life should be filled with amazement – astonishment at the son of God suffering and dying for humanity and awe at realising how precious and loved people are in his eyes, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

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Notre Dame University

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The Palm Sunday Refugee Rally in Melbourne yesterday (Melbourne Catholic/Fiona Basile)

Just as many communities gathered in their local parishes to mark Palm Sunday yesterday, so too did Australians gather for the annual Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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The explosion at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Makassar, Sulawesi (Twitter/SeaNewsToday)

A suspected suicide attack on a Catholic cathedral in Indonesia yesterday has injured 14 people, local police say. Source: ABC News.

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge, journalist Christopher Lamb and Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB in conversation during the webinar (The Tablet)

Embracing a synodal model of the Church is “messy” but it offers the only path to a “future that’s worth having”, says Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge. Source: The Tablet.

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Year 7 students from O’Connor Catholic College study the memorial stone (Armidale Diocese)

Armidale Diocese has celebrated the 150th anniversary of Bishop Timothy O’Mahony being installed as the first bishop of the regional New South Wales diocese.

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Professor Zlakto Skrbis speaks at his installation ceremony (ACU)

Zlatko Skrbiš was installed as Australian Catholic University’s fourth vice-chancellor and president at an installation Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney on Friday.

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Cardinal John Dew delivers the apology at the royal commission hearing on Friday (NZ Catholic)

The Church in New Zealand has made a formal apology to victims and survivors of abuse committed by priests and other Church figures. Source: NZ Catholic.

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Religious sisters in Zambia celebrate the 2020 Day for Consecrated Persons (Vatican News)

Consecrated men and women need a solid foundation built on ongoing formation, says a letter from the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Source: Crux.

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Archbishop Timothy Costelloe and Sr Marie Bernard open the villa (The Record/Max Hoh)

The Little Sisters of the Poor gathered with aged care residents, Perth Archdiocesan priests and special guests to give thanks for 101 years of presence in Western Australia. Source: The Record.

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There remain serious shortages of emergency and long-term housing in Victoria for victims of family violence

Five years after Victoria’s family violence royal commission, reports to police are at an all-time high and 26,000 women and children are being turned away from housing services every year. Source: The Age.

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Merab Ninidze and Benedict Cumberbatch in The Courier (IMDB)

The Courier is a thriller based on the true story of a London-based travelling salesman recruited by Britain’s intelligence service to courier secret messages from an agent in Soviet Russia during the Cold War. Source: Jesuit Media.

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Victoria’s bishops presented CatholicCare Victoria’s regional directors with a copy of the commissioning prayer (Melbourne Catholic/Fiona Basile)

Victoria’s new statewide Catholic social service agency was inaugurated on Wednesday in a Mass blessing the organisation and entrusting staff and partners with CatholicCare Victoria’s mission to strengthen families and communities.

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This plaque, blessed by Archbishop Julian Porteous, will be installed at Marist Regional College in coming weeks (Hobart Archdiocese)

A moving ritual of lament has been held for survivors of historical sexual abuse at Marist College and Marist Regional College in Burnie. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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Jamila, with her son, and Halima will both be affected by the long-term effects of the fires (Caritas Bangladesh)

Two Rohingya women who feature in Caritas Australia’s current Project Compassion campaign have been confirmed safe after massive fires in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

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Director General of Army Chaplains Darren Jaensch presents Fr Kene Onwukwe with the award (Supplied)

A priest in Sydney’s southwest has earned a prized military award for extraordinary service during last year’s bushfire and pandemic crises. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Pope Francis leads a prayer service in an empty St Peter’s Square at the Vatican on March 27, 2020 (CNS/Vatican Media)

One year ago, Pope Francis stood in an empty, rain-drenched St Peter’s Square praying for God’s comfort as the world began experiencing the growing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: CNS.

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