The Education for All Appeal aims to give every child the opportunity to learn (Australian Marist Solidarity)

Helping disadvantaged children in Asia and the Pacific access education is the focus of this year’s Australian Marist Solidarity mid-year campaign.

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Chalk art describing gun legislation near the US Capitol in Washington last week (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)

The chair of the United States bishops’ domestic policy committee has praised a bipartisan US Senate proposal “to help prevent senseless violence” that includes “reasonable gun safety measures”. Source: CNS.

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Australian Catholic University professor Daryl Higgins said children deserve equal protection against physical violence as adults (Bigstock)

Sixty per cent of young Australians have been smacked repeatedly by their parents and are nearly twice as likely to develop anxiety and depression as other teens and adults, new research shows. Source: Herald Sun.

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Despite the wage rise, Australian Catholic University research indicates many of the lowest-paid workers will continue to experience hardship (Bigstock)

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv says while the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase the minimum wage by 5.2 per cent falls short of the Church’s proposal, that boost will make a difference for many Australians. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Notre Dame University

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Cardinal Marc Ouellet (CNS/Paul Haring)

“The subordination of women to men is the fruit of sin,” the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops and the Pontifical Commission for Latin America said yesterday. Source: Crux.

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Loneliness can be debilitating, especially as people age. St Vincent’s Hospital’s Michael Whitehead wants to do something about it. Source: Catholic Health Australia.

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The End Street Sleeping Collaboration said it is a sad truth that many who die on the streets are not commemorated (Unsplash/Kylie De Guia)

A memorial service will be held in Sydney next week to remember all individuals who have died while experiencing homelessness in the past year. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Jesuit Social Services says the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to ensuring children under 14 are not held in youth detention is just one step toward the ultimate goal of raising the age of criminal responsibility to 14.

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Pope Francis blesses a newly wed pregnant woman at a General Audience (Vatican Media)

In a preface for a new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life document, Pope Francis has urged the Church to help better prepare future spouses for marriage so as to avoid the suffering caused by broken families. Source: Vatican News.

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A demonstrator outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Sunday, as a case is heard over the planned deportation of asylum-seekers from Britain to Rwanda (CNS/Henry Nicholls, Reuters)

Figures from across the United Kingdom’s Christian community have condemned the Government’s plans to deport asylum-seekers to Rwanda as ministers insisted the first flights will go ahead this week despite legal challenges. Source: The Tablet.

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Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr (CNS/Lisa Marie David, Reuters)

Catholic clergy in the Philippines have welcomed an assurance from President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr to “work closely” with the Church for the common good. Source: Crux.

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Pope Francis prays with a group of homeless people and members of a homeless charity in his residence at the Vatican (CNS/YouTube)

No Christian is exempt from aiding the poor, Pope Francis said in his message for the 2022 World Day of the Poor, released yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Brett Dennett (left) and Steve Brierley (St Vincent’s Lismore)

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Lismore has appointed Brett Dennett as its new chief executive officer, taking over the reins from Steve Brierley, who is retiring after 15 years’ service with St Vincent’s, including eight years as CEO.

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The Fair Work Commission will today deliver its verdict on the push by the Church, the Albanese Government and unions for low-paid workers to receive a significant wage increase. Source: The Australian.

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The assembly will be held in Townsville in September (NATSICC)

After being postponed twice, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council’s Assembly is set for September, helping to restore connections significantly challenged over the past two years. Source: The Bridge.

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The new K-12 college in Ashfield will open in 2023 (Sydney Catholic Schools)

Education in Sydney’s inner west will undergo a transformation with the amalgamation of three Catholic schools into a new kindergarten to year 12 co-educational college. Source: Sydney Catholic Schools.

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Statue of St Mary MacKillop in St Mary of the Cross Square, opposite her birth site in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne (SOSJ)

Mary MacKillop Place and the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart will soon welcome people back to the pilgrimage trail, following in the footsteps of St Mary MacKillop.

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Nurses provide care to a patient in palliative care (CNS/Philippe Wojazer, Reuters)

Palliative care experts have welcomed the New South Wales Government’s plans to boost the sector with an additional $743 million in funding over the next five years. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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