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

A third Catholic church has been damaged by indiscriminate shelling by the military in Kayah state, a Catholic stronghold in eastern Myanmar. Source: CNS.

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Pope Francis arrives for an audience at the Vatican yesterday with priests staying at the St Louis of France residence for clergy in Rome (CNS/Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has told priests studying in Rome that if they do not want to be pastors, spending time with the faithful, they should request dismissal from the priesthood and concentrate on academics instead. Source: Crux.

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(Dicastery Laity, Family and Life)

Six Australians will this week participate in a four-day international webinar to reflect on the pastoral application of Pope Francis’ 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Notre Dame University

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Gladys Berejiklian (The Catholic Weekly)

The Berejiklian Government is set to backflip on a controversial decision to amalgamate New South Wales cemetery operators into a single entity, following Cabinet backlash over the policy. Source: The Australian.

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Sr Maria Laura Mainetti (CNA)

An Italian nun who was stabbed to death by three teenage girls was beatified on Sunday, after Pope Francis declared her a martyr, killed “in hatred of the faith”. Source: CNA.

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Nades, Kopika, Priya and Tharnicaa Murugappan (Change.org)

The Australian-born youngest daughter of a Tamil asylum-seeker family in immigration detention on Christmas Island has been medically evacuated to Perth with a suspected blood infection. Source: ABC News.

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(Bigstock)

There are more than 170,000 deaths in Australia yearly and most are peaceful. An unquantified tiny number of “bad deaths” is wrongly driving euthanasia legislation, write Haydn Walters and Marion Harris. Source: The Weekend Australian.

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(Majellan Media)

Majellan Media, publishers of The Majellan magazine, has launched a free app to help families with their faith and relationship issues.

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Grace Anglican Church in Joondalup turns into a drop in café twice a week (The eRecord/Grace Anglican Church)

A Christian drop-in centre in Perth staffed by Catholic and Anglican volunteers has celebrated a milestone, serving 1000 meals to the homeless and vulnerable since October 2020. Source: The eRecord.

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(Catholic Outlook)

Parramatta Diocese is this week marking its inaugural Safe Parishes Week to raise awareness of how everyone in a community contributes to making parishes safe. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Cardinal George Pell outside the County Court in Melbourne in February 2019 (CNS/Daniel Pockett, AAP images via Reuters)

Some of Australia’s most well-known newspapers, websites and radio stations have been slugged more than $1 million in fines for being in contempt of court during the child sexual abuse trial of Cardinal George Pell. Source: ABC News.

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Notre Dame University

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The former Kamloops residential school in 1970 (Department of Citizenship and Immigration Information Division Library and Archives Canada)

Pope Francis expressed sorrow yesterday at the discovery of 215 Indigenous children’s graves at a Church-run residential school in Canada. Source: CNA.

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Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising (CNS/Dermot Roantree, Irish Jesuit Communications)

Bishops and child protection experts have voiced admiration for Cardinal Reinhard Marx after he announced his request to resign as Archbishop of Munich, calling for more responsibility to be taken for failures in handling the clerical sexual abuse crisis. Source: Crux.

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP (The Catholic Weekly)

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has written to New South Wales MPs asking for support in seeking a reversal of the Berejiklian Government’s decision to dismiss faith-based operators from management of cemeteries. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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The Another Option campaign encourages Queenslanders to tell their MPs to increase access to palliative care across the state before introducing euthanasia (CHA)

Catholic Health Australia will today launch a campaign fighting for access to quality palliative care for all Queenslanders before euthanasia is potentially made legal in the state.

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The Luminous Mysteries mosaics sit beneath the Glorious Mysteries at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Adelaide (The Southern Cross)

The Shrine of Our Blessed Lady in Adelaide's St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral has been enhanced by the installation of new mosaic artwork featuring the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Fr Truc Quoc Phan SVD (In the Word/supplied)

When Pope Francis encouraged priests to “take on the smell of the sheep” by being with the people, he might not have imagined two Divine Word Missionaries would respond by spending time on cattle stations in Queensland. Source: In the Word.

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The Life after Lockdown report (Anglicare Sydney)

Australians are in a “social recession”, feeling more lonely, more anxious and more isolated, according to Anglicare Sydney’s Life After Lockdown report. Source: Eternity News.

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