The Houses of Parliament in London (CNS/Kieran Doherty, Reuters)

A bishop is warning an attempt to legalise euthanasia in Britain sends the message “that some lives are no longer worth fighting for”. Source: Crux.

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Fr Joseph Lam distributes the Eucharist during Mass at St Finbar’s, Glenbrook (Parramatta Diocese)

Seeing how distressed parishioners were at being locked out of their church, a Parramatta Diocese priest has written a book of reflections to help them cope and even find goodness that might come from the pandemic. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Some Victorian students have missed close to 150 days of face-to-face classes during the state’s six periods of remote learning since March 2020 (Bigstock)

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria has encouraged families experiencing difficulties with fees to approach their schools. Source: The Age.

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Pope Francis said, ‘Jesus is the Word: if we do not stop to listen to Him, He passes on’ (Bigstock)

Silent prayer with the Gospel is the “secret to spiritual health”, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Theodore McCarrick arrives at Dedham District Court in Dedham, Massachusetts, on Friday (CNS/Brian Snyder, Reuters)

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick pleaded not guilty on Friday in a Massachusetts court, where he is facing three counts of sexually assaulting a teenager in the 1970s. Source: CNS.

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Linda Watson (left) and Joanna Howe (The Southern Cross)

Decriminalising prostitution is back on the political agenda in South Australia with a parliamentary select committee poised to complete its review of a bill introduced last year. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Artwork by St Catherine’s Berwick year 2 student Daniel Joshy (Sale Diocese)

In a first for Sale Diocese, parishes and schools across the region will unite this week to celebrate Child Safety Week, with the theme “Every child in every community needs a fair go”.

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The Suicide Prevention Australia survey found 12 to 25 year-olds are most vulnerable as the pandemic continues (Bigstock)

One in four Australian adults – five million people – say someone they know, or have heard of through friends or relatives, has committed suicide or attempted to in the past 12 months. Source: The Australian.

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The Countdown supermarket in Auckland where the attack took place on Friday (RNZ)

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have condemned a terrorist attack in an Auckland supermarket on Friday, which saw seven people injured and the perpetrator shot and killed by police.

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The bill prohibits the importation of goods produced or manufactured through the use of forced labour (Bigstock)

Anti-slavery advocates are hopeful they can win Coalition support for legislation banning the importation of goods made with forced labour, amid concerns current laws aren’t strong enough. Source: Pro Bono News.

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A petrol station in Zalka on August 20. Lebanon has been plagued by a crippling shortage of fuel and medicine. (CNS/Mohamed Azakir, Reuters)

As the situation in Lebanon continues to worsen, its Maronite Catholic bishops have warned the country’s future is ‘a matter of life or death’. Source: Crux.

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A scene from this month’s Pope Video (Vatican News)

Pope Francis has released his prayer intention for the month of September, inviting people to pray that everyone might make simple and sustainable lifestyle choices. Source: Vatican News.

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Fr Frank Brennan SJ (Catholic Voice)

Victoria’s police and criminal justice systems erred so seriously in relation to Cardinal George Pell it shows neither abuse victims, complainants or the accused could rely on them, says Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Emilia Jones stars in CODA (CNS/AppleTV+)

The challenges of being the only hearing member of a close-knit family are movingly explored in CODA, the title of which is an acronym for child of deaf adults. Source: CNS.

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The pandemic has created additional problems with some NDIS clients unable to access services (Supplied)

There is growing fear among Catholic providers of disability services that the National Disability Insurance Scheme will not deliver the level of support that clients and providers need, says Catholic Social Services Australia.

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Michaelia Cash (Facebook/Senator Cash)

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash is signalling that new laws to fight discrimination against people of faith will not morph into a religious bill of rights. Source: The Australian.

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Archbishop Patrick O’Regan with Green Adelaide’s Brenton Grear with the signed charter (The Southern Cross)

Adelaide Archbishop Patrick O’Regan has formally signed the National Park City Charter on behalf of the city’s Catholic community. Source: The Southern Cross.

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The letter centres on what the proposed euthanasia legislation will mean for Queensland hospitals and aged care homes if passed (Supplied)

Queensland Catholic hospitals and aged care operators have joined forces with senior doctors to push their case about the impact on their operations if euthanasia legislation passes later this month. Source: Catholic Health Australia.

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