Discussion of relationships between Indigenous and largely European cultures in Australia could encourage humility and reconciliation (Eureka Street)

The Australia Day date debate has some beneficial aspects by focusing attention on the relationships between Indigenous Australians and later arrivals, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

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The new course is designed as a professional development qualification for primary school teachers (Campion College)

Campion College, a Catholic tertiary college based in Western Sydney, has launched its first postgraduate course, an online graduate certificate in religious education for primary school teachers.

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Swiss Guards outside the Vatican bank ( CNS/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

A global network of financial intelligence units has readmitted the Holy See after a two-month suspension sparked by a Vatican police raid on the Vatican’s financial watchdog agency. Source: NCR Online.

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St Thérèse

The relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux arrived in Sydney yesterday ahead of a four-month national pilgrimage, but the relics of her parents Sts Louis and Zélie Martin failed to arrive due to a “logistical issue”. Source: Catholic Mission.

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Anne-Marie Mioche (LinkedIn)

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes is appealing to government and other support agencies to remember those still affected by drought, even as emergencies take their toll in other parts of the country. Source: Forbes Advocate.

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Hundreds join the procession to the new chapel of Blessed Peter To Rot at Marian Valley on Sunday (The Catholic Leader/Alan Edgecomb)

The niece of a Papuan catechist who was killed for preaching the Catholic faith was brought to tears as she saw hundreds of people venerate her uncle last Sunday. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (IMDB/Sony Pictures Entertainment)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is the story of a friendship between American children’s television icon Fred Rogers and the magazine journalist who profiled him. Source: ACOFB.

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Celebrate Australia Day (Bigstock)

CathNews will not publish on Monday, January 27, due to the Australia Day public holiday.

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The appeal has so far raised $12.5 million (St Vincent de Paul Society)

The St Vincent de Paul Society has assured Australians that every dollar raised for the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal will be used to support the people affected by the fires.

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The proposed quarter as viewed from Prince Alfred Square (Parramatta Diocese)

The Diocese of Parramatta has announced plans for a major project around the St Patrick’s Cathedral precinct that will revitalise and renew the northern end of the Parramatta business district, Parramatta Sun reports.

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Questions over screen time (Bigstock)

Catholic parents groups in Tasmania have joined forces to promote a new documentary about the problems facing teenagers growing up in the digital age, The Mercury reports.

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Poster for Migrant and Refugee Sunday (ACMRO)

Child migrants are the focus of the Church's week-long celebration of the contribution of migrants, which will culminate this weekend with Migrant and Refugee Sunday, the ACBC reports.

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Children forced to take up arms (Pixabay)

Child soldiers who should be in school in the Central African Republic (CAR) “have been given guns instead of pens,” Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui, has told Crux.

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Mark Eustance (Brisbane Archdiocese)

The Archdiocese of Brisbane has strengthened its efforts towards protecting children and vulnerable adults by appointing a former police officer to a new professional standards role, the Archdiocese reports.

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New philanthropic endeavour (CCI)

Catholic Church Insurance (CCI) is contributing $10 million to establish a new charitable foundation, it has announced in a media release.

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Vatican Astronomer Br Guy Consolmagno (CNS)

A total solar eclipse is a rare event, something to appreciate, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory has told Catholic News Service.

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Questions over religious freedom (Bigstock)

The National Catholic Education Commission has ­defended the right of Catholic schools to teach students the traditional definition of marriage if same-sex marriage becomes law, The Australian reports.

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Debate surrounds new welfare measure (WikiCommons)

Welfare recipients in Sydney's southwest could be randomly tested for drugs from the start of next year, the Sydney Morning Herald/AAP reports.

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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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