Interfaith leaders at the Healing Prayers for a Wounded World service held in Adelaide in March (The Southern Cross/Nat Rogers)

The Catholic Church’s commitment to social justice and being a “voice for the voiceless and the oppressed” were identified as strengths at an interfaith meeting in Adelaide. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Banyo Nundah parish priest Fr Bernie Gallagher (back left) with volunteers Peter Collie and John Carr (Supplied)

A Brisbane parish team spends a few hours each week fixing computers and matching them to people from poor and migrant communities who need them. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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An image from The Pope Video released yesterday (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has announced that his prayer intention for the month of June is families, saying people should see God in their families. Source: CNA.

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Queen Elizabeth and senior members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as part of Trooping the Colour in London yesterday (CNS/Hannah McKay, Reuters)

Pope Francis has sent a telegram to Queen Elizabeth II, offering his prayers and good wishes on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee. Source: Vatican News.

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The Living Well Dying Well website provides resources to help normalise conversations on death and dying (Supplied)

An innovative new program has been launched in Sydney Archdiocese drawing upon the rich pastoral traditions of the Church to help accompany the dying. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Religious bodies are calling for Anthony Albanese to meet his election commitment and re­ignite a failed push to legislate protections against faith-based discrimination. Source: The Australian.

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Christine Rhazi and Uncle Michael Welsh outside KBHAC office (Caritas Australia)

This Reconciliation Week, marked on May 27-June 3, Caritas Australia is urging on the Albanese Government to continue to work towards closing the gap for Indigenous Australians.

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Jim Chalmers (Jim Chalmers website)

Treasurer Jim Chalmers will hand down a “cost-of-living” package in his October Budget, but it is unlikely to contain measures in addition to those promised during the election campaign. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Tom Cruise in Top Gun Maverick (CNS/Scott Garfield, Paramount Pictures)

Top Gun: Maverick is a rousing sequel to the 1986 blockbuster about one of the US Navy’s elite flying squadrons and its gaggle of cocky fighter pilots. Source: CNS.

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The St Thomas painting discovered at Villanova College Brisbane and Jaynie Anderson at the Goold Museum, Melbourne (Goold Museum and Melbourne Diocesan Historical Commission/Fiona Basile)

The rich cultural and historical contribution of Melbourne’s first Catholic archbishop, James Goold, lives on as valuable artworks imported by the Augustinian missionary continue to be discovered across Australia. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Bishop Joseph Zhang Weizhu (UCA News/Bitter Winter/Weibo)

A Vatican-approved Chinese bishop remains in detention more than one year after his arrest for allegedly violating the communist country’s repressive regulations on religious affairs. Source: UCA News.

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Bishop Mykola Bychok CSsR (ACBC/Giovanni Portelli Photography)

Australia’s Ukrainian Catholic Bishop Mykola Bychok CSsR says he often “can’t sleep” because of worry for his family and friends in the war-torn country. Source: Crux.

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Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller comforts people outside the civic centre where students were taken after the shooting (CNS/Marco Bello, Reuters)

Saying his heart was broken at the news of at least 19 children and two adults being shot and killed at a Texas primary school, Pope Francis said it was time to say “Enough!” and enact stricter laws on gun sales. Source: CNS

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A sign at the 2022 Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees in Melbourne (Melbourne Catholic/Fiona Basile)

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum says voters sent a clear message on election day that they want refugees and asylum-seekers “treated with more humanity, compassion and respect”.

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Australian Catholic Safeguarding Limited said the Carmelite Fathers had implemented or progressed 97 per cent of the safeguarding standards (Supplied)

A safeguarding audit report of the Carmelite Fathers Australia and Timor-Leste published today by Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd has found a strong commitment to child safety across the religious institute’s operations.

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Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel CM and ACBC general secretary Fr Stephen Hackett MSC (ACBC)

Ethiopian Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel CM says his trip to Australia allows him to thank individuals and organisations supporting projects helping transform the lives of people in the east African nation. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Pope Francis with the Global Solidarity Fund delegation at the Vatican yesterday (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis yesterday called for the creation of a “new kind” of economy based on Christian values and community, not communism or the Enlightenment. Source: CNA.

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A national survey of young people taken during last year’s pandemic-induced lockdowns has found more than 70 per cent of students whose studies were disrupted faced high psychological distress. Source: ABC News.

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