After the success of the New South Wales summit, events will be held in schools in other states (Caritas Australia)

More than 300 students from 36 schools across New South Wales attended the NSW Catholic Earthcare Youth Summit, which discussed environmental advocacy on the personal, community and international level. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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A Cameroonian soldier patrols the abandoned village of Ekona in the Anglophone region in October 2018, when violence first began to spiral (CNS/Zohra Bensemra, Reuters)

Cameroon’s English-speaking bishops have condemned attacks on schools in the country’s conflict-ridden North West and South West regions. Source: Crux.

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Spending on aged care is expected to reach $31.1 billion by 2024-25 (Bigstock)

Federal spending on aged care will double by 2030 putting more pressure on the Budget, according to new research that warns older Australians may have to use savings to help them into their later years. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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John McCarthy (Wikipedia/DFAT)

Sydney Archdiocese’s Anti-Slavery Taskforce has cautiously welcomed the passing of an amended Modern Slavery Act through the New South Wales Parliament. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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(CNA/sfam photo, Shutterstock)

The Association of Portuguese Catholic Doctors has thanked President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa for vetoing a euthanasia bill passed by the Portuguese parliament last month. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis meets refugees in Lesbos, Greece yesterday (Vatican Media)

As he returned to an island that has become a symbol of Europe’s refugee crisis, Pope Francis yesterday chided world leaders for their “cynical disregard” of the plight of migrants. Source: NCR Online.

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The Seasons Toolkit is available on the MacKillop Institute website (MacKillop Institute)

A new evidence-based resource aims to support children and young people to understand and manage the social and emotional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: The MacKillop Institute.

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Professor Eleanor Bourke (Melbourne Catholic)

The chair of Yoo-rrook Justice Commission has called on Victorians to join with First Nations peoples to engage in the process of truth-telling, justice and healing. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Renters in regional Australia are facing forced evictions as inflation pressures push up the cost of housing and COVID-19 forces mass exodus from bigger cities. Source: Catholic Social Services Australia.

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Anne Ruston (Facebook/Senator Anne Ruston)

A leading economic think tank has warned that up to 550,000 Australians born in the coming decade face lives of poverty if the nation’s approach to tackling disadvantage does not change. Source: The Age.

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Pope Francis arrives to lead a meeting at the Maronite Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace in Nicosia, Cyprus, yesterday (CNS/Paul Haring)

The Church is a mosaic of different rites and cultures and must show the world the beauty of welcoming all people as brothers and sisters, Pope Francis told the Catholics of Cyprus. Source: CNS.

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Archbishop Michel Aupetit (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Michel Aupetit on Thursday amid a controversy surrounding an alleged prior relationship with a woman before he was Archbishop of Paris. Source: CNA.

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Parliament House Canberra (Wikimedia/jjron)

Scott Morrison was forced to postpone a vote on his religious discrimination bill yesterday amid concerns moderate Liberal MPs would join Labor, the Greens and crossbenchers to stall its passage. Source: The Australian.

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A pro-life advocate outside the US Supreme Court in Washington DC on Wednesday (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)

In oral arguments for the United States Supreme Court’s first major abortion case in decades, looking at Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the majority of justices seemed willing to uphold the ban. Source: CNS.

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The Abdallah family (The Catholic Weekly/Giovanni Portelli)

In a moment of joy shared by people around the country, Leila and Danny Abdallah have announced their “blessing sent from above” in the gift of their seventh child, due in March. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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 Liana and Michelle are happy residents of Leia’s Place (Seton Villa)

A generous $100,000 donation from a member of the Catholic community has helped turn a new northern Sydney house into a “real” home for five women with disabilities. Source: Seton Villa.

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(Supplied)

Today marks the commencement of Mercy Ministry Companions, a new ecclesial entity incorporating ministries in education, health and aged care, and community services. Source: Institute of the Sisters of Mercy.

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Sandra Bullock in The Unforgivable (Supplied)

In The Unforgivable, a woman finds it difficult to adjust to ordinary life after serving a 20-year sentence for the shooting of the local sheriff. Source: Jesuit Media.

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