Ric Mills (The Catholic Weekly/Mathew De Sousa)

An award-winning independent film composer has gifted his parish of St Joseph’s in Moorebank, Sydney, with an original Mass setting in honour of St Joseph. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Scott Morrison (YouTube/Scott MorrisonMP)

A deal on the treatment of gay and lesbian school students could clear the way for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to get his religious discrimination legislation through the lower house this week. Source: The Age.

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Part of the funding would go to programs to support better end-of-life care in residential aged care (Bigstock)

Recognising up to 90 per cent of the 160,000 Australians who die each year would have better deaths with appropriate end-of-life and palliative care, the Morrison Government has committed $56 million to bolster services. Source: The Australian.

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Cardinal Pietro Parolin (Vatican Media)

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has criticised an attempt by the European Union to ban the use of the word “Christmas” in an internal dossier promoting “an inclusive communication”. Source: Crux.

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Notre Dame University

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Pope Francis greets a married couple at the Vatican (CNA/Daniel Ibáñez)

Pope Francis yesterday shared advice for engaged and married couples based on the example provided by the Holy Family. Source: CNA.

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COVID-19 has emerged as the number one issue facing young Australians today, with new research showing the pandemic has had a major impact on youth mental health. Source: Pro Bono News.

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Natasha Fyles (ABC News)

The Northern Territory Parliament has passed changes to legislation that will make it easier for a woman to have an abortion at later stages of her pregnancy. Source: ABC News.

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Cardinal George Pell address the audience in Phoenix, United States on November 20 (CNS)

Cardinal George Pell has told a US audience being in prison for a crime for which he was later acquitted enabled him to understand suffering as a redemptive process that allows one to identify closely with Christ. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Three of Australia’s biggest states will opt out of new building construction standards designed to improve accessibility features for people living with disabilities. Source: Catholic Social Services Australia.

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The controversial technique aims to stop mitochondrial defects from being passed on from mother to child (ABC News/Jessica van Vonderen)

Several federal MPs have made heartfelt speeches to Parliament on the ethical quandaries raised by a proposed law on mitochondrial donation. Source: ABC News.

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A screenshot from The Pope Video for December (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has released his prayer intention for December, inviting everyone to pray for catechists, who have an “invaluable mission for the transmission and growth of the faith”. Source: Vatican News.

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Aerial photo of the excavations at Yavne, Israel (Crux/Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority)

Israeli archaeologists have found the remains of a building dating back to the time of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish legislative body that existed in the Holy Land in New Testament times. Source: Crux.

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Archbishop Patrick O’Regan and Bishop Shane Mackinlay (ACBC)

Archbishop Patrick O’Regan and Bishop Shane Mackinlay have been elected Australia’s two delegates to the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to be held in 2023. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Notre Dame University

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Fr Giovanni Scalese (CNA)

Following the Taliban takeover, there is no longer a Catholic community to speak of in Afghanistan, but Fr Giovanni Scalese’s eyes are set on the future, not the recent past. Source: CNA.

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The New Norcia team at the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards last month (Supplied)

New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town, was recognised as one of the best tourist destinations in Western Australia at the recent 2021 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards. Source: The eRecord.

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Anne Webster (Facebook/AnneWebster.Nationals)

Moderate Liberal MPs are being urged to pass the religious discrimination bill and refer it to a parliamentary committee, with Government figures vowing to address concerns over indirect effects on gay staff and students. Source: The Australian.

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From left: Dominic O’Brien, Jesse Gray, Xavier Rickard and Fr David Braithwaite SJ (Supplied)

Living voluntarily at a Sydney homeless and transitional accommodation facility has led to a stronger sense of community for university students Jesse Gray, Dominic O’Brien and Xavier Rickard. Source: Old Ignatians Union.

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Chris Uhlmann (Supplied)

When journalist and author Chris Uhlmann ponders the future of the Church, his late mother, Mary, is always foremost in his thoughts. Source: Catholic Voice.

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