Pope Francis (CNS/Paul Haring)

The only way to give an authentic witness of Christ’s death and resurrection is by sharing the Gospel with humility, Pope Francis said yesterday, Crux reports.

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Teacher employment agreement negotiations underway in Canberra (Pexels)

Teachers at 29 of Canberra's Catholic schools may vote to take industrial action if a suite of working conditions is not agreed to by the region's archdiocese, The Canberra Times reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Euthanasia is the opposite of care (Bigstock Photo)

Victorian bishops have issued a pastoral letter on the subject of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, Melbourne Catholic reports.

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Cathedral of St Christopher, Canberra (WA Burdett/Wikipedia)

Among the 150,000 or so people in the Canberra region who identify as Catholic, many are pondering the future of their Church, writes Mark Metherell in The Canberra Times.

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Village burned by Australians to stop it becoming a Japanese base, 1942 (Wikipedia)

What is often forgotten in the great traditions of Australian war remembrance is the toll on the Timorese people in World War II on behalf of Australians, writes Susan Connelly RSJ in Eureka Street.

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Papal trip to Egypt logo (Holy See Press Office)

Despite the ongoing risk of terrorism, a Vatican spokesman has said Pope Francis's planned trip to Egypt is a sign of being close to the people there, CNS reports.

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Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

An Australian academic is part of a campaign by Catholic intellectuals calling for Pope Francis to uphold orthodox teachings on marriage, The Daily Telegraph reports.

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Fr Richard Leonard SJ (Jesuits Ireland)

Among the hardest things a Catholic priest has to do is to bury a member of his family, writes Fr Richard Leonard SJ in The Tablet.

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The work for the dole scheme criticised (Pixabay)

Work for the dole has been an expensive "demonstrable failure" that does nothing to lessen the nation's unemployment burden, according to the St Vincent de Paul Society, The Age reports.

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Public debate needed on gender selection IVF  (CNS/EPA)

Australia's peak medical council has knocked back a push to allow parents to choose the gender of their baby in new national guidelines, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Commemorating Anzac Day (Bigstock Photo)

CathNews will not be published on Monday and Tuesday, 24 and 25 April, due to website maintenance and Anzac Day.

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The Lochowiak family at the 2016 procession (The Southern Cross)

It may be nearly 100 years since World War I ended but the memories of those who fought remain close to the hearts of one indigenous family, The Southern Cross reports.

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Pope Francis (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

After four years of Pope Francis' pontificate, there is a fragmentation within the Church that is causing concern, writes Tess Livingstone in The Australian.

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The Marian apparition at Fatima celebrates 100 years (Fatima.org.au)

When it comes to Marian apparitions, the Church takes a prudent approach that focuses more on the message than the miracle, reports CNS via the Catholic Herald.

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Christian opinion in Australia is diverse (Bigstock Photo)

Though Australia is more secular than ever before, its Christian roots should not be underestimated, writes John Warhurst in The Canberra Times.

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Donald Trump (CNS/Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Speculation that President Donald Trump will meet Pope Francis during his visit to Italy next month is building, America magazine reports.

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The Great Barrier Reef (Pixabay)

Damage to the Great Barrier Reef in the wake of Cyclone Debbie has prompted a Queensland bishop to renew a call for greater environmental protection, The Catholic Leader reports.

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Christ the King Theological Seminary in the DRC (ACN)

Users of new technology are unwittingly fuelling violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and exploiting workers, according to leading priests in the country, reports Aid to the Church in Need.

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