Anti-abortion protesters in Dublin on May 12 (CNS/John McElroy)

Irish bishops used Pentecost Sunday Masses to make a final appeal for people to reject a Government proposal to remove the right to life of unborn children from the country’s constitution. Source: NCR Online.

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Casa Santa Marta yesterday (Vatican Media)

The Church is a mother and the first virtue of a mother is tenderness, Pope Francis said yesterday, on the first Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. Source: Vatican News.

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Committee investigating assisted dying has received more than 35,000 submissions (Bigstock)

An unprecedented flurry of feedback about a bill legalising voluntary euthanasia in New Zealand has seen a potential law change delayed. Source: SBS News.

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Palestinians pray at the Noble Sanctuary in Jerusalem, May 18 (CNS/Ammar Awad, Reuters)

A competitive attitude between Christians and Muslims fosters the belief that religions are a source of tension and violence, not peace, says Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran in a message to Muslims. Source: The Tablet.

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Malcolm Turnbull (Facebook)

Malcolm Turnbull said he was “absolutely committed to ensuring freedom of religion is protected in Australia” after former Howard Government minister Philip Ruddock delivered his review of religious freedom. Source: The Australian.

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Brown Nurse Mary applies eyedrops to a client, Tom (The Catholic Weekly/Giovanni Portelli)

With a focus on compassion and care for the vulnerable, the Brown Nurses continue the work and legacy of saint-in-waiting Eileen O’Connor on Sydney’s streets. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Fr Brian McCoy SJ (Australian Jesuits)

In a new video, Australian Jesuit Provincial Fr Brian McCoy has responded to the 189 recommendations in the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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Fr Joseph Gor and Fr Felix Tyolaha were killed on April 24 (Supplied)

Nigeria’s bishops have asked every priest in the country to celebrate a Mass today to coincide with the funeral of 19 people who were killed during Mass last month. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their wedding; Fr Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (America/AP/Wikimedia)

Catholics tuning in to the royal wedding on Saturday may have noticed preacher Bishop Michael Curry quote Jesuit philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Source: America Magazine.

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The report showed disparity in school funding (Bigstock)

Federal funding has been cut at hundreds of Catholic schools across Australia, including in the politically-critical areas of Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and regional NSW, a new study shows. Source: The Australian.

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Aunty Fay Green receives her doctorate from ACU Chancellor John Fahey (GFP Graduations)

An Indigenous elder has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Australian Catholic University in recognition of her life-long commitment to education in rural New South Wales. Source: The Good Oil.

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All people are encouraged to take part in the listening and dialogue sessions (ACBC)

Pope Francis has sent his support and blessings to the Church in Australia as it commences a three-year process to consider its future through the Plenary Council 2020. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Pope Francis with the Chilean bishops at the Vatican last week (Vatican Media)

Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis last week after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the clerical sexual abuse scandal. Source: NCR Online.

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Pope Francis announces the 14 new cardinals yesterday (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinals next month, giving the red cardinal’s hat to the papal almoner and the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Church, among others. Source: Catholic Herald.

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Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero (CNS/Octavio Duran)

Pope Francis will canonise Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others on October 14 at the Vatican during the meeting of the world Synod of Bishops, the Vatican has announced. Source: CNS.

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Fr Anthony David (right) blesses the chapel’s foundations, February (Confraternity of Our Lady of Akita)

A chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Akita is being built at Marian Valley in the Gold Coast hinterland. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Archbishop Christopher Prowse (ACBC)

Assisted dying is an “ill-considered and dehumanising” practice reflecting a society in which there is more loneliness, Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Christopher Prowse has told an inquiry. Source: Canberra Times.

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John Falzon (The Catholic Leader)

The head of the St Vincent de Paul Society says the Turnbull Government's decision to strip support from asylum-seekers transferred to Australia for medical treatment is “an unprincipled act of cruelty”. Source: The Guardian.

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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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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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