A woman covers Deborah de Robertis with a veil at the Lourdes Sanctuary grotto (Crux/YouTube)

A Luxembourg performance artist shocked onlookers by posing naked in front of the Marian shrine in Lourdes on Friday. Source: Crux.

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Sr Patricia Fox with supporters in April (CBCP News)

Beleaguered Australian missionary Sr Patricia Fox yesterday filed another appeal before the Philippines Department of Justice after the Bureau of Immigration affirmed its deportation order against her. Source: CBCP News.

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Notre Dame University

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Conference delegates listen to Fr Hans Zollner at the Campbelltown Catholic Club (Parramatta Diocese)

More than 600 people gathered in Sydney over two days to hear from the Pope’s expert on child protection and the prevention of abuse. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Deacon Russ Nelson (The Catholic Leader/Mark Bowling)

More than just a bus service, Prison Transport Group is celebrating 40 years offering the families of Queensland prisoners a chance to keep in contact with their loved ones behind bars. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The Cheney review recommended changes to the Gonski 2.0 schools funding package (Bigstock)

An extra $4.4 billion would be poured into the Catholic and independent school systems over the next decade under a “peace deal”, according to a leak from the Liberal ranks. Source: Herald Sun.

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Bathurst Bishop Michael McKenna at the 2017 World Mission Month launch (Catholic Mission)

Catholic Mission is this week celebrating the unveiling of its new website and its World Mission Month diocesan launch.

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Scott Morrison and Marise Payne (Facebook)

Catholic Religious Australia has condemned the decision by Prime Minister Scott Morrison to not attend the Pacific Islands Forum this week.

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Elizabeth Proust (left) and Sr Maree Marsh CSB (TJHC)

The Truth, Justice and Healing Council has urged the use of a quota mechanism to give women decision-making roles at all levels of the Church. Source: Newcastle Herald.

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Pope Francis at Domus Sanctae Marthae (Vatican Media)

Jesus himself showed that the best way to respond to scandal and divisiveness is to stay silent and pray, Pope Francis said yesterday as he resumed his early morning Masses with invited guests. Source: CNS.

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Sr Monica Cavanagh RSJ on Friday (Broken Bay Diocese)

Catholic leaders have accepted 98 per cent of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and vowed the Church’s shameful history will never be repeated.

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The Ursula Frayne YCS group ready to get cookin’ (The eRecord/Emily Hardbottle)

Members of Perth’s Young Christian Students group have put their efforts where their values are this winter, tackling homelessness on Perth’s streets. Source: The eRecord.

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Pope Francis (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis made a heartfelt appeal for the people of Syria yesterday, urging the international community to defend human rights and safeguard the population. Source: Vatican News.

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The church collapsed as people were praying before Mass (Twitter/OfficialPDPNig)

At least one person was killed and dozens were trapped after a Catholic church collapsed in Nigeria yesterday. Source: Crux.

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Catholic Schools NSW says the review must address student engagement in Years 7-9 (Bigstock)

Catholic Schools NSW has welcomed a review of the state’s school curriculum from kindergarten to year 12 to ensure it equips students with the skills to deal with rapid technological advances. Source: News.com.au.

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A polluted river near Seoul, South Korea (CNS/Yonhap, EPA)

Water is a gift of God that makes life possible and yet millions of people do not have access to safe drinking water, and rivers, seas and oceans continue to be polluted, Pope Francis said at the weekend. Source: CNS.

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The March For Life rally in Brisbane, Saturday (Facebook/March For Life)

Federal Senator Matt Canavan joined a massive rally in Brisbane on Saturday to protest the Queensland Government's plans to decriminalise abortion. Source: The Courier Mail

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Fr Robert Geisinger SJ (left) and Fr Hans Zollner SJ (Jesuits.org/ACBC)

Some of the Church’s top legal minds will gather in Adelaide today to hear from Vatican representatives and local canon lawyers at the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand’s annual conference Source: The Southern Cross.

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the inquiry would also look at the broader issue of the cost and complexity of aged care (Facebook/Annastacia Palasczcuk MP)

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has ordered an inquiry into end-of-life care, including euthanasia, with Queensland the last state in the country to debate the issue. Source: ABC News.

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