The bill to enable territories to make euthanasia laws will be debated in August (Wikimedia)

The leader of the Canberra Liberals has hit out at a deal struck by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with a crossbench senator that uses euthanasia as “a bargaining chip” to revive a construction watchdog. Source: The Canberra Times.

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New Cardinal Joseph Coutts of Karachi, Pakistan, greets fellow cardinals (CNS/Paul Haring)

Don’t waste your time being involved in palace intrigue and focus solely on serving Christ and his Church was Pope Francis’ message to the 14 new cardinals he created yesterday. Source: Crux.

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Some of the participants in the Catholic Women Speak event (Parramatta/ACBC)

Sixty women and men from Parramatta Diocese and beyond gathered last week to discuss the place of women in the life of the Church and the need for the female voice in leadership. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Cardinal Reinhard Marx (CNS/Dermot Roantree)

When the German bishops’ conference meets in September it will continue to examine the issue of Communion for Protestant spouses of Catholics. Source: CNS.

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Businesses will be required to report identified modern slavery in their supply chains (Pexels)

New laws aimed at stamping out modern slavery in Australia and overseas were yesterday introduced in federal Parliament. Source: ABC News.

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Archbishop Mark Coleridge (The Catholic Leader)

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has used a Vatican visit to publicly demand bishops “be accountable” in changing Church culture that made child abuse possible. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Since the survey in May, 16 rough sleepers have been offered accomodation (The Southern Cross)

Some of Adelaide's most vulnerable people have been offered housing as a result of a survey conducted in May that aimed to connect with every person sleeping rough in the city. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Schools and universities are now protected if their students download copyrighted material (Bigstock)

The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the passage of new laws that ensure education providers are protected from online copyright infringements by their staff and students.

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Julian Burnside in Border Politics (Facebook/BorderPoliticsFilm)

Australian lawyer Julian Burnside's documentary Border Politics will reinforce people's attitudes towards migrants and refugees rather than change them. Source: ACOFB.

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John Quigley (ABC News/Andrew O’Connor)

Western Australia is the final state to sign up to the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, with the state’s attorney-general saying the federal government had satisfied all concerns. Source: News.com.au.

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Used plastic bottles at a junkyard in Hanoi, Vietnam (Vatican Media/AFP)

The Vatican will hold an international conference on ecology next week to mark three years since the publication of Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. Source: Vatican News.

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A screenshot from the Australian Catholic Medical Association website

The new national association for Catholic doctors and health professionals will be officially launched in Sydney next month. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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It is hoped the school funding review will benefit low-fee parish schools (Bigstock)

Parents in Broken Bay Diocese are hoping the review into Commonwealth school funding allocations has a positive and fair outcome for low-fee parish schools. Source: Broken Bay News.

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Pope Francis greets the crowd at the general audience yesterday (Vatican Media)

God always loves and generously gives first before asking for fidelity to his commandments, which are the words of a loving father showing people the right way to live, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: NCR Online.

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Gerard Mowbray at the site of the future St Laurence Flexible Learning Centre (MNnews.today)

Maitland-Newcastle Diocese and Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) will next year open a new flexible learning centre for young people who have “fallen through the cracks” at mainstream secondary schools. Source: MNnews.today.

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The new home of Hard to Find Books, Auckland (Facebook)

When your business runs out of money and you need a miracle, who do you call? The Catholic Church, apparently. Source: CNA.

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Cardinal-designate Luis Ladaria (CNS/Paul Haring)

The leader of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation has sought to play down expectations about the possibility of the Church ordaining female deacons. Source: The Tablet.

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Bishop-elect Charles Gauci (ACBC)

Pope Francis has appointed Fr Charles Gauci, currently administrator of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Adelaide, the seventh Bishop of Darwin. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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