Charities protested changes at a Senate Courtyard last month (Twitter/350Australia)

Members of federal parliament’s joint standing committee on electoral matters will meet this morning to discuss a deal on controversial changes that have charities and not-for-profit groups concerned. Source: The Guardian.

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Participants in the Rome summit on Saturday (Crux/John Allen)

Some of the most ardent opponents to Pope Francis’s controversial 2016 document on the family, Amoris Laetitia, held a summit in Rome on Saturday. Source: Crux.

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Pope Francis with the Divine Mercy image yesterday (CNA/Daniel Ibanez)

Feeling ashamed of one’s sins does not mean wallowing in guilt, rather it is the gateway all men and women can use to experience firsthand God’s tender mercy and forgiveness, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

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Smoke rises after an airstrike in Douma, Syria, on Saturday (Twitter/Syria Direct via Douma City)

Pope Francis yesterday condemned the use of chemical weapons after a deadly attack on Saturday killed dozens of innocent men, women and children in Syria. Source: The Tablet.

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Msgr Carlo Capella (CNS)

The Vatican has arrested a monsignor who worked as a diplomat at its embassy in Washington and is suspected of possessing child sexual abuse material. Source: The Age.

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Annette and Deacon Tony Hoban (Parramatta Diocese)

Regular sacramental life began at Australia’s newest Catholic faith community yesterday, when Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. celebrated the inaugural Mass at St Luke’s, Marsden Park. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Ian Bailey (-ABC News/Rhiannon Shine)

If it wasn’t for a chance encounter with a homeless healthcare service in Hobart, Ian Bailey might be dead. Source: ABC News.

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Sam Walker (Hobart Archdiocese)

Tasmanian Catholic school student Sam Walker will tonight become the youngest male athlete to represent Australia at a Commonwealth Games. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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Mark and Tink Boyd (The Catholic Leader)

A Queensland couple with seven children will lead the official Australian pilgrimage to the ninth World Meeting of Families conference in Dublin in August. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Fine scheme was a key recommendation of a report into indigenous incarceration (Twitter)

A “life-changing” NSW scheme that allows people to pay off fines by engaging in training courses, health treatment or community work should be rolled out nationally, say legal aid commissions. Source: The Australian.

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Children have recorded stories about their violent fathers (Bigstock)

Children of violent fathers want their dads to understand the significant impact that the brutality has had on their lives, according to a new study. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The paper highlights the need for RE in a modern context (NCEC)

The National Catholic Education Commission has published a resource to support the teaching of religious education in Catholic Schools in response to the changing social, church and educational landscapes.

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Alfie Evans (Facebook/Alfie’s Army)

Pope Francis has tweeted his support for Alfie Evans, a child in England who is threatened with having his life support turned off, despite the objections of his parents. Source: Crux.

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Oprah Winfrey in A Wrinkle In Time (CNS/Disney)

Based on the popular novel by Madeleine L’Engele, A Wrinkle in Time is a story of physics, maths, fantasy and mysticism. Source: ACOFB

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Cardinals Reinhard Marx (left) and Rainer Woelki, March 2017 (CNS/Sascha Steinbach, EPA)

Seven German bishops have written to the Vatican, asking for clarification on the question of Protestant spouses of Catholics receiving Holy Communion. Source: CNA.

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The HIPPY program focuses on early education in the home (Bigstock)

An early education program run by CatholicCare Social Services in Parramatta Diocese is helping disadvantaged families learn skills to give their children a brighter future. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Robo-debt program compares Tax Office and Centrelink income reports to find discrepancies (Bigstock)

The Turnbull Government's “robo-debt” program has been unlawfully raising debts with welfare recipients, wreaking “legal and moral injustice”, a former administrative appeals tribunal member has said. Source: The Age.

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Pope Francis addresses the crowd at the Vatican on Wednesday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis will issue a new apostolic exhortation on holiness on Monday, the Vatican has announced. Source: NCR Online.

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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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