Opponents to the bill outside Parliament House yesterday (Twitters/Defining_Dying)

Victorian MPs have had another long night at Parliament House with the marathon debate on the assisted dying bill continuing overnight, SBS News reports.

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The protesters were from a multi-faith organisation (ARRCC)

Police charged five multi-faith protesters yesterday as a group blocked work on the Central Queensland rail line to be used to transport coal from the proposed Adani coal mine, The Catholic Leader reports.

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Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI (CNS/LOsservatore Romano)

The theological work and papal teaching of retired Pope Benedict XVI “continue to be a living and precious heritage for the Church,” Pope Francis said, reports CNS.

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Senate inquiry into aged care began yesterday (Bigstock)

Researchers at Victoria's Monash University has found thousands of nursing home residents have died premature and preventable deaths, ABC News reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Child pornography was allegedly found on a school computer (Pexels)

A Melbourne Catholic high school teacher has been charged with possession of child porn after staff allegedly found images on a school computer, the Herald Sun reports.

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Jay Weatherill at Rosary School yesterday(The Southern Cross)

Catholic schools in South Australia have welcomed a $19.8 million funding boost announced by the state government yesterday, The Southern Cross reports.

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The museum contains many Catholic artefacts (CNS/Tyler Orsburn)

Every museum has its controversies, but few topics have more potential pitfalls than the Bible and its history. The new US-based Museum of the Bible is no exception, reports the National Catholic Register.

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The bishops of England and Wales met last week (The Tablet/Ruth Gledhill)

The Bishops of England and Wales will continue to use the current translation of the Roman Missal, in spite of Pope Francis’ motu proprio restoring responsibility for liturgical translations to local churches, The Tablet reports.

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Rosemary Downes (Heart)

More than 100 women united for laughter, tears and spiritual rejuvenation at the Heart Women’s Catholic Conference in Sydney, The Catholic Weekly reports.

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Attorney-General George Brandis (ABC screenshot)

Parents could be allowed to remove their children from classes where non-traditional marriage is taught, under a major addition to the same-sex marriage bill being considered by Attorney-General George Brandis, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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Probe follows allegations in new book (CNS/Paul Haring)

The Vatican announced it had launched a new investigation into reports about sexual abuse in a pre-seminary for young adolescents run by the Diocese of Como, Italy, but located inside the Vatican, The Tablet reports.

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Some drivers have a poor sense of responsibility (Bigstock)

Putting the brakes on dangerous and distracted driving, Pope Francis criticised using mobile phones when at the wheel and treating roads like racetracks, CNS reports.

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Notre Dame University

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Facebook/Jacinda Ardern)

New Zealand and Australian officials have begun talks about screening processes for asylum-seekers left inside the Manus Island detention centre, NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said yesterday, SBS News reports.

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The dads of kids with special needs (St Lucys)

A group of dedicated Sydney fathers who have children with special needs have formed their own support and friendship group, The Catholic Weekly reports.

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Pope told doctors to care for the sick without shortening their life (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has condemned euthanasia, stating the 'intent to end life' is completely different from withdrawing excessive or inappropriate medical treatment, the Catholic Herald reports.

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Australian Catholic Media Council wants to hear from you (ACBC)

Time is running out for you to take part in the first Australian Catholic Media User Survey, the ACBC Media Blog reports.

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The statue of Mother Teresa at the foot of the crucifix (The Catholic Leader)

Mother Teresa longed to be at the feet of the crucified Christ and that is exactly where a group of Brisbane Catholics have put the Albanian saint, The Catholic Leader reports.

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Cardinal Charles Bo (CNS/Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

Cardinal Charles Bo has urged Pope Francis not to use the term “Rohingya” when he visits Myanmar next week, Crux reports.

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