Fr Lucien Ambunga celebrates Mass after recovering from Ebola (Rome Reports)

A priest who was quarantined after he contracted Ebola has recovered and returned to his parish in Itipo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Source: Rome Reports.

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Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square yesterday (CNA/Daniel Ibáñez)

The Ten Commandments are not heartless rules imposed by an oppressive God, but are words given by a father to his children in order to protect them from harm, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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The overhaul would deliver a win for the Catholic sector (Bigstock)

Commonwealth payments to non-government schools would be determined by the income tax paid by parents at that school under a new funding model to be recommended to the Turnbull Government. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Notre Dame University

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Greg Hunt and Sr Mary-Lynne Cochrane at the Painaustralia AGM (Painaustralia)

It hasn't always been easy for Good Samaritan Sister Mary-Lynne Cochrane to speak publicly about her experience living with chronic pain. Source: The Good Oil.

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Pope Francis (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis said he stands with the United States bishops who have condemned a policy on immigration that has led to children being separated from their parents. Source: CNS.

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Fatema, 18, is a Rohingya refugee living in Bangladesh (Caritas Australia)

Caritas Australia has joined Pope Francis’ call to promote the rights and the protection of refugees and migrants this week in a Global Week of Action to coincide with World Refugee Week.

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Sr Monica Cavanagh (left) and Sr Ruth Durick (CRA)

At a national gathering of members yesterday, Catholic Religious Australia elected Josephite Sister Monica Cavanagh as its new president.

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St Aloysius Gonzaga (Australian Jesuits)

The life of St Aloysius Gonzaga demonstrates the cost and resilience involved in being countercultural, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Australian Jesuits.

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Tasmanian government at odds with Church over issue (CNS/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier)

Tasmania is the latest state to declare priests will be required to report allegations of child abuse, even those made in the confessional, and could face criminal charges for failing to do so. Source: The Mercury.

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The relic of Pope St Clement (Catholic Herald/Enviro Waste)

A bone of Pope St Clement I that was found by a London waste disposal company has been given to Westminster Cathedral. Source: Catholic Herald.

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Pope Paul VI  at the World Council of Churches, Geneva, 1969 (CNS)

When Pope Francis arrives in Geneva tomorrow to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the World Council of Churches, he will be following in the footsteps of his predecessors. Source: Crux.

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Lana Turvey-Collins (second from left) discusses the Plenary Council with Townsville Diocese members (Neil Helmore)

Townsville is the latest diocese to host members of the Plenary Council 2020 facilitation team as Catholics around the country are encouraged to participate in conversations to help shape the Council’s agenda. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Sr Patricia Fox at a vigil on Monday for slain priests (CBCP News/Richard De Leon)

A spate of priest killings in the Philippines has sparked a difficult debate over whether clerics should carry guns. Source: The Australian.

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Archbishop Philip Wilson outside court yesterday (Crux/Darren Pateman/AAP-AP)

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson will be sentenced next month for concealing historical child sexual abuse after a magistrate reserved his decision at a hearing yesterday. Source: ABC News.

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A shelter for unaccompanied minors in Brownsville, Texas (CNS/Callaghan O’Hare/Reuters)

Catholic bishops in the US have urged the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek asylum in the US from their home countries, largely in Central America. Source: CNS.

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Erin Kennedy with her environmentally-friendly shopping bags (The Catholic Leader)

As Queensland and Western Australia prepare for a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, Catholics are being urged to think more broadly about giving up harmful, single-use plastic items to protect the environment. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Kate Eversteyn (CPSL)

A nationwide consultation on new Church child safeguarding standards has begun, with 80 people attending sessions last week in Hobart, Ballarat and Melbourne. Source: Catholic Professional Standards Ltd.

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Participants at the pre-synodal gathering at the Vatican in March (Vatican News)

The Vatican document outlining the initial working positions for October’s global meeting of Catholic bishops on the needs of young people focuses on how the Church can better help youth deal with 21st-century challenges. 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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