Andrzej Duda (centre) greets Sr Agnieszka Misiak CSFN at the John Paul II Hall, Marayong (Parramatta Diocese/Jordan Grantham)

More than 800 Polish-Australian Catholics gathered to see Polish President Andrzej Duda at John Paul II Hall in Sydney on Monday. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Pope Francis addresses opening the session of the World Meeting of Families (WMF/John McElroy)

The World Meeting of Families opened in Dublin yesterday, a three-day event that will bring together 37,000 people from 116 countries, including Pope Francis. Source: Crux.

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Simon Birmingham (left) and Michael Sukkar (Facebook)

Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, Michael Sukkar, is being mooted to replace Education Minister Simon Birmingham and build the bridges with the Church should Peter Dutton become prime minister. Source: The Australian.

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Pope Francis meets pilgrims at the general audience yesterday (Vatican Media)

The lives of the saints are attractive because they demonstrate the radical and authentic relationship with Christ each person is called to, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (ucanews/Jire Carreon)

A Filipino bishop has warned supporters of the Duterte Government’s war against illegal drugs, and those who refuse to speak against it, that their names will be written on the walls of Hell. Source: ucanews.com.

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A detail of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander acknowledgement plaque (NATSICC)

Dozens of Catholic organisations across Australia have installed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander acknowledgement plaques since their approval by the bishops in May. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Salesians in Kerala arranged boats to reach out to those affected by the floods (Salesian Missions)

Salesian Missions Australia has launched an appeal for the victims of severe floods in the Indian state of Kerala, which has been hit by its worst monsoon in almost a century.

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Sr Monica Cavanagh (CRA)

Catholic Religious Australia yesterday declared its strong support for Pope Francis’ Letter to the People of God on sexual abuse in the Church.

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Rebekah (left) and Rachel Allgrove (The Catholic Leader/Mark Bowling)

Labor introduced laws aimed at legalising abortion into the Queensland Parliament yesterday, despite latest polling that shows majority opposition among voters. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Our leaders’ approach to migrants and refugees has been far from welcoming (ACMRO)

During Migrant and Refugee Week, Catholics are asked to reflect on Pope Francis’ 2017 call to “welcome, protect, promote and integrate” migrants and refugees, write Carolina Gottardo and Nishadh Rego. Source: Eureka Street.

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Fr Michael Akaw (Abuja Archdiocese)

A priest who was gunned down at a supermarket in Nigeria on Sunday is not thought to have been specifically targeted, according to the Abuja Archdiocese. Source: Crux.

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Amoris Laetitia has been controversial since its released in 2016 (CNS)

In the preface to a new book, Pope Francis argues that Amoris Laetitia is in keeping with an understanding of Catholic tradition which develops in continuity with the past. Source: The Tablet.

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John Falzon (The Catholic Leader)

John Falzon has resigned as national chief executive of the St Vincent de Paul Society to seek federal Labor preselection, vowing to continue “the fight against inequality within parliament”. Source: Pro Bono News.

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Last year’s Cambodian Ride to Reach Out participants (Inspired Adventures)

Following the success of its inaugural Ride to Reach Out adventure in  Cambodia last year, Catholic Mission is trading in the bike and taking a hike in Myanmar in January.

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Greg Erlandson (CNS)

Greg Erlandson, the director and editor-in-chief of Catholic News Service, looks beyond the daily barrage of bad news engulfing the Church. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Archbishops Mark Coleridge (left) and Peter A. Comensoli (ACBC)

The Catholic bishops of Australia have welcomed Pope Francis’ letter to Catholics regarding sexual abuse in the Church. Source: ACBC.

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All Catholic women in Canberra and Goulburn are invited to attend (Bigstock)

Women of the Canberra and Goulburn Archdiocese have designed their own consultation event to contribute to the Plenary Council 2020 renewal process. Source: Catholic Voice.

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The six White Rose members executed by the Nazis (Melbourne Catholic)

Melbourne Catholic secondary college students will today reflect on the courage and sacrifice of the six White Rose anti-Nazi resistance movement members who were executed 75 years ago. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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