South Korean President Moon Jae at the Vatican with Cardinal Pietro Parolin (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis, at a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Vatican yesterday, said he is willing to visit North Korea. Source: CNS.

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The Synod of Bishops on youth will conclude at the end of month (CNS)

Australian Catholic students have asked the Youth Synod to address “ambiguity” over Church teaching on issues such as contraception and Communion for the remarried. Source: Catholic Herald.

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A volunteer serves a meal at St Canice’s Kitchen (ABC Sydney/Harriet Tatham)

At 10am sharp, a dozen volunteers surrounded by donated produce don aprons to prepare for lunch for 130 people at St Canice’s Kitchen in Sydney’s Kings Cross. Source: ABC News.

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Leo Vandenberg (The Southern Cross)

Adelaide Cathedral parishioner Leo Vandenberg is proving age is no barrier when it comes to serving God. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in First Man (Universal Studios/Storyteller Distribution Co/Daniel McFadden)

This film has its flaws, but First Man is the closest cinema has come to portraying the intoxicating and maddening horror of space travel. Source: ACOFB.

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Emmanuel Nathan (ACU)

An Australian academic has been appointed to an international commission that works to promote ecumenical progress between the Catholic and Anglican faiths. Source: ACU.

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Gladys Berejiklian and Pru Goward (Facebook)

The New South Wales Government has committed an extra $127 million to help implement key recommendations from the child sexual abuse royal commission. Source: The Daily Telegraph.

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Pro-life advocates gathered outside Parliament House last weekend (The Catholic Leader/Alan Edgecomb)

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has questioned the integrity of the conscience vote that saw the Queensland Parliament pass legislation to decriminalise abortion on Wednesday. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The Church wants to retain the right to employ teachers that uphold key values (Bigstock)

The Church is warning that religious schools risk losing the right to employ only staff who uphold their key values if federal Parliament winds back anti-discrimination exemptions for teachers. Source: The Australian.

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About 240,000 Australians use residential aged care annually (Bigstock)

Labor says the aged care sector needs more funding and a “culture change” if it is to be improved for the long term. Source: News.com.au.

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Youth representatives at the Synod of Bishops use digital media (Vatican News)

Digital media and the Church have this week emerged as a theme in talks dedicated to accompaniment at the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. Source: CNS.

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Pope Francis arrives in Lithuania in September, where he met with the Jesuits (CNS/Paul Haring)

Speaking to his brother Jesuits in Lithuania last month, Pope Francis solicited their support in moving forward the work of the Vatican II. Source: Crux.

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Pope Francis is focusing on the Ten Commandments during his weekly general audience at the Vatican (CNA/Daniel Ibanez)

If a person is angry or has hate toward another person, it is like they have killed him or her in their heart, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Queensland parliamentarians who voted for the bill stand and cheer after the legislation passed yesterday (ABC News)

Abortion will no longer be a crime in Queensland, after state MPs voted last night to remove it from the criminal code. Source: Brisbane Times.

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian addresses the Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast (Twitter/ACUMedia)

Faith leaders and parliamentarians came together yesterday for Australian Catholic University's annual Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast at Parliament House in Sydney. Source: ACU.

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Prison Sunday was instigated by Pope Francis in 2016 (ACBC)

Inspired by the Church's Year of Youth in Australia, the focus of Prison Sunday on November 11 will be youth justice and juvenile detention. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Fr Peter Lamont in Lamont tartan (Parramatta Diocese)

Parramatta priest Fr Peter Lamont is the 29th hereditary Chief of Clan Lamont, a Scottish Highland clan. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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The thunderstorm caused this tree to fall at a Gympie nursery (Facebook/K and M Nurseries)

“Just awful” was the way Fr Chukwudi Chinaka described the scene as he drove around his country Queensland parish inspecting the damage left by wild storms last week. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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