Pope Francis and the Chilean bishops yesterday (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has thanked Chilean bishops meeting at the Vatican over the sexual abuse crisis for being open to changes in the “short, medium and long term”. Source: Crux.

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Philip Ruddock (Twitter/philipruddockmp)

Federal anti-discrimination laws would be strengthened to better protect religious beliefs under recommendations handed to the Turnbull Government. Source: The Courier Mail.

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Palliative care at Calvary Health’s Clare Holland House, Canberra (Calvary Health)

A retired major general and a palliative care expert have made their cases against euthanasia on the first day of an ACT inquiry into end-of-life choices. Source: Canberra Times.

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Archbishop Luis Ladaria and Cardinal Peter Turkson (CNS/Paul Haring)

Financial and economic decisions are also ethical decisions that can be virtuous or sinful, says a new Vatican document. Source: Catholic Herald.

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Dallas McInerney (CSNSW)

The Turnbull Government’s new school funding model is illogical and unfair, producing “some bizarre conclusions”, according to Catholic Schools NSW chief Dallas McInerney. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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All people, including young Catholics are invited to participate in the Plenary Council process (ACBC)

The first of two historic national gatherings to consider the future of the Catholic Church in Australia will be held in Adelaide in October 2020, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has announced. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Caritas is providing training in disaster-resistant building techniques in Nepal (Jennifer Hardy/CRS)

Three years after the Nepal earthquake that killed 9000 people and injured more than 22,000, Caritas Australia continues to restore infrastructure and livelihoods in the earthquake-prone country.

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Jason Clarke (centre) is Ted Kennedy in Chappaquidick (IMDB)

Chapaquiddick is an engrossing and factually-based account of a highly political incident involving one of America's most famous families. Source: ACOFB.

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The prayer resource is aimed at Catholic schools and ministries (Jesuit Communications)

Jesuit Communications is hoping the Holy Spirit will breathe new life in Catholic schools and ministries across Australia with a new prayer resource to be launched at Pentecost. Source: Australian Jesuits.

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Joerg Lehmannn (MNNews.Today)

Breast cancer patients will soon receive more precise and potentially life-saving radiation therapy thanks to a unique program being developed at Calvary Mater Newcastle. Source: MNnews.today.

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Rosalia Siswaty with a photo of her nephew Aloysius Bayu Rendra Wardhana (Ryan Dagur/ucanews)

Christians in Surabaya, Indonesia, say the community is struggling to recover from shock and loss following suicide attacks on three churches on Sunday. Source: ucanews.com.

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Pope Paul VI (Catholic Herald/PA)

Thirteen years before his death, Blessed Paul VI had written to the dean of the College of Cardinals, urging them to accept his resignation should be become seriously ill. Source: Catholic Herald.

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Sr Jan O’Grady (Open Support)

With National Volunteer Week just a week away, a community-based social welfare organisation in New South Wales is seeking people to join its ranks to help those in need. Source: Open Support.

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Mourners at the funeral of the eight-month-old baby who died after inhaling tear gas at the Israel-Gaza border (CNS)

Pope Francis has called for peace and dialogue in the Middle East, following increased violence during the transfer of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Source: CNA.

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Nursing homes may be required to report all ­serious incidents (Bigstock)

Mandatory reporting of abuse, unexplained injuries and neglect in aged care facilities could negatively impact on residents and create too much paperwork, aged care providers have told an inquiry. Source: The Courier Mail.

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Australians at the Neocatechumenal Way gathering outside Rome, May 5 (The Catholic Leader)

Evangelisation is a priority mission for the Church, Pope Francis told a mass gathering of members of the Neocatechumenal Way, including about 500 Australians. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Sr Mary Zita Duffy (The Good Oil)

For almost 25 years, Good Samaritan Sister Mary Zita Duffy has found joy through providing food for people in need in inner Melbourne. Source: The Good Oil.

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The Church has called for a rise in the minimum wage   (Unsplash/Clem Onojeghuo)

A decade of increases to the minimum wage did nothing to destroy jobs and actually increased hours worked, a new report has found. Source: News.com.au.

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Bishop Fernando Ramos Perez and Bishop Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Errazuriz at Monday

A Chilean bishop has acknowledged the damage inflicted on survivors of clerical sexual abuse and the mishandling of cases by church leaders in the country. Source: CNS.

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