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Young people socially responsible (Bigstock)

Millennials, sometimes dubbed the “smashed avo” generation, might actually be more charitable and socially driven than any other previous age group, The Daily Telegraph reports.

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Program promotes eco friendly business (Bigstock)

A team of investors is mixing a Silicon Valley mindset with concern for God's creation with the launch of the Laudato Si Startup Challenge, the Deseret News reports.

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VincentCare provides three-tiered assistance (Pixabay)

Ron Boulter has lived with significant mental illness since he was a teenager, but a St Vincent de Paul independent living program is giving him back his life, the ABC reports.

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Br Robert Krishna OP

A remarkable journey will reach a new stage in Sydney on Saturday when Br Robert Krishna OP is ordained a priest by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at St Benedict’s, Broadway, The Catholic Weekly reports.

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Portrait of Pat Dodson (UNDA)

Notre Dame University will this week welcome home a replica of its favourite painting, a portrait of senator Pat Dodson by celebrated artist Zhou Xiaoping, after the original was donated to the National Gallery in Canberra two years ago, the University reports.

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Looking for holiness in our day (Bigstock)

A small act of kindness at a coffee shop served to soften the sharp edges of Cathy Jenkins’ day recently and remind her that we live in a world of unexpected blessing, she writes for melbournecatholic.org.au.

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SCHA says euthanasia model is flawed (Bigstock)

St Vincent’s Health Australia, Victoria’s biggest palliative care provider, will ban its hospitals, health centres and clinicians from performing assisted suicides if they are legalised, The Australian reports.

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More voters want a say on gay marriage (Pexels)

A new push within Coalition ranks to hold a free vote in parliament on same-sex marriage this year has been dealt a blow by a Newspoll showing voters are backing a national plebiscite, The Australian reports.

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Up to 300,000 people displaced (CNS)

The Bishops of the Philippines have called for "intra-faith dialogue" to fight "violent extremism" as government forces continue to battle terrorist gunmen in the southern city of Marawi, UCA News reports.

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Guests in the historic schoolhouse

The Penola community has celebrated 150 years since a very young St Mary MacKillop occupied the new St Joseph’s School in the South Australian town, the Mary MacKillop e-news reports.

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Holy Communion (Bigstock)

The Bishops of Australia have received a reminder from the Vatican about their responsibility to verify those who provide the bread and wine for the celebration of Mass, the ACBC Media Blog reports.

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The cross of St Bernadettes parish Castle Hill (supplied)

The Hills District, home of the mega Hillsong church, is still the Bible belt of Sydney but it’s the Catholics leading the way when it comes to numbers, The Hills Shire Times reports.

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Community values are changing (Bigstock)

There is an almost certain link between the generational decline in the Christian faith as guide to the common good and the collapsing relationship between the people and the political system, writes Paul Kelly in The Australian.

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St Pauls Outside the Walls, where Conaci is buried (Bigstock)

A 19-year-old-Aboriginal student from Brisbane has been named the inaugural Francis Xavier Conaci scholar, an initiative providing educational opportunities for young indigenous Australians, report The Sydney Morning Herald and Vatican Radio.

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Blessed Peter To Rot (Catholic Leader)

Papua New Guinea’s first indigenous person raised to beatification in the Church, Blessed Peter To Rot, will have a shrine built in his memory near Brisbane, The Catholic Leader reports.

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Program helps refugees to make contribution (Bigstock)

Iraqi and Iranian refugees are learning how to build a wooden rowing boat and contribute something to their new community in Victoria, the ABC reports.

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World leaders at the G20 summit

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies left the G20 summit on the weekend having failed to reach consensus on a range of issues, including climate change, The Australian reports.

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Cardinal George Pell (ACBC)

Cardinal George Pell has arrived back in Australia after returning from Rome to defend himself against charges of historical sex abuse offences, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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Bambino Gesù hospital, Rome (Wikimedia Commons)

The Vatican says it has worked hard to solve the problems at the papal pediatric hospital Bambino Gesù, CNA reports.

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Mass on Demand

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. 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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