Australian Jesuits are among the Catholic organisations to divest (Pixabay)

A coalition of international Catholic institutions yesterday announced its divestment from fossil fuels, according to the Global Catholic Climate Movement.

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The majority of elder abuse cases go unreported (Pixabay)

Financial abuse of the elderly is shockingly common in Australia and most often occurs within families. So how can we prevent elder abuse, asks Eileen Webb and Teresa Somes on The Conversation.

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Police on patrol in the Philippines (CNS/Mark R. Cristino, EPA)

Police officers in the Philippines wishing to expose the full extent of the government’s anti-drug killing spree have approached the Church for protection, Crux reports.

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A screenshot from the ABS postal survey campaign ad (ABS)

More than 50 per cent of registered voters have cast their ballot in the same-sex marriage survey, according to estimates released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), SkyNews Australia reports.

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Nives Vuchich (Broken Bay News)

Community care worker Nives Vuchich works with people and their families at one of the most precious and difficult times of their lives – dying, Broken Bay News reports.

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The newly-elected leadership team (Sisters of the Good Samaritan)

Sr Patty Fawkner has been elected as the new congregational leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, the order announced yesterday.

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Christine Robinson (UND)

Researchers at Notre Dame University are rewriting the playbook for early childhood educators in a bid to provide greater spiritual opportunities for children in Catholic classrooms and child care centres, the university reports.

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Farewell celebrations for CMI (Columban Mission Institute)

Friends, collaborators and staff of the Columban Mission Institute (CMI) came together in North Sydney last month for a celebration to mark the closing of the institute on October 10, the Columban Mission Society reports.

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Labor Senator Helen Polley (senatorhelenpolley.com.au)

Coalition MPs could turn religious freedoms into an election issue by warning that a vote for Labor would see more people trapped in an “intellectual and moral straitjacket” if same-sex marriage is legalised, The Australian reports.

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Emergency services respond to the shooting (CNS/Steve Marcus, Las Vegas Sun/Reuters)

America has experienced "yet another night filled with unspeakable terror", the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington has said following yesterday's deadly shooting attack in Las Vegas, CNS reports.

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Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv (ACBC)

Bishop of Parramatta Vincent Long OFM Conv has told a seminary reunion in Sydney that the model of an exalted, separate and elitist priesthood was "drawing its last breaths", The Tablet reports.

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The aged care review findings are due today (Bigstock)

Liberal frontbencher Ken Wyatt says the government is prepared for an overhaul of Australia's aged care system if findings of a review due to be released today deem it necessary, SkyNews Australia reports.

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Cardinal Raymond Burke (Supplied)

Pope Francis has reappointed Cardinal Raymond Burke as a member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura – the Holy See's highest court – three years after he was dumped as its prefect, CNA reports.

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The fake news theme was announced in a tweet (Bigstock)

Pope Francis will focus on the harmful effects of fake news and call for a journalism for peace, in his message for peace for World Communications Day next year, Vatican Radio reports.

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Proclaim 2018 will take place in Brisbane, 12-14 July next year (ACBC)

Brisbane Archdiocese will host the national Proclaim 2018 conference, which aims to inspire, equip and encourage parishes and Church communities to engage in evangelisation and renewal, the ACBC Media Blog reports.

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Children make up a quarter of internet users worldwide (Pixabay)

A pioneering international congress on the risks and challenges to children in the digital world and how to protect them from online sexual abuse is taking place in Rome this week, America Magazine reports.

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A student tries out the Mission in 360 goggles (Catholic Mission)

Virtual reality technology is making it easier for Australian students to learn and experience the work of Catholic Mission overseas, the organisation has announced.

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Pope Francis launches the Caritas Share the Journey campaign (CNS/Paul Haring)

The same hope that moves people to seek a better life also moves the hearts of men and women to welcome migrants and refugees with open arms, Pope Francis said yesterday, CNS reports.

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