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Marist180 needs foster carers for teenagers (Pexels)

Marist180 and other not-for-profit agencies are warning the lack of foster carers — especially for older children and teenagers — is reaching crisis level in some parts of Sydney, ABC News reports.

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The book covers a 40 year period of the life of St John Paul II (The Record)

In God’s Hands: The Spiritual Diaries of John Paul II gives an insight into one of the greatest minds the Church has seen, writes Josh Low in The Record.

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David Miller (The Catholic Leader/Mark Bowling)

David Miller is an Aboriginal man who wasn’t raised in his people’s traditional ways and he wonders how different his life may have been, The Catholic Leader reports.

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Learning at the special education unit (The Southern Cross/Nat Rogers)

The education requirements of children with autism vary greatly and there is a need to support different learning settings, says the head of South Australia's only Catholic primary school with a special education unit, The Southern Cross reports.

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Homelessness is on the rise in Canberra this winter (Bigstock)

There has been a 600 per cent spike in demand for overnight shelter at Safe Shelter ACT so far this winter, The Canberra Times reports.

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Charlie Gard (CNS/family handout)

UK doctors will not allow the Pope's children's hospital in Rome to care for infant Charlie Gard, whose parents were denied permission to take him to America for experimental therapy in a last-ditch effort to save his life, Crux reports.

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2019 World Youth Day song reflects the Marian theme (WYD)

The Archdiocese of Panama has released the official theme song of the next World Youth Day, to be held in Panama in 2019, CNA reports.

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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Universities have taken aim at Education Minister Simon Birmingham’s higher education reform package in submissions to a Senate inquiry, The Australian reports.

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Anne Hughes rsm and Bev Crethar (Sisters of Mercy)

As Christmas-in-July celebrations begin, one parish-based operation is churning out plum puddings, the Sisters of Mercy report.

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The loss of Christianity is not a cause for celebration or apathy (Pixabay)

The very foundation of Western civilisation, liberal democracy, is at risk when we deny the teachings of Jesus, writes Jennifer Oriel in The Australian.

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The graduates and trainers (Centacare WA)

Centacare WA, a Perth-based Catholic employment and training service, is helping disadvantaged members of the local community gain valuable qualifications to secure employment, with extraordinary success, the agency reports.

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NAIDOC Week is celebrated this week, July 2-9 (Pixabay)

The National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week originated in the conviction that the Australia Day celebration presented a one-sided image of Australia's history, writes Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street.

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Family violence leave will be unpaid (Bigstock)

Paid family violence leave has been rejected by the Fair Work Commission but it agrees unpaid leave should be available to affected employees, News.com.au reports.

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A South Sudanese woman waits to register for a food program (CNS)

An audit of Australian social media accounts referencing the growing famine in Africa has shown "ignorant and ugly" attitudes to the crisis, writes Adam Gartrell in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Emeritus Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil SDB (Crux/Salesian News Agency)

Hindu nationalists are using “the conversion bogey” to harass Christians and other religious minorities in India, says an Indian Emeritus Archbishop, Crux reports.

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Changes afoot at ABC Radio religious programming (Pixabay)

Religious leaders have criticised a plan by the ABC to replace its executive producer of religion and elevate a non-specialist to the once prestigious post, The Australian reports.

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Morale is low among priests in Ireland (CNA/Lauren Cater)

At least eight priests in Ireland have committed suicide in the past 10 years, according to recent reports given at meetings of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP), CNA reports.

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The Reichstag building in Berlin, where parliament meets (Flickr/jan zeschky)

Berlin Archbishop Heiner Koch expressed his regret after the German parliament voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, saying it had abandoned the fundamental characteristics of marriage, CNA reports.

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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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