A mother and child with a Good Samaritan Housing worker (The Good Oil)

Good Samaritan Housing in Brisbane offers women and children in need a “safety net” and a chance to move forward in life. Source: The Good Oil.

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Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis’s exhortation on the family should prompt discussion and even debate, but accusing him and others of heresy is out of place, said German Cardinal Walter Kasper. Source: CNS.

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Deacon Andrew O’Brien (Glenn Hunt)

Brisbane Deacon Andrew O’Brien is preparing to climb the tallest building in Australia so his outreach can continue to offer mateship to the homeless in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Swiss Guards march outside the Vatican bank, 2014 (CNS/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer on embezzlement charges, holding them responsible for losses of more than $79.3 million from real estate sales. Source: Catholic Herald.

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A 2016 protest at the Australian embassy in Dili over the gas dispute (Silvestre Pires Castro)

Today, the Timor Leste and Australian governments will sign a maritime boundary treaty at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This day has been a long time coming, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

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Cardinal George Pell leaves court yesterday (CNS/James Ross, Reuters)

Cardinal George Pell's lawyers have accused Victoria Police of failing to follow procedure in their investigation of him and of working under the presumption he was guilty. Source: ABC News.

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PNG locals displaced by the earthquake (Caritas/Milton Kwaipo)

Caritas Australia, together with its local partners, is supporting affected communities in Papua New Guinea’s central highlands following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck last week.

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The Manninen brothers have been denied access to the school bus service (The Southern Cross)

A number of Catholic school students in regional South Australia are being denied access to the local school bus two weeks into the first term. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Screenshot from the March prayer intention video (The Pope Video)

Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for March, which this month is “For formation in spiritual discernment”. Source: Vatican News.

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Annette Andrews with Namariq Alasaadi and Ropier Swidan (The Catholic Leader)

An art therapy program at a Brisbane Catholic school is helping Syrian and Iraqi refugees who escaped war find healing. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The hackathon aims to use technology to address social issues (Pixabay)

The Vatican will this week host its first “hackathon”, a collaborative computer programming event in which a group works under a tight deadline to find software or programming approaches to real-world problems. Source: CNA.

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Nicole Seekamp (The Southern Cross)

Adelaide Lightning MVP and Opals squad member Nicole Seekamp aims to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games but that hasn’t stopped her from staying focused on a higher calling. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Cardinal George Pell and Robert Richter QC outside court last July (CNS/Mark Dadswell, Reuters)

Cardinal George Pell will return to court in Melbourne today in a bid to clear his name of historical sexual offences. Source: Herald Sun.

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Pope Francis greets a Bambino Gesu hospital nurse, Rome, 2013 (CNS/LOsservatore Romano)

Pope Francis has thanked nurses for their valuable work and paid tribute to the Dominican nun who saved his life when he was a young man. Source: CNA.

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The petition calls for school chaplaincy funding to be increased (Access Ministries)

A push is on within the Turnbull Government to renew, and significantly boost, the "absolutely essential" school chaplaincy program in this year's budget. Source: Canberra Times.

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Pope Francis with an icon of Mary in the Basilica of St Mary Major (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has decreed that the ancient devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Mother of the Church, be inserted into the liturgical calendar. Source: Vatican News.

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Child migrants arrive on the SS Asturius in Fremantle, 1947 (The Record/Battye Library)

Thousands of child migrants who were sent to Australia from Britain after World War II are likely to be compensated for the abuse and neglect they suffered. Source: ABC News.

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Group photo outside the village home of Fr Francis Ly in My Tho, Vietnam (George Favacho)

In a quest to help the poor and needy of Vietnam, Perth priest Fr Francis Ly has led an entourage of parishioners to his homeland. Source: The eRecord.

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. 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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All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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