Cardinal Daniel DiNardo (CNS/Bob Roller)

Pope Francis will meet the president and vice-president of the US bishops’ conference at the Vatican tomorrow to discuss the clergy sexual abuse scandal and revelation of allegations against ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Source: NCR Online.

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The new Apostleship of the Sea national committee (ACBC)

The Church’s missionary work to serve the needs of seafarers has received a much-needed boost with the commissioning of a new national body. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan leads a procession at the restored Aleppo cathedral (CNS/Syriac Catholic Patriarchate)

In the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, the Syriac Catholic Patriarch has proclaimed that “the will of life has overcome death; hope and security have overcome despair and chaos. Our people have overcome.” Source: Crux.

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ACU vice-chancellor Greg Craven (ACU)

The Australian Catholic University may close down its Institute of Social Justice in Sydney, where students and academics now canvass questions of religion, secularism and human rights. Source: The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae (Vatican Media)

“The Great Accuser” is trying to uncover bishops’ sins in order to scandalise the people, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Catholic Herald.

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Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. (Parramatta Diocese)

Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. has joined other faith leaders in denouncing Australia's indefinite detention of refugees and asylum-seekers on Nauru and Manus Island. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Families of dementia patients are encouraged to take part in the Montessori approach (VMCH)

More commonly associated with early childhood education, the Montessori method is being used to support older Australians living with dementia. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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The report said the majority of older homeless people are men but more older women are also experiencing homeless.(Bigstock)

The number of older Australians who are homeless has grown significantly in the past decade, according to a new report. Source: News.com.au.

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Vickie Chapman (left) and Connie Bonaros (Vickie Chapman and SA Best)

A push to jail priests who fail to report suspected child abuse when it's revealed through confession has been called “unnecessary” and “discriminatory” by South Australia’s Attorney-General Vickie Chapman. Source: ABC News.

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A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky in Grossmugl, Austria (CNS/Heinz-Peter Bader, Reuters)

The Vatican has long pondered the cosmos from afar but now it’s studying how to care for space bits that fall to Earth with a conference on meteorites, cosmic dust, stardust and extraterrestrial samples. Source: Crux.

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Cardinals attend morning Mass celebrated by Pope Francis yesterday (CNS/Vatican Media)

The Vatican is planning a response to allegations made against Pope Francis by a former nuncio regarding his handling of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, his cardinal advisors said. Source: CNS.

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Federal Parliament recites the Our Father before each sitting (Wikimedia)

A proposal to abandon formal prayer in the Senate has been strongly opposed by Australia’s Catholic bishops. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Notre Dame University

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Annie Hunter (Australian Catholic University)

Victorian poet Annie Hunter is the winner of the 2018 ACU Prize for Poetry for her entry, Anthea Noctua. Source: Australian Catholic University.

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Tom, Angus, Karl and Isaac Morris at the menALIVE breakfast (The Catholic Leader/Mark Bowling)

After more than 30 years in financial services and wealth management, Karl Morris admits his profile has never been higher. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Hare Haro hugs nurse Tracey Foster (ABC News/Dylan Anderson)

A medical team comprised of volunteers from a Catholic hospital in Melbourne has performed life-saving brain surgery on a single mother from Papua New Guinea. Source: ABC News.

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Sheree Limbrick (CPSL)

Catholic Professional Standards Ltd has released feedback on the draft National Catholic Safeguarding Standards ahead of the release of the final document later this year.

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Congress animators, from left: Senator Pat Dodson, Kirsty Sword Gusmao, Fr Frank Brennan SJ and Emma Alberici (EREA)

Educators from one of Australia’s largest Catholic school bodies have committed to helping their students and staff “seek new ways to be the inclusive, compassionate face of Christ in the world”. Source: EREA.

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The silence of suicide needs to be replaced by conversation (Bigstock)

Suicide Prevention Week draws our attention to people whose hold on life is fragile, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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