Archbishop Frank Little (Melbourne Archdiocese)

The Archdiocese of Melbourne has been found to have ignored, dismissed or covered up allegations of child abuse by seven of its priests in a bid to protect the Church's reputation and avoid scandal, The Age reports.

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Pope Francis greets Bhaddanta Kumarabhivasma, chairman of the supreme council of Buddhist monks in Yangon, Myanmar (CNS/Max Rossi, Reuters)

Myanmar’s neighbours were watching the Pope’s recent visit closely, worried that the country's treatment of the Rohingya Muslims could inflame inter-religious conflicts in the region, writes Redemptorist Bruce Duncan.

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Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

Describing them as “authentic magisterium,” Pope Francis ordered the official publication of his letter to Argentine bishops on their guidelines for the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia, CNS reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Coptic Christians at a funeral for in Egypt in May (CNS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

A major ecumenical conference addressing Christian persecution in the Middle East and the Holy Lands is being held this week in Washington, The Tablet reports.

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Bishop Peter Ingham (ACBC)

Retiring Wollongong Bishop Peter Ingham says leading the Diocese for 16 years was "the privilege of my life", the Illawarra Mercury reports.

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Ron Huntley (Divine Renovation Network)

A “parish transformer” will be a keynote speaker at PROCLAIM 2018, the national conference that inspires, equips and encourages Catholic communities, reports the Brisbane Archdiocese.

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Scott McClellan, Fr Brian Lucas, Rob Edwards and UrsulaStephens (Catholic Mission)

Fundraisers from 10 Catholic organisations gathered at Catholic Mission’s office in North Sydney on Monday to learn more about the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s new Code of Conduct.

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Guadalupe devotees in Jackson, Mississippi, 2016 (CNS/Elsa Baughman, Mississippi Catholic)

People with a devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe have fewer health issues related to stress, according to a University of Alabama study, The Catholic Herald reports.

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The card stops funds being spent on drugs, alcohol and gambling (Indue)

Labor will vote against rolling out cashless debit cards across two new trial sites, putting at risk the program's expansion, News.com.au reports.

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Gillian Triggs last night (ABC)

Gillian Triggs, the former head of the Australian Human Rights Commission, has called the government's treatment of Manus Island detainees "inhumane", insisting the men be brought to Australia, Nine News reports.

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Young people will flock to ACYF this Thursday–Saturday (ACBC)

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival begins on Thursday. And everything indicates that the occasion will be, as the young are fond of saying, awesome, writes Peter Rosengren in The Catholic Weekly.

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A screenshot from The Pope Video for December (The Pope Video)

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network has released the latest Pope Video, reflecting Pope Francis' December prayer intention, which is for the elderly, Zenit reports.

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Tim Hammond (Facebook/Tim Hammond)

A Federal Labor MP says the potential repercussions of voluntary euthanasia “are too horrible to contemplate”, The West Australian reports.

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April 22, 2018 is World Day of Prayer for Vocations (CNS/Maria Grazie Picciarella)

Pope Francis yesterday released his message for the 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations, reflecting on the three aspects of every vocation: listening, discerning, and living, Vatican Radio reports.

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Stephen Elder (Melbourne Catholic)

Victorian Catholic schools will soon receive millions more in Commonwealth funding for students with a disability than state schools, The Age reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Motorbikes ready to take off on the 2017 Toy Run (Facebook/Vinnies SA)

Thousands of motorcyclists hit the road on Sunday for the Motorcycle Riders Association of South Australia’s annual Toy Run to benefit the St Vincent de Paul Society, The Advertiser reports.

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The retreat offers hope and healing to survivors of abuse (The Catholic Leader)

Grief to Grace retreat director Anne Sherston is changing the lives of abuse survivors, writes Emilie Ng in The Catholic Leader.

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An Alma Nun welcome Australian visitors (Paulie Stewart)

The Alma Nuns in East Timor’s capital of Dili tend to many of the nation’s disabled children, and are starting to be widely acknowledged for their amazing work, writes Paulie Stewart on the Jesuit Mission website.

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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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