Mary O’Brien (The Catholic Leader)

A Queensland Catholic woman who “accidentally became an advocate for men’s health” is helping lower the suicide rate among rural men. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Not-for-profit institutions are eligible for JobKeeper if they have lost 15 per cent of their turnover (ATO)

Legal experts are split over the constitutionality of extending JobKeeper wage subsidies to priests, imams and rabbis, sparking a call for the federal Government to release the advice underpinning its decision. Source: The Age.

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A Palestinian demonstrator throws a tear gas canister near the Jewish settlement of Beit El during a protest on Wednesday against the annexation (/Mohamad Torokman, Reuters)

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with the United States and Israeli ambassadors to the Vatican to express concern that “possible unilateral actions” on their part would further jeopardise peace in the region. Source: CNS.

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Notre Dame University

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The confessionals at Perth’s St Mary’s Cathedral (The Record/Josh Low)

Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB is urging Catholics to make submissions on proposed state legislation that could require priests to break the confessional seal. Source: The Record.

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Dev Patel in The Personal History of David Copperfield (IMDB)

The Personal History of David Copperfield is an unorthodox interpretation of the 1850 Charles Dickens novel, David Copperfield. Source: ACOFB.

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Marie Valenzuela with volunteers Anne Marie Matuschka and Margaret Muller and the plans for new displays at Mary MacKillop Penola Centre (The Southern Cross)

Mary MacKillop Penola Centre’s new coordinator hopes the story of Australia’s first saint will have even more relevance when the South Australian centre reopens next month after COVID-19 forced its closure in March. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Crew from the MV Pioneer with welfare packs provided by Stella Maris Mackay (ACBC)

The hospitality they usually offer seafarers can’t be delivered on dry land, but the Stella Maris Seafarers Centre in Mackay is ensuring those working on vessels that come into port feel valued and supported. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd uses a hand-on approach to keep the faith (Hobart Archdiocese/Rohan Hutchinson)

A unique catechetical program for children is coming to Tasmania and the Hobart Archdiocese is seeking people to be involved in it. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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Pope Benedict XVI and Msgr Georg Ratzinger in the Sistine Chapel in 2009 (CNS/Vatican Media via KNA)

Pope Francis yesterday sent a letter conveying his condolences to retired Pope Benedict XVI after the death of his older brother, Georg. Source: Vatican News.

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Rev Prof Mark Francis (ACU)

The Australian Catholic University Centre for Liturgy will this month host a free online public lecture on liturgy and culture, livestreamed from Chicago.

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Nades and Priya Nadesalingam with their children, Tharunicaa and Kopika (Twitter/HometoBilo)

A friend of a Tamil family at the centre of a high-profile legal battle to stay in Australia says the mental health of the family's two young children is deteriorating as they wait for a new court date. Source: ABC News.

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Cardinal Joseph Zen (CNS/Bobby Yip, Reuters)

Hong Kong’s Cardinal Joseph Zen has said that while he will remain prudent, he is prepared to suffer arrest and trials under the Chinese territory’s sweeping new national security law. Source: UCA News.

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Cardinal George Pell (CNS/Paul Haring)

Cardinal George Pell said this week that the Church’s spiritual mission is no excuse for bad financial management. Source: CNA.

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Fr Augusto Zampini (Crux/Dicastery for Integral Human Development)

The world needs to create a new economic model, according to one of the heads of the Vatican’s COVID-19 crisis taskforce. Source: Crux.

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Notre Dame University

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Foodbank Victoria has seen an unprecedented rise in demand for food relief (YouTube/Foodbank Victoria)

A record 1.4 million Australians are relying on food banks amid fears the end of JobKeeper in September will see charities overwhelmed by migrants, students and the unemployed. Source: The Age.

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Msgr Georg Ratzinger (CNS/Michaela Rehle, Reuters)

Msgr Georg Ratzinger, a musician and retired Pope Benedict XVI’s elder brother, died yesterday at the age of 96. Source: CNS.

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Teacher librarian Mandy Greaves with the library collection (MNNews.Today)

Pages are turning in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle to make available one of New South Wales' largest religious library collections outside of Sydney. Source: MNNews.Today.

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Peter Johnstone (Google Images)

Catholics from reform groups across Australia and New Zealand met via Zoom last month to discuss the Plenary Council and Church governance. Source: The Southern Cross.

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