Associate Professor Anna Ziersch (The Southern Cross)

Language, transport, cost and fear are just some of the barriers preventing refugees in the community from accessing much-needed dental services. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Oxfam Australia has released its annual list highlighting the state of inequality in the world’s distribution of wealth  (Oxfam Australia)

Australia’s rich keep getting richer, with the top 1 per cent having more than double the wealth of the entire bottom 50 per cent – or more than 12.5 million people – according to Oxfam. Source: ABC News.

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Demonstrators protest outside the UN offices in Tehran after the killing of General Qasem Soleimani (CNS/Nazanin Tabatabaee, West Asia News Agency via Reuters)

Catholic moral theologians are among a group that has called the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani a violation of the just war tradition. Source: Crux.

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The World Economic Forum is celebrating its 50th anniversary  (Vatican Media)

Everyone has the moral responsibility to seek the integral development of all people, but especially those who are in need, suffering injustice or whose lives are threatened, Pope Francis has told the World Economic Forum. Source: CNS.

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Paul Thigpen (TAN Books)

Hell is the final guarantee that what we do here and now really matters, says the author of a new book, Saints Who Saw Hell: And Other Catholic Witnesses to the Fate of the Damned. Source: Crux.

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Pope Francis (CNA/Lucia Ballester)

Pope Francis told US bishops their job is to step back from partisan politics and help their faithful discern political choices based on values. Source: America Magazine.

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Elijah with his mum Lynda (left) in Timor in 2019 (Australian Jesuits)

Eleven-year-old Elijah Slavinskis is proof that age is no barrier when it comes to putting one's faith into action. Source: Australian Jesuits.

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Claire Victory (St Vincent de Paul Society National Council)

The St Vincent de Paul Society has welcomed a special collection to be taken in Catholic parishes throughout the country this Australia Day weekend for the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.

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Joe Zabar (CSSA)

The not-for-profit sector must extend a hand to the Australian Public Service as it undertakes its journey of reform, writes Catholic Social Services Australia's Joe Zabar. Source: Pro Bono News.

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Road signs blackened by the Currowan Fire that ripped through communities on the NSW South Coast (ABC News/Jack De Groot, St Vincent de Paul Society)

The more than $250 million donated to charities for bushfire relief in recent weeks is “probably not enough” to repair the damage caused by blazes across the country, the head of St Vincent de Paul Society NSW said. Source: ABC News.

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People in Port au Prince, Haiti, walk past buildings destroyed by the earthquake in this 2010 photo (CNS/Eduardo Munoz, Reuters)

The response to the massive earthquake that hit Haiti 10 years ago was well-intentioned but did not bring about structural change that could have alleviated the country’s poverty, Catholic religious said. Source: Crux.

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The seminarians abducted from Nigeria’s Good Shepherd Major Seminary (Supplied)

A Nigerian seminarian who was abducted this month was freed by his kidnappers after 10 days in captivity. Three seminarians kidnapped with him remain in captivity. Source: CNA.

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Notre Dame University

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Proceeds from Mater Nappies help support specialised care for babies with complicated medical conditions (Mater Baby Products)

A Brisbane-based Catholic health organisation says sales of its disposable nappies are on the rise as parents and carers seek out a locally made product for young loved ones. Source: Herald Sun.

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St Pius X Adamstown students with the $5000 songwriting prize cheque (MNnews.Today)

Talented students from a Maitland-Newcastle Catholic school won a national songwriting competition for a tune that encourages teens to put down devices and connect with loved ones. Source: MNnews.Today.

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Cassandra Goldie (ACOSS)

Just 5 per cent of community sector staff believe they can completely meet service demand, a survey by the Australian Council of Social Service has found. Source: Pro Bono News.

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Michael Hutchinson before and after having his beard shaved to raise funds for his L’Arche community (The Catholic Leader)

Brisbane L’Arche community leader Michael Hutchinson shaved his beard of 38 years, raising $10,000 for the disability support organisation in the process. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro will move to rein in a Nationals MP who has convened a euthanasia legislation working group in the middle of the bushfire crisis. Source: The Daily Telegraph.

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Pope Francis during his visit to Auschwitz in 2016 (Vatican Media)

Recalling his 2016 visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Pope Francis yesterday condemned anti-Semitism in every form. Source: Vatican News.

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