Bishop Karol Kulczycki SDS at St Mark’s Cathedral in Port Pirie yesterday (The Southern Cross)

The diversity and unity of the vast Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie was on show for a worldwide audience at the installation ceremony of Bishop Karol Kulczycki SDS yesterday. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Women opposed to euthanasia in the Netherlands hold a sign that says ‘Life is in God’s hands’ (CNS/Michael Kooren, Reuters)

A Dutch cardinal says proposals to amend Dutch law to allow the euthanasia of children represent the latest descent down the “slippery slope” of the killing of patients by doctors. Source: Crux.

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The meeting marked the 55th anniversary of a Vatican document on interreligious dialogue (Bigstock)

Members of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry met online for their 22nd annual “Conversation” last week. Source: Australian Jewish News.

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Participants slept out in their cars, on their couches or in their backyards (Vinnies NSW)

The hard work and generosity of more than 200 participants across New South Wales has raised more than $135,000 – and counting – to help address homelessness in local communities. Source: Vinnies NSW.

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Cardinal Peter Turkson (CNS/Paul Haring)

The rise of popular movements around the world is proof that today’s profit-driven economic system fails to place human dignity at its centre, said Cardinal Peter Turkson. Source: CNS.

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As CatholicCare Victoria, the combined agencies will have enhanced capabilities to respond to those in need (CCS)

Victoria’s bishops have announced the merging of CatholicCare Melbourne and Gippsland, Centacare Ballarat and CatholicCare Sandhurst, to form a new entity: CatholicCare Victoria. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Staff wellbeing and mental health are major challenges for many charities and not for profits (Bigstock)

Staff and volunteers across the social sector are feeling anxious, stressed and overwhelmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with new research showing many people in the sector are struggling to take good care of themselves. Source: Pro Bono News.

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Pope Francis delivers his general audience address in the Paul VI Audience Hall yesterday (CNA/Pablo Esparza)

Pope Francis said yesterday that he asks for St John Paul II’s intercession for all hearts to be inspired with a respect for life and prays for strength for those who welcome life with heroic love. Source: CNA.

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Tricia O’Keeffe with her brother Danny (The Bridge)

Tricia O’Keeffe claims she is “just an ordinary person”, but to the Faith and Light communities she is a dedicated advocate for those living with an intellectual disability. Source: The Bridge.

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The program supports women to study at recognised theological institutions (Bigstock)

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are inviting Catholic women to apply for the Study and Mentoring Leadership Program, which offers financial and personal support while undertaking theological studies. Source: The Good Oil.

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Masses in Tasmania will continue to be celebrated in line with Government directions on COVID-19 (Hobart Archdiocese)

The practice of the Catholic faith in Tasmania has largely returned to normal with the reinstatement of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in by Supreme Court judge Clarence Thomas at the White House on Monday (CNS/Tom Brenner, Reuters)

Catholic bishops, academics and policy experts in the United States have hailed the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Source: CNA.

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Islamic scholar Haqqani reciting the Quran immediately before the blast (Twitter)

Church leaders in Pakistan are offering condolences to the victims of an explosion that killed seven people at a religious school near the Afghan border yesterday. Source: UCA News.

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Scott Morrison during Question Time yesterday (Facebook/Scott Morrison MP)

Scott Morrison has given his strongest indication yet that JobSeeker payments for the unemployed will continue to be paid at an elevated rate beyond this year. Source: SBS News.

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Practice development nurse Gabriella Nesci in the Catholic Health Australia thank you video (CHA)

Catholic Health Australia is paying tribute to the 80,000 hospital and aged care workers across its network for their extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 crisis with a series of new films. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Fr Pat Lopresti is congratulated by fellow priests following his ordination at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Adelaide on Saturday (The Southern Cross/Ben Macmahon)

The ordination of Adelaide Archdiocese’s newest priest, Fr Pasquale (Pat) Lopresti, at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Saturday was an opportunity to celebrate the “great generosity of God”. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Francis Sullivan (Melbourne Catholic/Fiona Basile)

Francis Sullivan has been elected the new chair of Catholic Social Services Australia Ltd during the first meeting of the entity since its recent consolidation.

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Tom Powell (Red Dust Healing)

A research report on environmental changes in Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific countries has found local indigenous communities are experiencing severe impacts as a result of a changing climate. Source: Caritas Australia.

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