Exorcism prayer books (CNS)

For the first time, researchers are collecting data on the ministry of exorcism with initial interviews showing that many exorcists feel isolated. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis with the then-superiors of the four main men’s branches of the Franciscan family at the Vatican in 2017 (CNS/Vatican Media)

Granting an exception to canon law, Pope Francis said male religious orders that are made up of both priests and brothers can choose one of the brothers to be a provincial superior or even the superior general. Source: Crux.

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The New South Wales upper house adjourned debate at midnight (NSW Parliament website)

Euthanasia is set to be legalised in New South Wales today, after a marathon debate in the upper house that lasted until midnight failed to produce a vote. Source: ABC News.

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Participants at the launch of Parramatta Diocese

The idea of “walking together” is the core image Pope Francis presented to the faithful when convoking the Synod on Synodality in 2021, writes Sr Grace Roclawska CSFN. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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(Campion College/Giovanni Portelli Photography)

Campion College has launched its early offer scheme, which allows year 12 students and non-high school leavers to secure their 2023 admission to the liberal arts college in Sydney's west.

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(Bigstock)

The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations has told the industrial umpire that wages of low-paid Australians should increase by 6.5 per cent to avoid children being ingrained in poverty. Source: The Age.

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Caritas has helped more than 800,000 people in Ukraine through providing temporary shelter and activities for displaced children, seen here in Ivano Frankivsk in Western Ukraine (Caritas Australia)

Caritas Australia has raised more than $3.5 million for the people of Ukraine through an appeal launched shortly after Russia invaded the country in February.

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Pope Francis at his general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has praised the way people have faced the trials and losses in their lives with a firmness of faith in God’s promises and love. Source: CNS.

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Global Prayer for China week begins on May 22 (Supplied)

An online global forum has appealed to Christians around the world to take part in a week-long prayer for the Church and the people of China. Source: UCA News.

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(Melbourne Catholic)

Liturgical scholars need to be more attentive to the social sciences when attempting to answer the ongoing questions about the proper celebration of the Roman rite, according to a liturgical studies expert. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Cardinal Pietro Parolin launches the Catholic Military Connect app at the Vatican (CNS/Tweeting with God)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin has encouraged men and women in the military to download a new app designed to connect them to the Catholic faith and provide the consolation of prayer in times of war and uncertainty. Source: Crux.

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A boy carries timber for a mine tunnel in a remote gold mining community in the Philippines (CNS/Paul Jeffrey)

Poverty and inequality, which are major factors in child labour exploitation, must be addressed, Pope Francis has said in a written message. Source: CNS.

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Thea Ormerod and Professor Neil Ormerod will speak at the event on May 28 (Broken Bay Diocese)

Broken Bay Diocese is answering Pope Francis’ call to take “swift and unified global action” in response to environmental degradation and climate change, hosting an event to help communities care for the environment in practical ways.

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Madonna King (CSPA)

Catholic School Parents Australia has welcomed award-winning journalist, author and media commentator Madonna King as the new chair of its national council.

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Robbie Crawford (far right) with Build Up Tassie participants (Hobart Archdiocese/Mark Franklin)

Initiatives such as Centacare Evolve Housing’s “Build Up Tassie” are essential to the community and offer young people the opportunity to turn their lives around, according to the program’s new coach. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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Fred Nile and Greg Donnelly (Fred Nile website and ABC News/Leah White)

Euthanasia opponents have tabled more than 100 last-minute amendments before the New South Wales upper house has its final vote today on euthanasia legislation. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Anglicare has released new analysis on cost of living pressures (Bigstock)

A full-time worker on the minimum wage has just $29 left each week after essential expenses, while a family of four bringing in the same rate of pay is actually $24 short of what they need to get by. Source: The Australian.

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The Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, after the deadly shooting on May 15 (CNS/David Swanson, Reuters)

The United States Catholic bishops have appealed for “an honest dialogue rooted in Christ” about the “persistent evil of racism” after two mass shootings. Source: CNA.

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