Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (ucanews/Jire Carreon)

A bishop has admitted that Church leaders in the Philippines have failed to educate the conscience of Catholics, especially on social issues. Source: ucanews.com.

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Catholic Social Services Australia has released its federal election statement (ACBC/Jeremy Stuparich)

Indigenous Australians, those on the Newstart Allowance and asylum-seekers are among the groups of people Catholic Social Services Australia wants to be front and centre in the federal election campaign. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Commemorating Anzac Day (Bigstock Photo)

CathNews will not be published tomorrow due to the Anzac Day public holiday.

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The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre released its Cutting the Safety Net report yesterday (ASRC)

A major asylum-seeker support payment has been cut by 60 per cent over the past two years, putting thousands of people at risk of poverty, a new report warns. Source: Pro Bono News.

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A blood-stained statue of Christ in St Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka (CNS/Reuters)

The attacks in Sri Lanka were shocking but also horribly familiar, for we are now living through an unprecedented era of Christian persecution, writes Catherine Pepinster. Source: The Age.

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One of the Rosaries given by Pope Francis to young people from Milan (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis yesterday celebrated his name day by donating 6000 rosaries from World Youth Day to young people from the Archdiocese of Milan. Source: Vatican News.

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John Mills with the mortar shell altar vases (Catholic Voice/Chris Gordon)

In the space of just a few days, Australians will have celebrated and commemorated Easter and Anzac Day. Both events have special significance to Ardlethan parish in Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese. Source: Catholic Voice.

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Legislation which condones suicide will make things worse, not better (Bigstock)

Every human life is intrinsically valuable and has dignity that cannot be revoked by any individual or government, writes Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Fr Lionel Marsden on a mission in Japan (Marist Mission Centre)

What began as an idea amid suffering and death during the Second World War has become an organisation of enduring hope, with the Marist Mission Centre in Sydney celebrating its 70th anniversary.

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Sr Mary Gianna Thornby (CNA)

Many years before she entered religious life, Sr Mary Gianna Thornby was an ordinary student at Columbine High School in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis imparts his Apostolic Blessing at the Easter Urbi et Orbi (Vatican Media)

Only the power and joy of Christ’s resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and peace, Pope Francis said before giving his annual Easter blessing. Source: CNS.

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The Ballarat Diocese contribution to CASA will lift CASA

Ballarat Diocese is donating $300,000 to the Centre Against Sexual Assault to help the service work with abuse survivors across the city. Source: The Courier.

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Pope Francis and Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga at the Synod of Bishops on youth, October 2018 (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis’ reforms of the Roman Curia will see the creation of a new “super ministry” dedicated to evangelisation that will take precedence over the once-powerful Vatican doctrinal body. Source: The Tablet.

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Melbourne youth attend ACYF 2015 in Adelaide (Melbourne Archdiocese)

Melbourne Archdiocese is aiming to send 2500 young people to the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, set to take place in Perth from December 8-10. Source: The Record.

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin (CNS/John McElroy)

The Church in Ireland is “changing enormously” and will have to address serious problems in the future, according to Dublin’s Archbishop. Source: Crux.

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One of Sr Christina Mary’s landscapes (Hobart Archdiocese)

Stunning landscapes that “raise the soul to God” will feature in a one-day exhibition of works by a Carmelite nun. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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St Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka after the attack on Sunday (CNS/Reuters)

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge has expressed shock at Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka that have left hundreds dead. Source: ACBC.

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The survey of 1,000 voters suggests there is support across party lines to increase Newstart (Bigstock)

A majority of Coalition and Labor voters would support an increase to Newstart to “cover basic living costs and to help people search for jobs”, a new poll suggests. Source: The Guardian.

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