Paolo sits next to Pope Francis after the boy spontaneously walked on to the stage during the weekly general audience yesterday (CNS/Remo Casilli, Reuters)

Pope Francis had a special guest help him illustrate the meaning of Christian freedom when a young boy wandered onto the stage during his general audience yesterday and made himself at home. Source: CNS.

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Students participate in NAIDOC Week celebrations at St Joseph’s Primary School, Kingswood (Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta)

Just days after big wins at the New South Wales Training Awards, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta is celebrating again after winning two Australian Council for Educational Leaders NSW Awards. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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The proposed legislation could affect charities

A Morrison Government plan to strengthen the ability of the charities regulator to investigate and penalise activist organisations faces a new roadblock, with One Nation identifying problems with the proposed shake-up. Source: The Australian.

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Notre Dame University

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Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia (centre) and Archbishop Max Leroy Mésidor of Port-au-Prince with city residents (CNS/Pontifical Academy for Life)

The world can no longer ignore the suffering of the people of Haiti, an island that has been exploited and pillaged by wealthier nations for centuries, says the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Source: Crux.

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Artful Dodger Studios, Collingwood (Upstart/Luke Lay)

The term “social services” is usually associated with health care centres, education facilities and mental health programs. But at Artful Dodgers, social services takes on a whole new meaning. Source: Upstart.

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St Vincent’s Hospital in Lismore (The Catholic Weekly)

Australia’s only diocesan owned and operated hospital, St Vincent’s in Lismore, is this year celebrating its centenary. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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The annual report can be downloaded from the Bishops Conference website (Supplied)

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has published its inaugural annual report, outlining the key activities undertaken by the various parts of the Bishops Conference. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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There will be no godfathers named in the Italian archdiocese of Catania for the next three years due to a decree issued by the archbishop. Source: CNA.

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The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has welcomed the Perrottet Government’s announcement that it will invest almost $500 million in accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence.

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The research report covers April 2020 to June 2021 (Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand)

New Good Shepherd research commissioned for Anti-Poverty Week 2021 has revealed that more than a third of all working Australians continued to be negatively financially affected in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Flowers and a balloon outside the church where Sir David Amess was stabbed while meeting constituents on October 15 (CNS/Andrew Couldridge, Reuters)

An English bishop yesterday called for greater recognition of the last rites as an “emergency service” in the wake of the killing of British MP Sir David Amess. Source: CNA.

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ACU health students will undertake practical placements with CatholicCare, with a special focus on serving marginalised clients (123RF)

A new partnership between Australian Catholic University and CatholicCare in the Sydney Archdiocese aims to embed Catholic social teaching in a more practical way in some ACU undergraduate programs. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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The updated Click to Pray app has added features, including notifications to remind users to pray (CNS/Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network)

The Synod of Bishops office, the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network and the women’s International Union of Superiors General have joined forces to build a global community of people praying for the Synod and each other. Source: Crux.

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Notre Dame University

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Fr Hans Zollner SJ (Vatican Media/ANSA)

The Church’s leading institute for safeguarding and child protection has expanded with a revamped mission to provide a “culture of care for all human beings”. Source: NCR Online.

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The program aims to teach students critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration and entrepreneurialism (Bigstock)

A Catholic secondary school in Melbourne’s west is taking part in Australia’s first dedicated eSports entrepreneurial program, using competitive video gaming to teach students 21st-century skills. Source: Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools.

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A person’s wealth or lack thereof should not be the determining factor when it comes to receiving health care, Pope Francis said on Monday. Source: CNS.

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Jae Lah-Youn from Brisbane’s Darra Parish performs alongside Evangelisation Brisbane’s Emma Fradd at The Psalm Project launch (The Catholic Leader)

Young Catholic songwriters in Brisbane have blended sweet new melodies with ancient psalms to produce an album that just might shoot to the top of driving playlists or prove popular at home or at prayer. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The proposed legislation is still expected to be debated in the New South Wales lower house this year (Bigstock)

A vote on euthanasia laws in New South Wales has been unexpectedly delayed until next year, with the bill yesterday being referred to an upper house committee. Source: The Australian.

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