More than two million payment suspensions were given to welfare recipients in 2018-19 (ABC News/Michael Janda)

People on income support who accidentally breach their welfare requirements will be given extra time to fix the issue before having their payment suspended. Source: Pro Bono News.

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Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie in Radioactive (IMDB)

The key to any good film biography of a scientist is found in the montages that show the discovery or invention that gained the subject fame. On that score, Radioactive, the story of Marie Curie, does not disappoint. Source: CNS.

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Pope Francis and Cardinal Pietro Parolin (CNS/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

Pope Francis has requested that responsibility for financial funds and real estate assets, including a controversial London property, be transferred out of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. Source: CNA.

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Theodore McCarrick (CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz)

The Vatican’s report on how former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was able to rise through the American Catholic hierarchy despite reports of abuse is expected to be released within weeks. Source: NCR Online.

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Notre Dame University

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Healthcare workers in the Philippines (NASSA/Caritas Philippines)

Caritas Australia has welcomed the Morrison Government’s announcement of $500 million to assist in the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine in the Pacific and southeast Asia over the next three years.

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Ruthy Chileshe and Fr Anthoni Adimai SdM (The Southern Cross)

International students who are struggling to make ends meet during COVID-19 are being given a lifeline through a new program initiated by the Adelaide Cathedral parish. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Mercedes College students fill the Sunshine Packs with items for children in out-of-home care (The eRecord/Supplied)

Year 12 students from Perth’s Mercedes College spent their final weeks of secondary school filling backpacks with toys and clothing to be given to children living in out-of-home care and crisis accommodation. Source: The eRecord.

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Though attendance rates have declined, the report says most Australians consider themselves as religious or spiritual (Bigstock)

Religion and spirituality are becoming more important to Australians, according to a new report that could inspire Christian leaders to be more proactive in evangelisation and outreach. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Tasmania appears set to legalise voluntary euthanasia, as opponents scramble to secure a delay and protections for faith-based hospitals and aged care. Source: The Australian.

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Rival supporters outside a polling site in Houston, Texas, yesterday (CNS/Go Nakamura, Reuters)

The United States is in a state of uncertainty about the presidential race after election day, as counting of the vote continues, showing Democratic candidate Joe Biden ahead, but not by much. Source: CNS.

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A woman prays during Mass in London in July (CNS/Isabel Infantes, PA Images vis Reuters)

The Archbishop of Westminster and the Catholic bishops of England and Wales are calling for Catholics to join a “national shared moment of prayer” each day during England's COVID-19 lockdown. Source: The Tablet.

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Pope Francis at his general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace yesterday (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis has changed canon law to require a bishop to have permission from the Holy See prior to establishing a new religious institute in his diocese. Source: CNA.

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Notre Dame University

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COVID-19 has taken its toll on Australia’s not-for-profit organisations, with the majority set to make a financial loss this year. Source: The Australian.

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Professor Robert Carver (ACU)

Australian Catholic University has appointed Professor Robert Carver as the inaugural director of the ACU Ramsay Program in Western Civilisation.

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Paul Stevenson (The Catholic Leader)

The coronavirus pandemic is tending to “dial everything up to 11” in mental health, says Catholic psychologist Paul Stevenson. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Daniel Ang with his wife Sara and their children Isabella and Noah pray in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney (The Catholic Weekly)

In a new video ahead of the launch of Sydney Archdiocese’s new mission plan next month, Sydney Centre for Evangelisation director Daniel Ang has spoken of “the adventure of being a disciple of Christ”. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Bishop Shane Mackinlay at his episcopal ordination, October 16, 2019 (Sandhurst Diocese)

Looking back at photos of my ordination last October, it feels like another world – perhaps because it’s so long since any significant gathering of people has been possible, writes Sandhurst Bishop Shane Mackinlay.

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Sarah Moffatt and Fr James McEvoy at the forum (The Southern Cross)

Representatives from Adelaide parishes and communities gathered last month to reflect on the continuing journey to the Plenary Council. Source: The Southern Cross.

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