Almost 60 per cent of elder abuse incidents reported in Victoria between April and June involved an adult son or daughter against at least one parent (Bigstock)

Older Victorians were more likely to be physically harmed or suffer financial or emotional abuse from relatives during the state’s coronavirus lockdowns than ever before. Source: The Age.

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Buildings, including the White House, were being fenced or boarded up in anticipation of violence (CNS/Rhina Guidos)

As both the Trump and Biden campaigns are relying on Catholic voters to carry them to victory in today’s US election, bishops across the country are encouraging civility, regardless of the results. Source: NCR Online.

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Armed police officers at the site of wreath-laying ceremony in Vienna yesterday following the deadly shooting spree on Monday (CNS/Leonhard Foeger, Reuters)

Pope Francis and Church leaders in Austria have expressed dismay and sorrow after terrorist attacks that left at least five dead in central Vienna. Source: CNS.

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Dr John McLaughlin, Richard Haddock and Margaret Somerville with Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP (The Catholic Weekly/Alphonsus Fok)

A retired judge, a parish stalwart, a company director and an international bioethicist have received papal honours for their service to the Church and society. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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The poster for the new documentary on Pope Francis (Vatican Media)

The Vatican Secretariat of State has sent an explanatory note to nuncios around the world insisting that when Pope Francis spoke about civil unions, he was not changing or challenging Church doctrine. Source: The Tablet.

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Dr David Kirchhoffer (The Catholic Leader)

An economy that excludes people from participation or that means some have no choice but to engage in degrading working conditions cannot be said to be a morally good economy, writes David Kirchhoffer. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Brad Hocking (St Vincent de Paul Society SA)

Brad Hocking is the youngest person appointed to the role of state president of the St Vincent de Paul Society in South Australia.

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Typhoon destruction in the Philippines (NASSA/Caritas Philippines)

Caritas Australia’s partners are monitoring the effect of Super Typhoon Goni which has struck the Philippines and will soon hit Vietnam, one week after Typhoon Quinta struck both countries.

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The disability royal commission released its interim report on Friday (Disability royal commission website)

The chair of the disability royal commission is asking for a 17-month extension to the inquiry, after an interim report acknowledged COVID-19 had caused “substantial interruptions”. Source: Pro Bono News.

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The Melbourne Cup (Bigstock)

CathNews takes a break tomorrow for the Melbourne Cup public holiday. Our next issue will be published on Wednesday, November 4.

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The campaign will be launched on TV, radio, in shopping centres and venues, online and through social media (Health.gov.au)

The Morrison Government is again urging Australians to take care of their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, launching a new campaign that will be translated into 15 languages. Source: SBS News.

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Lara Alexander says Vinnies has moved donation bins inside Tasmanian stores to decrease the amount of rubbish being dumped in them (ABC News/Manika Champ)

Charities in Tasmania are being inundated with rubbish after the COVID-19 lockdown, with people asked to donate only what they would buy. Source: ABC News.

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A scene from one of the Catholic Health Australia videos (CHA)

A series of heart-warming videos from Catholic Health Australia thanking frontline COVID-19 heroes during the pandemic have been rejected by YouTube. Source: Herald Sun.

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The graduating students of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr School, Wadeye (ABC News/Henry Zwartz)

Graduating from secondary school is an especially momentous achievement for the Class of 2020 from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr School in Wadeye, Northern Territory. Source: The Australian.

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John Kleinsman (Tekupenga Catholic Theological Institute)

New Zealand’s decision to legalise euthanasia puts the country on a “dangerous path”, says the ethics expert for the country’s Catholic bishops. Source: Crux.

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Lukas Orda (Facebook/Lukas Orda)

Pope Francis has sent a monetary gift to families of crew members of a cattle ship, including two Australians, which sank in the East China Sea in September. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Pope Francis addressed corruption and criticism in the interview (CNA/Daniel Ibanez)

Pope Francis says more changes are on the horizon as the Vatican continues to combat financial corruption inside its walls, but he is cautious about success. Source: CNA.

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An aged care resident attends an online funeral (VMCH)

Pastoral care teams at VMCH’s aged care residences in Victoria are working hard to ensure residents are staying connected with their faith during the pandemic and honouring loved ones who have died.

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