Bernadette Barry (Aurora)

Many people have felt all at sea coping with the pandemic. But spare a thought for the world’s seafarers who have been stranded at sea for most of this year. Source: Aurora.

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The RAP features artwork by Shara Delaney, a descendant of the Noonuccal, Ngugi and Goenpul clan groups of Quandamooka on the east coast of Brisbane (Brisbane Archdiocese)

Brisbane Archdiocese has officially launched its Reconciliation Action Plan, aimed at building strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Catholics in Lyon light flares as they demand a return to Mass (Twitter/CatholicArena)

Catholics in at least 20 cities across France openly protested last weekend against a government ban on public religious services during the country’s second lockdown against the coronavirus. Source: The Tablet.

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Notre Dame University

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Archbishop William Lori (CNA/USCCB)

US bishops called for prayer, fasting and reform during a virtual discussion on Monday on the Vatican’s report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Source: CNA.

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Knox Peden (Vatican News)

Care for our common home as taught by Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’ is at the centre of Professor Knox Peden’s conversion story. Source: Vatican News.

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Locals wade through floodwaters after Typhoon Vamco (]NASSA/Caritas Philippines)

Caritas Australia’s partners in the Philippines are responding to the immediate needs of hundreds of thousands of people in the aftermath of Typhoon Vamco.

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Kelly Bunyon (CESA)

An inaugural “head of village” has been appointed for the new Catholic Northern Adelaide Education & Community Services Village, which is set to open at Davoren Park in 2022. Source: Catholic Education SA.

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Participants in the Zoom gathering for temporary professed religious (CRA)

An online gathering of religious men and women in temporary vows has been hailed as an important opportunity for collaboration and support both for the temporary professed and their formators. Source: CRA.

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NSW will spend $812 million on social housing; Victoria has pledged $5.3 billon (FACS NSW)

The $812 million set aside for social and affordable housing in the New South Wales state budget falls short of what’s needed to meet demand and properly address homelessness, poverty services say. Source: SBS News.

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Daniel Hopper packs boxes of the Adore Advent resource for distribution (Catholic Voice)

Despite COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions on parishes throughout the country, Wollongong Diocese forged ahead in producing its Advent resource – a gamble that has paid off with nearly 30,000 copies already ordered. Source: Catholic Voice.

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Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz (CNS/Ernst Herb, KNA)

Polish Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz, retired archbishop of Wroclaw, died yesterday, just 10 days after the publication of Vatican disciplinary measures against him related to sexual abuse. Source: Crux.

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The report urges Australia’s mental health system to provide support from the moment someone is struggling (Unsplash/Brooke Cagle)

Mental illness costs the Australian economy more than $200 billion a year, the Productivity Commission has found. Source: The Guardian.

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Notre Dame University

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Archbishop Gabriele Caccia (CNA/Kevin Jones)

The Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations has encouraged Catholics to exit their comfort zones as they reach out to the poor and needy in their midst. Source: CNA.

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Dr Carol Campbell addresses the NCEC virtual symposium (NCEC)

More than 1100 registered educators and Catholic education staff tuned in to the National Catholic Education Commission’s recent Faith in the Future virtual symposium. Source: The Record.

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In June, Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologised for any “hurt or harm” people suffered as a result of the scheme (Bigstock)

Victims of the botched “robodebt” welfare debt recovery scheme will share in $112 million after the Commonwealth settled a class action on the morning of a scheduled trial. Source: The Age.

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Margaret Somerville (UNDA)

Bioethicist Margaret Somerville believes good citizens need to do more than vote for the right leader. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The St Vincent de Paul Society and Jesuit Social Services have applauded the Victorian Government for its commitment of $5.3 billion to build more than 12,000 public housing dwellings over the next four years.

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Archbishop Patrick O’Regan (The Southern Cross)

New social distancing rules and caps on the number of people allowed in churches are among new restrictions in South Australia as the state moves to contain a coronavirus outbreak. Source: The Southern Cross.

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