Sector insiders said charities could be deregistered for encouraging people to attend peaceful protests (Bigstock)

Australian charities fear a looming crackdown on the sector could silence their advocacy work, despite the Morrison Government watering down several elements of its initial plans. Source: The Guardian.

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Pope Francis (CNS/Remo Casilli, Reuters)

Ahead of today’s feast of Sts Peter and Paul, Pope Francis says the COVID-19 pandemic is a “lesson in humility”, as he warns the world against “senseless notion” that life can go back to what it was. Source: Crux.

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The Catholic Church advocated for a 4 per cent increase to the minimum wage (Bigstock)

It is important to remember that many people – even people who are in full-time employment – can work hard, yet still struggle to provide for their families, writes Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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The conference will present to a worldwide audience for the first time (Catholic Mission)

Psychologist and author Hugh McKay will join a diverse range of international and local speakers at the “Mission: one heart many voices conference”, convened by Catholic Mission and Catholic Religious Australia.

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The partially collapsed building in Surfside, Florida (CNS/Marco Bello, Reuters)

As more deaths were confirmed over the weekend from a building collapse in South Florida, the local Catholic community is praying and trying to maintain hope amid the search for survivors. Source: CNA.

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Ken Wyatt (Facebook/Ken Wyatt)

Australians overwhelmingly want an Indigenous voice enshrined in the Constitution, according to formal responses about its proposed design. Source: The Australian.

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The Church in Singapore has joined the city-state’s government and tech giants Facebook, Google, Twitter and TikTok in a project to train religious and community organisations in using social media to tackle online radicalism. Source: UCA News.

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ACN allocated about $8.5 million to India in 2020, a country hard hit by the pandemic (ACN International)

Generous benefactors helped the international Catholic charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need raise $202.9 million in donations last year for suffering and oppressed Christians around the world.

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Josh Frydenberg (Facebook/Josh Frydenberg)

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg yesterday handed down the 2021 Intergenerational Report, warning the most enduring economic effect from the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to be a smaller population. Source: SBS News.

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A Mandorla Art Award entry from 2016 (The Record)

Metamorphosis – a profound or radical change – is the theme for the 2022 Mandorla Art Award, Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize. Source: The eRecord.

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The Victorian Government will build 150 new social houses behind the Collingwood public housing towers on Wellington Street (ABC News)

Two inner Melbourne suburbs will have new public housing built as part of the Victorian Government’s $5.3 billion commitment to build more than 12,000 social and affordable homes. Source: ABC News. 

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The Senta Bilong Helpim care centre in Papua New Guinea (The Southern Cross)

A foundation supporting projects helping the poor and marginalised in developing countries has been launched by the Passionists Congregation in Adelaide. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Institutional conscientious objection is a sleeper issue in the euthanasia debate (Bigstock)

A South Australian state MP has warned that faith-based health providers might abandon palliative care unless their ability to opt out of euthanasia is enshrined. Source: The Australian.

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The strategic plan was distributed to more than 2500 Catholic Schools Broken Bay staff (Broken Bay News)

Bishop Anthony Randazzo has launched the next phase of the Towards 2025 strategic plan for Catholic Schools Broken Bay. Source: Broken Bay News.

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Federal Members of Parliament last week jointly supported a private member’s motion to acknowledge 200 years of Catholic education in Australia. Source: National Catholic Education Commission.

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Pope Francis had a private audience with with Fr James Martin SJ at the Vaticanin 2019 (CNS)

Pope Francis has sent a hand-written note to American Jesuit Fr James Martin thanking him for his “Outreach LGBTQ Catholic Ministry” webinar. Source: Crux.

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Sr Aileen Wailes (Catholic Voice)

They arrived by horse and carriage and left in the digital age of smartphones and rovers exploring the planet Mars. For 145 years the Sisters of Mercy have had an unbroken presence in Yass, New South Wales – until now. Source: Catholic Voice.

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Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth (Wikimedia/Flashpacker Travelguide)

Pope Francis yesterday urged Catholics in the Middle East to “be the salt of your lands” as their bishops consecrated the region to the Holy Family. Source: CNA.

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