The robodebt notices for alleged welfare overpayments were based on flawed calculations (Supplied)

Almost $700 million in wrongly-reclaimed government “robodebt” payments has been returned to hundreds of thousands of people, including the estates of thousands of dead Australians. Source: The Age.

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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims at his general audience at the Paul VI Audience Hall on Wednesday (Vatican Media)

After nine weeks of public general audiences, Pope Francis’ weekly gathering will again take place behind closed doors, the Vatican announced yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Police outside Notre Dame Basilica in Nice after three people were killed at the church before Mass yesterday (CNS/Eric Gaillard pool via Reuters)

French bishops ordered a “death knell” to ring from every church of their country yesterday after three people were killed in a basilica in the Mediterranean city of Nice. Source: CNS.

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The report found even small periods of childhood poverty had an adverse effect on young people entering adulthood (Bigstock)

Children who experience poverty are more than three times as likely to be poor when they are adults, according to new research exploring socioeconomic disadvantage in Australia. Source: Pro Bono News.

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Bishop Sproxton spoke at a twilight retreat inspired by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s Social Justice Statement 2020-21 (The eRecord/Matthew Lau)

Perth Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton has emphasised the importance of maintaining mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: The eRecord.

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Sidney Flanigan in a scene from the movie “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” (CNS/Focus Features)

Misguided values permeate writer-director Eliza Hittman’s desolate abortion-themed drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Source: CNS.

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The Australian Federal Police have taken the lead role in investigating the claims of suspect transfers from the Vatican to Australia (AFP website)

Australian Federal Police have been working with Vatican investigators over suspect transfers of more than $2 million to Australia. Source: The Australian.

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Fr Robert Greenup OSA (left)  and Deacon Ralph Madigan (The Catholic Leader)

Many Indigenous Queenslanders hold grave concerns about euthanasia, finding it frightening and at odds with their culture, according to Church leaders. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Members of the Plenary Council executive committee during a 2018 meeting with members of the Facilitation Team and Archbishops Mark Coleridge and Timothy Costelloe SDB (ACBC)

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says the executive committee that has helped guide the Plenary Council journey to this point has set the Council up to be a source of renewal for the Church. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Bishop Karol Kulczycki SDS at St Mark’s Cathedral in Port Pirie yesterday (The Southern Cross)

The diversity and unity of the vast Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie was on show for a worldwide audience at the installation ceremony of Bishop Karol Kulczycki SDS yesterday. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Women opposed to euthanasia in the Netherlands hold a sign that says ‘Life is in God’s hands’ (CNS/Michael Kooren, Reuters)

A Dutch cardinal says proposals to amend Dutch law to allow the euthanasia of children represent the latest descent down the “slippery slope” of the killing of patients by doctors. Source: Crux.

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The meeting marked the 55th anniversary of a Vatican document on interreligious dialogue (Bigstock)

Members of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry met online for their 22nd annual “Conversation” last week. Source: Australian Jewish News.

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Participants slept out in their cars, on their couches or in their backyards (Vinnies NSW)

The hard work and generosity of more than 200 participants across New South Wales has raised more than $135,000 – and counting – to help address homelessness in local communities. Source: Vinnies NSW.

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Cardinal Peter Turkson (CNS/Paul Haring)

The rise of popular movements around the world is proof that today’s profit-driven economic system fails to place human dignity at its centre, said Cardinal Peter Turkson. Source: CNS.

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As CatholicCare Victoria, the combined agencies will have enhanced capabilities to respond to those in need (CCS)

Victoria’s bishops have announced the merging of CatholicCare Melbourne and Gippsland, Centacare Ballarat and CatholicCare Sandhurst, to form a new entity: CatholicCare Victoria. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Staff wellbeing and mental health are major challenges for many charities and not for profits (Bigstock)

Staff and volunteers across the social sector are feeling anxious, stressed and overwhelmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with new research showing many people in the sector are struggling to take good care of themselves. Source: Pro Bono News.

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Pope Francis delivers his general audience address in the Paul VI Audience Hall yesterday (CNA/Pablo Esparza)

Pope Francis said yesterday that he asks for St John Paul II’s intercession for all hearts to be inspired with a respect for life and prays for strength for those who welcome life with heroic love. Source: CNA.

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Tricia O’Keeffe with her brother Danny (The Bridge)

Tricia O’Keeffe claims she is “just an ordinary person”, but to the Faith and Light communities she is a dedicated advocate for those living with an intellectual disability. Source: The Bridge.

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