President-Elect Joe Biden (CNS photo/Tom Brenner, Reuters)

Bishops in the United States have formed a working group to address issues surrounding the election of a Catholic president and policies that would conflict with Catholic teaching and the bishops’ priorities. Source: CNS.

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The coronavirus supplement for welfare recipients will be reduced to $150 a fortnight from January 1 (ABC News/Nic MacBean)

A further 330,000 people will fall below the poverty line when the Commonwealth reduces welfare support payments in less than two months, new analysis shows. Source: SBS News.

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Cardinal John Dew (CNS/Paul Haring)

Cardinal John Dew of Wellington has asked for an independent investigator to determine whether the late bishop of Dunedin took proper action when he received complaints of sexual abuse. Source: Crux.

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Notre Dame University

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Steven Marshall (Facebook/Steven Marshall MP)

Churches and schools in South Australia will be closed for the next six days as the state implements a “circuit-breaker” lockdown to minimise spread of COVID-19. Source: Adelaide Archdiocese.

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A fire at St Sulpice Church in Paris in 2019 is believed to have been deliberately lit (CNS/Instagram, agneswebste via Reuters)

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has documented more than 500 hate crimes against Christians on the continent in 2019. Source: CNA.

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Order of Malta volunteers in Melbourne (left) and Brisbane on World Day of the Poor (Order of Malta Australia)

The Order of Malta Australia marked the World Day of the Poor on Sunday by doing what it does every day – service to others.

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Headlines about the outcome of Cardinal George Pell’s first trial did not name him (ABC News)

A judge has reserved his decision on whether Australian media companies and journalists have a case to answer over the way Cardinal George Pell’s conviction was reported. Source: News.com.au.

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Danielle Binny reads her book on the Mass to two of her children (The Catholic Weekly)

Teaching children to live the faith is one of the most important things families can do, and it’s something Sydney mother-of-three Danielle Binny takes very seriously. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Australian medical research group Black Dog Institute estimates half all mental health problems emerge during adolescence – a figure described by Catholic school leaders as alarming but unsurprising. Source: MNnews.Today.

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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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