Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck said the Government would conduct a feasibility study of a serious incident response scheme in home and community care settings (Bigstock)

A plan to force aged care providers to report a broader range of alleged abuse or neglect incidents to the sector’s watchdog has been criticised by Labor for excluding vulnerable Australians receiving home care services. Source: The Age.

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Pope Francis listens to US violinist Midori Goto perform at the Vatican in 2019 (Vatican Media)

While the pandemic silenced many concert halls and restricted the use of congregational singing in many churches, Pope Francis prayed that musicians were using this time to listen. Source: Crux.

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The law could mean up to a decade in jail or fines of almost $10,000 for anyone found trying to suppress or change another person’s sexuality or gender identity (Bigstock)

Gay conversion therapy has been banned in Victoria after a late-night parliamentary debate and despite concerns about the legislation from psychiatrists, religious organisations and lawyers. Source: The Australian.

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Perth has this week faced fires in the hills region and a COVID 19 lockdown (DFES/Evan Collins and Perth Archdiocese/Matthew Lau)

Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB this week issued a pastoral letter encouraging the Perth Catholic community in light of the COVID-19 lockdown and bushfires. Source: The Record.

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Pope Francis instituted the Word of God Sunday to celebrate, study and disseminate the word of God (Bigstock)

In instituting the Word of God Sunday, Pope Francis has offered a wonderful invitation for people to set their hearts on the Word, writes Rosemary Canavan. Source: The Bridge.

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A Vatican stamp commemorates Pope Francis’ meeting with Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, chief rabbi of Rome, at the main synagogue in Rome in 2016 (CNS/Vatican stamp and coin office)

Pope Francis’ ongoing efforts to promote interreligious dialogue will be highlighted in a new series of Vatican stamps. Source: Crux.

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The bill would stop schools from providing instruction on ideologically based material that is inconsistent with the wishes and values of parents (Bigstock)

Backers of a proposed New South Wales law to affirm parents as the primary educators of their children say it will increase transparency in teaching and resist the undermining of families wishing to pass on values. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Jacob Junior Nayinggul and Simon Baker in High Ground (IMDB)

High Ground is an ambitious film that takes up the challenge of honestly examining the life of Australia’s First Nations peoples after 1788 – acknowledging the oppression, massacres and exploitation. Source: Jesuit Media.

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PIME has chosen Papua New Guinea as the recipient of its 2021 Country Fund (Vatican Media)

Missionaries in Papua New Guinea are promoting eco-sustainable development projects and activities in the spirit of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. Source: Vatican News.

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Sr Thérèse Marie én (Hobart Archdiocese)

From being a missionary doctor who helped the poor and vulnerable to becoming a missionary doctor of souls, Sr Thérèse-Marie én of the Eucharist followed God’s desire to consecrate herself entirely to him. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

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Archbishop Philip Wilson’s coffin is incensed by Msgr David Cappo (The Southern Cross/Ben Macmahon)

Archbishop Philip Wilson has been remembered as a man who lived his faith daily, worked tirelessly for the protection of children and the vulnerable, and who embraced the cross he was given. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Pope Francis during his general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican yesterday (Vatican Media)

The liturgy is not a spectacle to be observed but a prayerful event where Christians encounter Christ’s presence in their lives, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: NCR Online.

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Cardinal Charles Bo (CNS/Soe Zeya Tun, Reuters)

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has urged Myanmar’s military to release Aung San Suu Kyi after its “shocking” coup on Monday. Source: CNA.

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Bishop Tim Harris (ACBC)

Townsville Bishop Tim Harris says what the community and government are doing to combat youth crime is not working. Source: Townsville Bulletin.

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The forum has focused on the value of indigenous food systems (IFAD website)

Fighting hunger will require humility, protecting the environment and promoting social justice, Pope Francis said. Source: Crux.

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The AFP said if additional information was received, it will be reviewed accordingly (AFP website)

The Australian Federal Police says it has finished its investigation into payments made from the Vatican to Australia and has not found any criminal misconduct. Source: ABC News.

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Philip Lowe (Wikimedia/Crawford Forum)

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe wants a permanent rise in the JobSeeker payment, declaring it an issue of fairness. Source: The Age.

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Deacon Ivan Ortiz (The Catholic Leader)

Brisbane Deacon Ivan Ortiz says the feast of Word of God Sunday, set to be celebrated for the first time in Australia this weekend, is a fantastic opportunity to elevate Scripture in people’s daily lives. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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