i4give Day will be held annually on February 1 (i4Give website)

The families of the victims of a horrific car crash that killed four children a year ago say it’s been important for them to forgive the driver in order to cope with their loss. Source: SBS News.

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Purple fabric dated to 1000 BC found in Israel’s Timna Valley (Crux/Dafna Gazit, courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority)

A new archaeological discovery may shed new light on the way King David and King Solomon dressed 3000 years ago. Source: Crux.

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The new celebration will take place close to the feasts of Sts Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus (Bigstock)

Pope Francis has established an international day to honour grandparents and seniors to take place each year on the fourth Sunday of July. Source: CNA.

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Mark McGowan announces the five-day lockdown yesterday (ABC News)

Catholic churches and schools in the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel and South West regions will be closed this week after the state moved into a five-day COVID-19-related lockdown. Source: Perth Now.

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The legislation would outlaw counselling or praying with persons to change their sexual orientation or for them to adopt a celibate lifestyle (Bigstock)

Catholic leaders and organisations are among signatories to a letter to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews asking him to reconsider his Government’s gay conversion therapy bill. Source: Eternity News.

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Pope Francis (CNS/Vatican Media)

Those who reject the teaching of the Second Vatican Council are placing themselves outside the Church, Pope Francis said at the weekend. Source: The Tablet.

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The sign outside the Thebarton parish church (Facebook/Australian Family Coalition)

A pro-life sign erected outside a Catholic church in Adelaide's western suburbs has been taken down after a local council ordered its removal. Source: The Advertiser.

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Bishop Luc Matthys (ACBC)

The Diocese of Armidale will farewell its ninth bishop, Bishop Luc Matthys, on Friday after the Belgian-born bishop passed away last week at the age of 85. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Anne Kirwan (CatholicCare Canberra-Goulburn)

The ACT Government will include $2.6 million for homeless services in its upcoming Budget, with CatholicCare Canberra-Goulburn to receive almost half the funds. Source: RiotACT.

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David Armour (The Catholic Leader)

David Armour knows about life and death on the pandemic frontline. The Brisbane Catholic paramedic working in London has revealed the daily anxiety and pressure of working in the middle of a COVID-19 crisis. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Pope Francis meets with David Beasley yesterday (CNS/Vatican Media)

Pope Francis yesterday met with the head of the United Nations World Food Program, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last month. Source: NCR Online.

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A poster Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on a building in Baghdad (CNS/Thaier al-Sudani, Reuters)

Cardinal Louis Sako, the Baghdad-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, told reporters yesterday that Pope Francis’ March trip to Iraq is still on. Source: CNS.

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Refugee Thanus Salvarasa after being releasead from detention in Melbourne yesterday (SBS News/Twitter, Thanus79084726)

A third group of asylum-seekers brought to Australia under now-repealed Medevac legislation has been released from immigration detention in Melbourne. Source: SBS News.

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Chiara Porro (Twitter/AusAmbHolySee)

The Australian Embassy to the Holy See has thrown its support behind a program that promotes the values of sport to children. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes in The Dig (IMDB)

The Dig is a fictionalised version of the intriguing story of the 1939 discovery of an ancient burial ground in southeastern England. Source: CNS.

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Tin Trinh hard at work fruit picking in regional Victoria (In the Word)

While many Australians hit the beach over the summer holiday period, some students of the Society of the Divine Word Missionaries in Melbourne took on jobs in fruit-picking and factory work. Source: In the Word.

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The report says a new, more equitable economy should emerge in the post-COVID recovery (CSSA)

The solidarity that inspired the national effort to suppress the health effects of COVID-19 must also shape Australia’s economic recovery, a new Catholic Social Services Australia report argues.

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Sally Egan (NCEC)

The National Catholic Education Commission has appointed Sally Egan to the role of deputy director, executive director Jacinta Collins announced yesterday.

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