Catholics in Queensland will mark No Euthanasia Sunday this weekend (YouTube/Archdiocese of Brisbane)

Queensland’s bishops have written a pastoral letter warning of the consequences of legalising euthanasia, emphasising the sanctity of life and reiterating that all of creation is sacred. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Judith Rolevink in her studio (The Southern Cross)

A new statue of St Mary MacKillop will be unveiled in Adelaide's St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral to mark the 10th anniversary of her canonisation. Source: The Southern Cross.

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A Sacred Heart of Jesus statue vandalised inside St Patrick’s Cathedral in El Paso, Texas on September 15 (CNS/Fernie Ceniceros, Diocese of El Paso)

The United States bishops’ religious freedom chair has called for better protection of churches and other houses of worship, following a recent series of acts of vandalism. Source: CNA.

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivers the budget  last night (Facebook/Josh Frydenberg)

Catholic Social Services Australia says while the 2020-21 Commonwealth Budget delivers a financial boost for some, the country’s most vulnerable will again find themselves asking, “What hope for me?”

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Archbishop Eamon Martin (Zenit/Armagh Archdiocese)

Ireland’s religious leaders are calling on Brexit negotiators to not threaten the peace brought by the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Source: Crux.

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Nathan Hayes (Catholic Education SA)

The inaugural principal has been appointed for Port Pirie Diocese's new $19.5 million Catholic secondary college, set to open in Renmark in 2022. Source: Catholic Education South Australia.

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Jacqui Lambie (Facebook/Jacqui Lambie network)

The St Vincent de Paul Society’s National Council has encouraged Senator Jacqui Lambie to “hold her ground” in blocking the Morrison Government’s legislation that could see mobile phones banned from immigration detention centres.

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CHA welcomed the announcement of extra home care packages but said it will still leave 80,000 people on the waiting list (Bigstock)

Catholic Health Australia has welcomed the Morrison Government’s boost to out of hospital care in the federal Budget but says an opportunity has been missed to tackle underlying financial pressures facing the residential aged care sector.

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Kim Chen (Multicap)

A new group has been formed in Tasmania to promote reform in the Church, calling for it to become more collaborative, accountable and transparent. Source: The Advocate.

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A caravan of migrants trying to reach the United States in January (CNS/Andres Martinez Casares, Reuters)

Catholic migrant ministries in Guatemala are attending to a caravan that formed in Honduras and is heading northward toward the border with Mexico. Source: CNS.

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Pope Francis leads a prayer service in an empty St Peter’s Square at the Vatican in March (CNS/Yara Nardi, pool via Reuters)

Like Pope Pius XI’s social encyclical Quadragesimo Anno did a century ago, Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti letter tries to shed light on a dark time, writes John L Allen Jr. Source: Crux.

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Helen Burt says she was forced to enter aged care at 55 years of age because of a lack of care options (Supplied)

Disability advocate groups have cautiously welcomed a Commonwealth push to reduce the number of younger people living in aged care. Source: SBS News.

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Pope Francis (CNA/Bohumil Petrik)

Pope Francis told a group of investment bankers yesterday that fair conduct and transparency are essential in the field of finance. Source: CNA.

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The collaboration between Australian Catholic University and Boston College will begin in mid-2021 (Supplied)

Australian Catholic University and Boston College in the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding to support collaboration between the Catholic institutions.

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Christian Frenzel outside St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Adelaide (The Southern Cross)

With experience restoring cathedrals in Europe and Australia, stonemason Christian Frenzel’s specialist skills are in high demand. But he worries about who will look after these centuries-old buildings in the future. Source: The Southern Cross.

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All school students in Melbourne now have a set date to return to face-to-face learning (Bigstock)

Catholic Education Melbourne has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement that year 7 students in Melbourne can return to the classroom from next week, followed by years 8 to 10 on October 26.

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Queensland renters in

Queensland residential tenants are facing uncertain times with the end of the eviction moratorium that has been in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Cardinal Giovanni Becciu and Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

Authorities should investigate allegations that an Italian cardinal used Vatican funds to corrupt the sexual abuse case levelled against Cardinal George Pell, according to his former defence barrister. Source: The Australian.

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