Children in disadvantaged areas are missing out on access to early education (Bigstock)

One in five young children is living in poverty, with rates in Queensland and Western Australia worsening, new research shows. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Cardinal Pietro Parolin (CNS/Dana Rene Bowler, Catholic University of America)

Hiding financial scandals hurt the Church’s credibility, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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A Mexican migrant worker picks blueberries in Lake Wales, Florida (CNS/Marco Bello, Reuters)

Catholics will mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees during the ecumenical celebration of the Season of Creation, highlighting the obligation to care for the Earth and the poor, says Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny. Source: CNS.

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Notre Dame University

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John David Washington in Tenet (IMDB)

With its time-travelling spies and the looming threat of World War III, Tenet satisfies the genre requirements of a science fiction, espionage thriller in an outstanding way. Source: ACOFB.

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The number of people seeking advice about elder abuse from Seniors Rights Victoria has increased over the past seven years. (Bigstock)

Ninety per cent of elder abuse is perpetrated by family members, according to new data released by Seniors Rights Victoria and the National Ageing Research Institute. Source: ABC News.

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The ecumenical events will mark the end of winter with prayer and hope for the future (Melbourne Catholic)

A virtual prayer session and the symbolic act of lighting a candle are two ways Victorians are invited to come together on the final two days of winter to pray for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB (The Record)

Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has written a document to help the Church in Australia better understand the practice of discernment. Source: The Record.

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Debris surrounds a destroyed silo in Beirut’s port area on August 17, in the aftermath of the August 4 blast (CNS/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)

The Order of Malta is providing medical and psychological assistance to the people of Beirut following this month’s deadly explosion in the Lebanese capital. Source: Order of Malta Australia.

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Holy Name Church, Wahroonga (Sydney Male Choir website)

A Broken Bay parish has been closed as a precautionary measure after a parishioner who attended Mass last Sunday tested positive for COVID-19. Source: Broken Bay Diocese.

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The Raise the Rate campaign is seeking a permanent increase to the JobSeeker payment (Raise the Rate website)

A cut to the JobSeeker payment would lead to Australians flooding charities and community groups, a new report from a peak social services agency claims. Source: The New Daily.

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The survey showed 60 per cent of millennial Catholic school graduates said school had set them up for career success (Bigstock)

Catholic school graduates are the highest earners with an average annual household income of $99,722, according to a landmark study covering the past two decades. Source: The Age.

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Archbishop Martin Kivuva speaks at a news conference in Nairobi yesterday (CNS/Fredrick Nzwili,AP)

A Catholic archbishop has led Kenyan religious leaders in condemning an alleged theft of funds meant to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Crux.

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

Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to address the injustice of wealth inequality and its effects in the world, which he condemned as a “sickness”. Source: CNA.

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VMCH staff provide residents with activities and support (VMCH)

COVID-19 has significantly affected the aged care sector, but what is it like for staff who are working within an aged care residence? Source: VMCH.

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Huyen Tran, Paul Lee and baby Isabella in 2018 (Refugee Action Collective)

A Vietnamese Catholic asylum-seeker and her two-year-old daughter have been released from a Melbourne immigration detention centre. Source: SBS News.

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The webpage enables people to search for spiritual directors for support in their faith journey (Unsplash)

Brisbane Archdiocese has launched a new web page for people searching for spiritual direction. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Non-government schools in NSW can resume inter-school sports (Bigstock)

Independent and Catholic school heads expect inter-school sport will resume in New South Wales this weekend after a breakthrough marathon meeting last night with the state‘s chief health officer. Source: Daily Telegraph.

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Andrew Barr (left) and Alistair Coe (Wikimedia/Teamab 2020 and Canberra Liberals)

Canberra Liberals will push to protect parents and teachers from the ACT Government’s proposed ban on gay conversion therapy. Source: The Canberra Times.

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