A cuddle bed for end-of-life care at St John of God hospital in Western Australia (Supplied)

Perth’s St John of God Murdoch is the first West Australian hospital to offer large “cuddle beds” to support patients with a compassionate approach to end-of-life care. Source: The eRecord.

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A Xavier Jesuit School student (Jesuit Mission)

The COVID-19 pandemic is no obstacle for determined Xavier Jesuit School students in Cambodia, who eagerly ride great distances to their campus after six months of school closure. Source: Jesuit Mission.

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Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris Triomphe in Paris (Wikipedia/Aarya0141)

The French bishops’ appeal to continue public Masses during France’s national lockdown has been rejected. Source: CNA.

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Notre Dame University

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Joe Biden (CNS/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

Joe Biden has made history by becoming just the second Catholic to be elected president of the United States. Source: Crux.

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Catholic publications were among the winners at this year

The Archdioceses of Adelaide and Perth and the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle were among Catholic winners of major prizes in the 2020 Australasian Religious Press Association awards. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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The Hutt St Centre has operated from the site for 60 years (Hutt St Centre)

A legal review by the Adelaide City Council has found the Hutt St Centre homeless service is operating within its land use agreements. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Bishop Anthony Randazzo (Broken Bay Diocese)

Celebrating the first anniversary of his installation as Bishop of Broken Bay, Bishop Anthony Randazzo has made announcements reflecting his vision for the diocese. Source: Broken Bay News.

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A bell is lifted into place in the St Patrick

Work has begun to hang eight new church bells in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, with the first bell lifted into position in the cathedral bell tower on Friday. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz (CNS/Ernst Herb, KNA)

A retired Polish cardinal has been banned from all public appearances and ordered to compensate his alleged victims after being investigated for sexual abuse. Source: CNS.

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More than two million payment suspensions were given to welfare recipients in 2018-19 (ABC News/Michael Janda)

People on income support who accidentally breach their welfare requirements will be given extra time to fix the issue before having their payment suspended. Source: Pro Bono News.

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Rosamund Pike as Marie Curie in Radioactive (IMDB)

The key to any good film biography of a scientist is found in the montages that show the discovery or invention that gained the subject fame. On that score, Radioactive, the story of Marie Curie, does not disappoint. Source: CNS.

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Pope Francis and Cardinal Pietro Parolin (CNS/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

Pope Francis has requested that responsibility for financial funds and real estate assets, including a controversial London property, be transferred out of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. Source: CNA.

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Theodore McCarrick (CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz)

The Vatican’s report on how former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was able to rise through the American Catholic hierarchy despite reports of abuse is expected to be released within weeks. Source: NCR Online.

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Notre Dame University

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Healthcare workers in the Philippines (NASSA/Caritas Philippines)

Caritas Australia has welcomed the Morrison Government’s announcement of $500 million to assist in the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine in the Pacific and southeast Asia over the next three years.

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Ruthy Chileshe and Fr Anthoni Adimai SdM (The Southern Cross)

International students who are struggling to make ends meet during COVID-19 are being given a lifeline through a new program initiated by the Adelaide Cathedral parish. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Mercedes College students fill the Sunshine Packs with items for children in out-of-home care (The eRecord/Supplied)

Year 12 students from Perth’s Mercedes College spent their final weeks of secondary school filling backpacks with toys and clothing to be given to children living in out-of-home care and crisis accommodation. Source: The eRecord.

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Though attendance rates have declined, the report says most Australians consider themselves as religious or spiritual (Bigstock)

Religion and spirituality are becoming more important to Australians, according to a new report that could inspire Christian leaders to be more proactive in evangelisation and outreach. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Tasmania appears set to legalise voluntary euthanasia, as opponents scramble to secure a delay and protections for faith-based hospitals and aged care. Source: The Australian.

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