Cardinal George Pell in Rome in 2015 (Fiona Basile)

Cardinal George Pell is set to return to Rome tomorrow, his first time back in the city since 2017 when he took a leave of absence from his role at the Vatican to face charges in Australia. Source: CNA.

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Joanne Gao wants to run Chinese tea ceremonies as a small business (ABC News Selina Ross)

A CatholicCare Tasmania project is helping people with migrant or asylum-seeker backgrounds to develop micro-businesses. Source: ABC News.

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Notre Dame University

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Pope Francis waves from the window of the Apostolic Palace during the Angelus address yesterday (Vatican Media)

The Christian life requires concrete commitments and spiritual combat in order to grow in holiness, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett at the announcement of her nomination for the US Supreme Court at the White House on Saturday (CNS/Carlos Barria, Reuters)

US President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a Chicago-based judge and a Catholic mother of seven, to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Source: CNS.

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Francis Campbell and Anthony McClaren (UNDA and St Mary’s University)

The University of Notre Dame Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding with St Mary’s University in London, which will provide joint opportunities for both staff and students. Source: Mirage News.

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Joe Zabar (CSSA)

Australia’s economy is in trouble and will need more than economic first aid through measures like JobKeeper to get us back on track to recovery, writes Catholic Social Services Australia’s Joe Zabar. Source: Eureka Street.

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Worshippers will, from late November, notice a slight change to the words the priest prays just before the Liturgy of the Word, with the amendment supporting a more faithful understanding of the Trinity. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Sr Patricia Fox (The Catholic Leader)

The brutal killing of another Filipino rights activist is fresh in the mind of Sr Patricia Fox, spurring the 73-year-old Australian Sister of Our Lady of Sion to keep campaigning against oppression in the Philippines. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The bishops of Victoria say the state’s COVID-19 restrictions on places of worship fail the ‘pub test’ (Melbourne Catholic)

Victoria’s bishops have written an open letter to Premier Daniel Andrews raising concerns of unfairness in COVID-19 restrictions to people of faith. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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Our pandemic response should not start from a place that sees different value in different people, say Catholic health experts (CNS/Benoit Tessier, Reuters)

Commentary on the pandemic that suggests some lives are worth more than others is troubling, write St Vincent’s Health Australia’s Toby Hall and Dr Daniel Fleming. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Notre Dame University

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Russel Brand brings his in-your-face style to the role of villain in this children

Four Kids and It, a variation on E. Nesbitt’s famous book, is a film for a younger audience despite having some star-quality cameos for adults. Source: ACOFB.

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Sr Norma Pimentel at a border wall between Texas and Mexico (CNS)

A United States nun who stood toe-to-toe with President Donald Trump over the Mexico-US border policy last year has been named among TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Deborah Knight says it

Locals will support locals doing it tough as part of the NSW Vinnies Community Sleepout taking place next month.

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Teaching comes naturally to Principal of St John Bosco College Engadine, Damien Carlton (Sydney Catholic Schools)

A Sydney Catholic School principal who says he loves making a difference in young people's lives has been honoured with an award for educational leaders.

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ACU nursing student Laura Hants is growing in her faith and supporting others through campus ministry (ACU)

Laura Hants always knew she wanted to study nursing, but she had no idea this would also lead to a strong involvement in campus ministry and sharing her faith with others. Source: ACU.

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Archbishop Christopher Prowse is calling for Catholics to care for displaced people (ACMRO)

The Bishop Delegate for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees has encouraged Catholics to see in the Scriptures and in Pope Francis’ example the Christian imperative to care for those “on the move”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Teresa Kettlekamp, member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (Vatican News)

The Catholic Church is a world leader in protecting children and providing assistance to victims, according to Teresa Kettelkamp, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Source: Vatican News.

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Cardinal Angelo Becciu will no longer exercise the rights of a cardinal (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has accepted Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s resignation as prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes and his renunciation of the rights associated with being a cardinal. Source: CNS.

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