At The Well podcast co-hosts (from left) Qwayne Guevara, Joy Adan and Rosie Drum MGL (Parramatta Diocese/Mary Brazell)

At The Well, a Catholic podcast for women produced by the Diocese of Parramatta that delves into issues of faith, has celebrated its first anniversary. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Tom Isbester with Good Samaritan Sisters director of operations Natalie Acton (left) and congregational leader Sr Patty Fawkner SGS (right) (Sisters of the Good Samaritan)

Working in safeguarding for Catholic Church entities could be a test of faith for some, but for Tom Isbester it is his faith that motivates his work with the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. Source: The Good Oil.

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Tourism and rural development is the theme for this year’s World Tourism Day on September 27 (Bigstock)

The drastic reduction in people’s mobility because of the COVID-19 pandemic could be an opportunity for moving one’s heart and mind instead – and for finding other ways to be supportive of those in need, the Vatican said. Source: CNS.

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A patient is pictured in a file photo chatting with a nun at a New York palliative care facility (CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz)

The Vatican has issued a strongly-worded condemnation of euthanasia, describing it as an “act of homicide” while ruling that those planning to end their lives should not receive the sacraments. Source: The Tablet.

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Members of the new Caritas Australia Board (from left) Christine Grima, Caritas chief executive Kirsty Robertson, Jack de Groot, Bishop Vincent Long, Wendy Hughes and Robert Fitzgerald (Caritas Australia/Daniel Nour)

Caritas Australia is charting a new path into the future with the inauguration of a new board of directors following the international aid and development agency's incorporation process.

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Professor Chris Wallace-Crabbe (left) and Geoff Page (ACU)

Australian Catholic University has named Canberra-based poet Geoff Page the winner of the 2020 ACU Prize for Poetry, awarding him $10,000 for his entry Jericho.

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Cardinal Bechara Rai (CNS/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic)

Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai warned that the Christian presence in the Middle East is shrinking and Church leaders “are called to face the winds that blow in our homelands”. Source: Crux.

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Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand staff work with women affected by violence (Bigstock)

New approaches to addressing family violence are needed if governments, community and corporate Australia are serious about ending violence against women, says Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand.

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The chief executive of a major aged care provider says the sector is sitting on a $30 billion house of cards, creating a risk that could result in a cashflow crisis. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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The Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (Wikimedia DIAC)

A Catholic refugee who fled civil war in Sri Lanka and Australia has agreed it must protect has been held in detention for more than 11 years, caught in a legal limbo. Source: The Guardian.

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N95 masks for Victorian health workers have fallen to alarmingly low levels (Bigstock)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) was not given to Victorian aged care facilities over fears it was being stolen by staff, an email released by the hotel quarantine inquiry says. Source: The Australian.

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Artist’s impression of the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer (Crux/Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer)

A new monument to prayer will be built England, after planning permission was granted for the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer outside Birmingham. Source: Crux.

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An artist’s impression of Macarthur Memorial Park, a 136,000 plot multifaith cemetery planned for Sydney’s west (CMCT)

Church officials running cemeteries and crematoriums in New South Wales are preparing for a significant shake-up of the sector, with the Berejiklian Government set to release two reports into the industry. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Pope Francis with the autistic children, their parents and carers (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis yesterday received in the Vatican a group of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, telling them that everyone is beautiful in God's eyes. Source: Vatican News.

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Dr Jen Cleary (Facebook/Centacare Catholic Country SA)

Two safety hubs for family violence victims in the Whyalla and Limestone Coast regions have been fast-tracked as part of a broader rollout of safety hubs across regional South Australia. Source: ABC News.

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The report on governance in the Church in Australia is a key achievement of the Implementation Advisory Group (ACBC)

The presidents of Catholic Religious Australia and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference have thanked a group of key advisors who helped the Church progress matters related to safeguarding and child protection. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Fr Peter Malone MSC  (Coventry Press/ACBC)

Fr Peter Malone MSC has reviewed films for Catholic media for 52 years. His latest book, Dear Movies, is a love letter to the cinema as a window on the world, writes Fr Richard Leonard SJ. Source: ACOFB.

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Jobseekers may need to attend appointments with an employment service providers to maintain their payments (Bigstock)

The Morrison Government’s decision to reintroduce mutual obligations for jobseekers has been labelled “cruel”, with fears it could push vulnerable people into further financial distress. Source: Pro Bono News.

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