Nazareth College, Noble Park (Facebook/Nazareth College)

A Catholic school in Melbourne’s southeast has closed soon after reopening due to a student testing positive to coronavirus. Source: 9news.com.au.

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A Missionaries of Charity sister at an orphanage in Kolkata, India (CNS, Rupak De Chowdhuri, Reuters)

Religious sisters have launched a global movement to overhaul the way religious orders practise their “charism of care” for orphaned or abandoned children. Source: Crux.

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Cardinal George Pell and Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis welcomed Cardinal George Pell to the Vatican for a private audience in the Apostolic Palace yesterday. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Notre Dame University

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Catholics took part in singing a psalm at the online prayer breakfast (Twitter/Jeremy Stuparich)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked Australians for praying for him and his family in an address to the National Prayer Breakfast streamed from Parliament House yesterday. Source: Eternity News.

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Detail of a portrait of St Mary MacKillop at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney (CNS/Nancy Nancy Wiechec)

The Sisters of Saint Joseph will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of St Mary MacKillop this weekend with commemorative prayers, videos and a global vigil in her honour.

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Dr David Kirchhoffer (The Catholic Leader)

A Queensland-based bioethicist says one idea that stands out in a new Vatican document on end-of-life care and euthanasia is the idea of “remaining” with those who are dying. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Sr Elizabeth Young RSM, who started the petition, shares news of A’s release (Change.org)

A Sri Lankan Catholic who had been assessed as a refugee but was still held in immigration detention for 11 years has been granted release. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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The Equality for Faith petition (Supplied)

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Victorian Government to amend its Roadmap for Reopening so that places of worship are treated equitably and be placed on an equal footing with restaurants. Source: ABC News.

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Swiss Guards stand guard at the Vatican in May (CNS/Remo Casilli, Reuters)

Four members of the Swiss Guard have tested positive for coronavirus, the Vatican confirmed yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Vatican City has been inspected this month by Moneyval, an anti-money laundering watchdog (CNA/Bohumil Petrik)

The Vatican has unveiled changes to a landmark law on transparency, supervision and financial intelligence, saying the move would strengthen oversight of financial flows. Source: CNA.

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Schools in Victoria have been advised to prioritise students’ mental health and wellbeing and pare back the curriculum to key literacy and numeracy skills when they welcome students back to classrooms this week. Source: The Australian.

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The report said casual workers and international students were among two ‘newly food insecure groups’ emerging in the pandemic (Foodbank)

Demand for food relief has risen by 47 per cent on average during COVID-19, Australian charities say, with growing numbers of international students and casual workers asking for help. Source: The Guardian.

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Notre Dame University

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Because of Covid-19 restrictions most of the people attending the beatification Mass of Carlo Acutis in Assisi yesterday had to sit outside . (CNS photo/Junno Arocho Esteves)

An Italian teenager beatified yesterday showed heaven was an “attainable goal”, according to the cardinal who read the papal letter proclaiming him “blessed”. Source: The Tablet.

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Dr Lee-Anne Perry (The Catholic Leader)

Queensland’s Catholic education sector has welcomed an election commitment by the state’s Labor Party to provide additional funds for school capital projects, including new schools. Source: Queensland Catholic Education Commission.

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An artist’s impression of the new mental health facility due to open at Perth

A stand-alone mental health facility that will include Western Australia’s first specialist service for young people will be built on the St John of God Murdoch Hospital campus. Source: The eRecord.

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An image from The Pope Video prayer intentions for October (Vatican News)

In his prayer intention for October, Pope Francis asks everyone to pray that women be given greater leadership roles in the Church. Source: Vatican News.

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Pope Francis speaks in a recorded message for the climate change TED event on Saturday (CNS/Vatican Press Office)

The predominant global economic system is “unsustainable”, particularly in its impact on the environment, Pope Francis said at the weekend. Source: CNS.

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The St Vincent de Paul Society is a sponsor of Anti-Poverty Week

At the beginning of Anti-Poverty Week, the St Vincent de Paul Society yesterday repeated calls for the Morrison Government to urgently address the chronic shortage of affordable, secure housing in Australia for low-income earners.

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