Euthanasia would not be available in Southern Cross Care facilities should it become legal in Queensland (Bigstock)

Southern Cross Care, one of Queensland’s top aged-care operators, said it would cease operations if it is forced to provide voluntary euthanasia. Source: The Australian.

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Destroyed buildings in Deraa, Syria (CNS/Alaa al Faqir, Reuters)

The apostolic nuncio to Syria yesterday told diplomats accredited to the Vatican that an estimated 11 million Syrians need humanitarian assistance. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis delivers his video message to participants of the Global Compact on Education yesterday (CNS/Vatican Media)

Humanity must change course and commit to an educational alliance that ensures a brighter future for young people, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Crux.

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Pope Benedict XVI with a tapestry showing St Mary MacKillop at her canonisation at St Peter’s Basilica on October 17, 2010 (CNS/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

How much do you know about the life of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop? To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her canonisation tomorrow, here are some lesser-known details of the life of Australia’s first saint. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

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A child participating in the Rosary prayer campaign in Aleppo, Syria (ACN)

A Catholic charity hopes to bring together a million children worldwide to pray the Rosary this Sunday for peace and the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Catholic Voice.

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Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has released a guide to help parents understand the draft curriculum (CEDP)

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta says its updated draft religious education curriculum for schools in the diocese remains “faithful to sacred scripture and tradition”. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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Janelle Monae in Antebellum (CNS/Lionsgate)

The grim fantasy Antebellum is marked by an outlook on timely racial issues that lacks both balance and a humane spirit. Source: CNS.

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The legislation would allow abortions from 22 weeks and six days up until full term with the consent of two doctors (Bigstock)

Catholic Church leaders in South Australia have expressed their concern over the Termination of Pregnancy Bill introduced to the state’s Parliament this week. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Family violence support workers say COVID-19 isolation has exacerbated the situation (Bigstock)

Surging domestic violence cases during the COVID-19 crisis is a pandemic within a pandemic, according to Church workers on the frontline of violence education and prevention. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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The webinar will draw upon the recommendations from The Light from the Southern Cross governance review (Parramatta Diocese)

Models of Church leadership from around the world will be explored in an upcoming webinar hosted by the Pastoral Ministry Network and the Mission Planners Network of Oceania. Source: Parramatta Diocese.

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The scheme sees up to 80 per cent of a welfare recipient’s payments quarantined on to a card that cannot be used for gambling or alcohol purchases (ABC Wide Bay/Nicole Hegarty)

Welfare recipients on the cashless debit card say they feel a sense of “hopelessness” after the Morrison Government announced plans to make the scheme permanent across four trial sites. Source: The Guardian.

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Under the proposed laws, the approval of two doctors would only be required for abortions after 22 weeks and six days gestation (Bigstock)

Abortion would be decriminalised in South Australia under legislation introduced to the state’s Parliament yesterday. Source: The Advertiser.

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Cardinal Miguel Angel Ángel Guixot (CNS/Paul Haring)

As leaders from 10 religious traditions gathered at an interfaith forum hosted in Saudi Arabia, Pope Francis’ latest document on human fraternity had a central place in the discussions. Source: Crux.

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Mater Group, Queensland’s biggest private hospital operator, will deny access to elective euthanasia and won’t refer-on patients seeking to end their lives if the right to die is legislated by the next state Parliament. Source: The Australian.

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Catholic Religious Australia is calling for the reform of Victoria’s youth sentencing laws, supporting recommendations that children be rehabilitated in the community and not in custody.

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Armidale Plenary Council delegates Alison Hamilton, Msgr Ted Wilkes, Bishop Michael Kennedy and Karl Schmude (Armidale Diocese)

Armidale Diocese’s Plenary Council delegates were commissioned at a Mass at Saints Mary and Joseph Cathedral in Armidale on Sunday.

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Pope Francis at his general audience at the Vatican yesterday (CNA/Daniel Ibanez)

Pope Francis has called for the laity to “take a step forward” in carrying out the Church’s mission of evangelisation in the preface to a book written by an Italian bishop. Source: CNA.

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Fr Stan Swamy SJ (CNS/YouTube)

A special court in Mumbai has placed a Jesuit priest in judicial custody on charges of having links with a banned terror group. Source: CNS.

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