The Holy See said the internet and social media often become a place to incite hatred of cultural, national, and religious groups (Bigstock)

The Holy See warns that religiously motivated hate crimes are on the rise as the COVID-19 pandemic increases intolerance and inequality. Source: Vatican News.

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Djimon Hounsou and Greg Kinnear in Same Kind Of Different As Me (IMDB)

Same Kind Of Different As Me, as the title suggests, is about human similarities and differences in the context of American society. Source: ACOFB.

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP (ACBC)

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has thanked the tens of thousands of people across the state who signed a petition asking the New South Wales Government to scrap “unfair” COVID-19 restrictions on churches.

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Protesters in Minneapolis gathered Wednesday at the place where George Floyd was killed on Monday (CNS/Eric Miller, Reuters)

Catholics in the United States are calling the killing of George Floyd yet another example of a continuing blind spot toward the racism that has plagued the country since its founding. Source: Crux.

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The ACU Guarantee entry will be offered alongside traditional ATAR-entry (ACU)

Year 12 students will now be able to gain entry to Australian Catholic University based on their year 11 results, although students must still complete their year 12 exams to qualify.

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Audrey Nash with a picture of her son Andrew (ABC News)

A 94-year-old Newcastle woman calling for the release of royal commission findings on sexual abuse her son endured and his subsequent suicide is being backed by the local bishop. Source: ABC News.

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Sr Victoria from Iraq greets a child before Mass in St Catherine Church in Bethlehem, West Bank on Tuesday (CNS/Debbie Hill)

Bethlehem residents returned to the Church of the Nativity as the holy site opened to visitors on Tuesday after being closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pauline Connelly, Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ and Greg Crafter (The Southern Cross)

Port Pirie Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ has told a South Australian parliamentary committee inquiry that the basis of the Church’s opposition to euthanasia is the commandment “thou shalt not kill”. Source: The Southern Cross.

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Vinnies Queensland has reopened 53 stores that had closed due to COVID-19 restrictions (The Catholic Leader)

Vinnies Queensland is preparing for a surge in the number of people accessing help after the JobSeeker supplement and the JobKeeper payment are removed. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Scott Morrison addresses the National Press Club in Canberra on Tuesday (Facebook/Scott Morrison)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has flagged delays in key elements of his pre-coronavirus agenda, saying Cabinet has shelved discussion on religious freedom legislation. Source: The Australian.

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Single-parent families headed by women have twice the rate of poverty of single-parent families headed by men, according to new research. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Jacinta Collins (NCEC)

The National Catholic Education Commission says the Morrison Government’s decision to expand a supplementary payment for early education and care services would support Catholic school families during the pandemic.

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP says more people can sit on the bus outside St Mary’s Cathedral than are allowed to worship inside (Wikipedia/Adam JWC)

Catholics in New South Wales have been asked to sign a petition calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to grant places of worship equal treatment to other public spaces under eased COVID-19 restrictions. Source: Sydney Archdiocese.

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Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE (ACBC)

The Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has expressed its solidarity with Australia’s Indigenous communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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The remains of a house destroyed by Cyclone Amphan (CNS photo/Rupak De Chowdhuri, Reuters)

India’s bishops have expressed their “sincere prayers and sympathies” at the loss of life and the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan which last week hit two Indian states as well as neighbouring Bangladesh. Source: Crux.

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Pope Francis delivers his general audience in the apostolic library (Vatican Media)

Prayer is a refuge and protection against the evil of the world, Pope Francis said in his weekly general audience yesterday. Source: CNA.

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St Saviour’s Primary School Toowoomba students are happy to back at school (Toowoomba Catholic Schools)

With children returning to classroom after weeks of remote learning, attention has turned to the lessons learned through the COVID-19 crisis, writes Dr Patrick Coughlan.

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The National Response Protocol will create a whole-of-Church process for handling complaints of abuse or misconduct (Unsplash)

Expert groups will carry forward the work of creating a national system for handling complaints of sexual abuse and the establishment of a national office to oversee safeguarding within the Church. Source: ACBC.

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