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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The grim reality for jobseekers has been exposed in new research that lays out Australia's unemployment epidemic. Source: ABC News.

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Azerbaijan forces shell Armenian targets during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh near the city of Terter, Azerbaijan(CNS/Umit Bektas, Reuters)

The conflict in the Caucasus is affecting many Christians and the Australasian-Middle East Christian Apostolic Churches Conference has called for an end to violence. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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A bust and etching of Italian poet Dante Alighieri at the University of Bologna in Ravenna, Italy (CNS/Marco Bucco, Reuters via CNS)

In the run-up to next year’s 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, Pope Francis said he hoped people would read the Italian poet’s work, especially the Divine Comedy, which still resonates today. Source: Crux.

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Victoria has seen a 30 per cent rise in people accessing mental health services in the past month (Bigstock)

More than a million Australians have sought mental health treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows. Source: The Australian.

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Gilbert Alison with a copy of The Far East (The Catholic Leader)

The St Columbans Mission Society magazine The Far East is this week celebrating 100 years of publication. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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Displaced people from a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos (CNS/Elias Marcou, Reuters)

The Vatican will use a building in Rome offered to it by a religious order to house refugees, the Office of Papal Charities announced yesterday. Source: CNA.

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Pat Garcia (Catholic Health Australia)

Health savings accounts could fix intergenerational burdens in aged care, superannuation and medical insurance cover, writes Pat Garcia. Source: Australian Financial Review.

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Victorian Education Minister James Merlino expects 80 per cent of the tutors will be women (Bigstock)

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria has welcomed additional funding to employ tutors to support students to get back up to speed with learning, as announced by the Victorian Government yesterday.

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Carers Week 2020 (ACBC)

As the country marks National Carers Week, parishes and other Catholic communities are being encouraged to acknowlege and celebrate the role of those who provide unpaid support to people in need. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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