EU Court of Justice has banned hijabs in the workplace. (Pixabay)

The Court of Justice of the European Union has allowed a qualified ban on religious headscarves in the workplace, following the case of a receptionist who was fired for wearing a hijab to work, reports Catholic News Agency.

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Pro-life feminism sign (CNS)

It's time for a new kind of feminism – one where it's okay to be pro-life, writes Kate Moriarty on Eureka Street.

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Notre Dame University

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Sleeping rough (Pixabay)

A move to ban rough sleeping in Melbourne has been condemned by a senior United Nations official as violation of human rights law, reports The Age.

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The pectoral cross of Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho (Catholic Weekly)

The best response Christians can give to the threat of Islamic State is to live genuinely Christian lives, and to not be afraid, the last head of the archdiocese of Mosul in Iraq told the Catholic Weekly.

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Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre (Global Detention Project)

Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) has called on the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection to ensure dignity, wellbeing and personal security of the individuals living in detention centres is upheld.

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Gladys Berejiklian at the STEM launch (Celestino)

The nation's first science-focused school will be run by Catholic Education in the Diocese of Parramatta, reports ABC News.

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Archbishop David Moxon presides over the service (Catholic Herald)

Anglican Choral Evensong was celebrated in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican for the first time on Monday, reports the Catholic Herald.

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Pope Francis at yesterday’s general audience (CNS/Paul Haring)

Employers who make business deals that threaten people's livelihood commit a sin that robs men, women and their families of their dignity, Pope Francis said, according to Catholic News Service.

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Isaac tells his story on 16,000Voices. (YouTube/16,000Voices)

A New Zealand campaign is publishing written and video testimonies of people who oppose euthanasia in that country, reports MercatorNet.

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The Catholics by Roy Hattersley

Few pause to consider the recusants, that small number of Catholics who, amid the post-Reformation religious havoc wreaked by Tudor and Stuart monarchs, refused to be coerced into abandoning their allegiance to the pope, writes Peter Stanford at The Guardian.

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Fr Timoner

In a tiny rural village in the Philippines locals work tirelessly at coconut farms for around $2 a day. With no access to education or welfare services these people live in poverty, the Cessnock Advertiser reports.

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Bella Augimeri at Restore

The Culture Project Australia is encouraging discussion on human dignity and sexual integrity among young people, the Catholic Outlook reports.

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The blogging Benedictine

“There are Benedictines, and then there are Benedictines,” says Fr Hugh Somerville-Knapman, who believes he is the latter, according to the Catholic Leader.

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Vatican euros

The Vatican has issued new figures showing it narrowed its deficit by half in 2015 to 12.4 million euros ($17.3 million), AAP reports in Yahoo7.

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Cardinal Gerhard Muller

The Vatican's doctrinal chief has dismissed accusations that some Vatican officials are resisting recommendations on best practices for protecting children and vulnerable adults from clergy sex abuse, Catholic News Service reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Peaceful prayer vigil

Traditional views on marriage and the sanctity of human life have been marginalised by a new orthodoxy, Archbishop Christopher Prowse has told the Canberra Times.

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One-child policy

For some 35 years, China's population was strictly controlled by the Communist government’s one-child policy. But what about the estimated 13 million unregistered second and third children, asks Catholic News Agency.

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Asylum-seekers, Villawood

The Josephite Justice Network has launched Tuesday Mourning, a weekly event from now until Pentecost Sunday in mourning for the innocent people locked up on Manus Island and Nauru.

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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