Independent Education Union representatives at the NSW government teacher’s strike earlier this month (Facebook/IEU)

Thousands of Catholic school teachers in New South Wales and the ACT will walk off the job next week demanding a 10 to 15 per cent pay increase over the next two years. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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Organisers hope the Rosary for Our Lady Help of Christians will become an annual prayer event (Bigstock)

Catholics nationwide will get out their rosary beads tomorrow for a prayer event in honour of Australia’s patroness, Our Lady Help of Christians. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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 Pope Francis with Bono at the launch of the Scholas Occurrentes International Educational Movement at the Vatican yesterday (Vatican Media)

Pope Francis formally launched an international educational movement yesterday alongside U2 lead singer Bono. Source: CNA.

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New Zealand and the United States have agreed to resettle about 700 refugees who landed in Australia (Bigstock)

More than 500 refugees and asylum-seekers will be left with nowhere to go after Labor and the Coalition refused to commit to negotiating more places in overseas resettlement programs. Source: SBS News.

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Emmanuel Nathan will deliver the livestreamed lecture (ACU)

Pope Francis’ second encyclical, Laudato Si’, is having a positive influence on the practice of interreligious dialogue between Christians and Muslims. Source: ACU.

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Matthew Macfadyen, Colin Firth and Johnny Flynn in Operation Mincemeat (IMDB)

Operation Mincemeat is a British war drama about a true World War II strategy that aimed to keep plans for the Allied invasion of Sicily secret from Germany. Source: Jesuit Media.

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CHA is calling on members of the community to support the campaign (CHA)

Catholic Health Australia has been buoyed by political support for its Fight For Better Aged Care campaign and is vowing to keep the pressure on whichever party wins government this weekend.

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Evacuees from Mariupol at a temporary accommodation centre in Bezimenne, Ukraine, earlier this month(CNS/Alexander Ermochenko, Reuters)

Australia’s Catholic bishops have again expressed their prayer for, and solidarity with, the Ukrainian people in a letter to Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP addresses an anti-euthanasia rally in Sydney in 2021 (The Catholic Weekly/Giovanni Portelli)

Euthanasia legislation yesterday passed the New South Wales Parliament, with Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP describing it as “truly a dark day for New South Wales”. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

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Exorcism prayer books (CNS)

For the first time, researchers are collecting data on the ministry of exorcism with initial interviews showing that many exorcists feel isolated. Source: CNA.

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Pope Francis with the then-superiors of the four main men’s branches of the Franciscan family at the Vatican in 2017 (CNS/Vatican Media)

Granting an exception to canon law, Pope Francis said male religious orders that are made up of both priests and brothers can choose one of the brothers to be a provincial superior or even the superior general. Source: Crux.

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The New South Wales upper house adjourned debate at midnight (NSW Parliament website)

Euthanasia is set to be legalised in New South Wales today, after a marathon debate in the upper house that lasted until midnight failed to produce a vote. Source: ABC News.

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Participants at the launch of Parramatta Diocese

The idea of “walking together” is the core image Pope Francis presented to the faithful when convoking the Synod on Synodality in 2021, writes Sr Grace Roclawska CSFN. Source: Catholic Outlook.

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(Campion College/Giovanni Portelli Photography)

Campion College has launched its early offer scheme, which allows year 12 students and non-high school leavers to secure their 2023 admission to the liberal arts college in Sydney's west.

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(Bigstock)

The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations has told the industrial umpire that wages of low-paid Australians should increase by 6.5 per cent to avoid children being ingrained in poverty. Source: The Age.

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Caritas has helped more than 800,000 people in Ukraine through providing temporary shelter and activities for displaced children, seen here in Ivano Frankivsk in Western Ukraine (Caritas Australia)

Caritas Australia has raised more than $3.5 million for the people of Ukraine through an appeal launched shortly after Russia invaded the country in February.

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Pope Francis at his general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis has praised the way people have faced the trials and losses in their lives with a firmness of faith in God’s promises and love. Source: CNS.

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Global Prayer for China week begins on May 22 (Supplied)

An online global forum has appealed to Christians around the world to take part in a week-long prayer for the Church and the people of China. Source: UCA News.

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