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A new two-part documentary beginning tonight will see 10 Australian Christians with vastly different beliefs live under one roof for a week to confront the controversial topics of their faith. Source: SBS News.
The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council says the federal Budget surplus means little to the growing number of families and single people who are living in entrenched poverty.
Stephen Finlay has been appointed director of a new institute dedicated to philosophical research at Australian Catholic University.
The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the federal Government’s formal Budget commitment to better target funding for Australia’s low-fee schools.
Pope Francis has urged young people to embrace their role as the present and the future of the Catholic Church by building relationships with their community and with God. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
What can we do in the face of opposition and fatigue? Like Paul the Apostle, we must keep going because “the love of Christ urges us on”, writes Catholic Social Services Victoria's Adrian Foley.
Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos has broken ranks on the eve of the Budget to call for an increase to the Newstart allowance, becoming the first federal Government MP to do so. Source: The Guardian.
Church leaders in India have expressed concern over the theft of two Marian statues in the northeastern part of the country but have warned against reading too much into the actions. Source: Crux.
Financial markets must serve the human person, rather than human beings being reduced to serving markets, a Vatican official told a conference at the University of Chicago. Source: NCR Online.
Salma was just 18 years old, pregnant and fearful for her life and that of her unborn child when she featured in Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion in 2013.
German actor and devout Catholic Frederik Mayet says his role playing Jesus Christ in the world famous Oberammergau Passion Play is "a big honour”. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Apostolic Nuncio to Australia Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana and Toowoomba Bishop Robert McGuckin officially opened and blessed the new central administration building of the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office on Friday.
Parent groups are pushing for consistency in reporting of school violence across government and non-government schools in the ACT. Source: Canberra Times.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge says it would be “naïve” to ignore the role the child sexual abuse crisis has played in a slight drop in recent Mass attendance figures. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
To fight clerical sexual abuse, the Church must have clear laws and procedures, but it also must engage in “spiritual combat” because it is obvious the devil is at work, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.
A Cairns Catholic school principal with 20 years’ experience in alternative education has been recognised as one of the country’s best teachers. Source: Cairns Post.
British journalist and papal biographer Austen Ivereigh and Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. discussed Pope Francis' vision for a humble, listening and learning Church during a recent public conversation. Source: Catholic Outlook.