Education’s distinct purpose is to be forward-thinking, but the Government’s sweeping changes to university fee structures are short-sighted, writes Australian Catholic University's Professor Joy Damousi. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
In the face of searing unfairness, we embrace the painful realities of life by digging deeper for hope, writes Sr Patty Fawkner SGS. Source: The Good Oil.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has welcomed the decision that churches in England can reopen for public worship from July 4. Source: The Tablet.
Catholic Social Services Victoria has identified the need for better transport options, access to social and mental health services and reducing housing stress as pressing issues for two regional Victorian communities.
There is no respite for 1.3 million refugees needing humanitarian assistance in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, following a cyclone, COVID-19 and threats posed by monsoon season. Source: Caritas Australia.
South Africa’s bishops believe lessons learned in the fight against COVID-19 could be used to help stop the country’s ‘second pandemic’. Source: Crux.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference says a 1.75 per cent increase in the national minimum wage falls well short of the boost needed, leaving many families vulnerable during a pandemic. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The Gift of Maryknoll is a short video outlining a unique example of how the Church in Tasmania is uniting to help overcome homelessness. Source: CatholicCare Tasmania.
Hello Hunter is a new initiative of churches in the Newcastle region that aims to help people who are feeling isolated, anxious or in need. Source: MNNews.Today
Catholic organisations in Europe are urging governments to learn lessons from the COVID-19 crisis and introduce far-reaching reforms. Source: NCR Online.
Welfare sector leaders say the Morrison Government’s plan for a 113 per cent fee hike for social work degrees will turn young people away from a critical profession where pay is low but quality workers are in high demand. Source: The Australian.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI returned to the Vatican yesterday, five days after flying to Germany to spend time with his ailing, 96-year-old brother. Source: CNS.
The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need raised more than $171 million in 2019 for suffering and persecuted Christians around the world.
After the toppling of a saint’s statue in San Francisco, the city’s archbishop said important protests over racial injustice have been “hijacked” by a mob bent on violence. Source: CNA.
A generous gift of blankets and beanies from a southeast Melbourne parish has been delivered to East Gippsland communities affected by Victoria's summer bushfires. Source: Sale Diocese.
A Brisbane Catholic has launched a social media campaign to counteract the harmful effects of pornography. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Labor will campaign for a royal commission into the Government’s controversial robodebt scheme, which unlawfully recovered tens of millions of dollars from welfare recipients. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Enrolments at some Melbourne Catholic primary schools have dropped, particularly in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, as cost-conscious families and migrant communities choose government schools. Source: The Age.