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The Goldfinch is undeniably well-crafted and acted, but, much like the painting at its heart, it is a thing of beauty without a beating heart. Source: ACOFB.
The McGowan Government has announced an extra $17.8 million for palliative care in Western Australia ahead of a gruelling upper house debate on its euthanasia laws. Source: WA Today.
The plight of those having to survive on Newstart seems to matter little to those who decide whether the allowance is lifted, writes Catholic Social Services Australia’s Joe Zabar.
In the lead-up to World Mission Sunday on October 20, a social media campaign aims to captivate hearts and minds around the world through asking, “What’s your mission?” Source: Catholic Mission.
Peace, climate change and lessons from Indigenous communities were the key areas of focus for an interfaith gathering in Adelaide to celebrate International Day of Peace. Source: The Southern Cross.
Violence against women remains a global concern for the Vatican, an official told members of the United Nations this week. Source: CNA.
Jesuit Social Services is among a coalition of mental health experts and community groups demanding an overhaul of Victoria’s youth justice system so that it focuses on early intervention, rehabilitation and support. Source: Herald Sun.
Lay men and women involved in ministry have been fundamental in spreading the Gospel and furthering the Catholic Church's mission in the Amazon, a Brazilian bishop has said. Source: CNS.
Thousands of Catholics from England and Wales are expected to travel to Rome for the canonisation of John Henry Newman this weekend, when he will become the first English saint of modern times. Source: The Tablet.
Pope Francis has warned Catholics to not turn their faith into an ideology, as he said St Paul did when he was persecuting Christians before his conversion. Source: CNA.
Most bishops who lead dioceses in the Amazon support the ordination of married men of proven virtue, or “viri probati”, as a way of addressing the lack of priests in the region, a Brazilian bishop said. Source: CNS.
The heads of the Australian Christian Lobby and National Secular Lobby met in Canberra yesterday to debate the Morrison Government’s proposed religious discrimination laws. Source: SBS News.
Australia’s first Indigenous surgeon says he is terrified by the McGowan Government’s plan to let doctors suggest voluntary assisted dying in Western Australia. Source: The Australian.
Marking today’s World Homeless Day, the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is calling on the Berejiklian Government to address the state's "chronic homelessness problem" by urgently increasing social housing.
Christian leaders in India have criticised a Hindu group’s demand to remove Bibles from a Government hospital in Shillong, the capital of Christian-majority Meghalaya state. Source: ucanews.org.
Hundreds of Catholics who attended the Brisbane Assembly have been invigorated with a message to “listen to the voice of God” and “hold your nerve” in discerning what the Church needs at this time. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Men remain crucial partners in nationwide efforts to end violence against women and children, according to a network of organisations focused on engaging men in prevention, early intervention and support strategies. Source: Jesuit Social Services.
Sr Susan Flood OSU is the new prioress general of the Ursulines of the Roman Union, becoming the first Australian elected to lead more than 1500 members across 39 countries. Source: Catholic Religious Australia.