The Queensland Catholic Education Commission and teaching staff have failed to find a resolution to a dispute over work conditions and payment. Source: Sunshine Coast Daily.
Pope Francis wrapped up his Japan visit in a very personal way yesterday, spending the morning with his Jesuit confreres in the community that would have been his own had his dream to be a missionary come true. Source: Crux.
Questions about Vatican finances, especially those involving a real estate deal in London, are serious but they also are a sign that reforms begun by Pope Benedict XVI are working, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
After years of hope, prayers and even a letter to the Pope, a Parramatta parish's dream of a new church has finally come true. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The importance of championing diversity and inclusion were key themes at Australian Catholic University’s fifth Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast at Parliament House in Melbourne yesterday.
Catholic leaders have urged the Morrison Government not to overturn the medevac law and to find a humane solution to the plight of asylum-seekers and refugees. Source: Catholic Religious Australia.
A group of women from the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese will work together on a newly-formed taskforce to support and promote women in the local Catholic Church. Source: Catholic Voice.
The University of Notre Dame Australia and a Perth-based ICT consultancy have joined forces to launch an initiative designed to increase digital literacy among Indigenous people in Broome. Source: The eRecord.
Aged care advocates, including Catholic Health Australia, say the Morrison Government’s $500 million response to the crisis gripping the sector doesn’t go far enough. Source: The Daily Telegraph.
A majority of Australian voters back the medevac regime in its current state or believe it should be more compassionate, according to the latest Guardian Essential poll. Source: The Guardian.
Two priests were each sentenced to more than 40 years in prison in Argentina for the sexual abuse of deaf children, a court in the western city of Mendoza ruled yesterday. Source: SBS News.
While not adopting the Japanese bishops’ opposition to nuclear power plants as his own, Pope Francis insisted the 2011 meltdown at the Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Fukushima raises serious questions. Source: CNS.
The Queensland parliamentary inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care, and voluntary assisted dying prompts reflection on the kind of society we want to be, writes Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge. Source: The Australian.
Every 10 years, the German army allows a few men to breach its “clean-shaven” requirements and complete their compulsory military service with long hair and beards. The men are performers in the Oberammergau Passion Play. Source: The Age.
The first session of the Maitland-Newcastle diocesan synod process took place on Saturday, with 400 people gathering in prayer, community and hope for the future of the diocese and the Church. Source: MNnews.Today.
The social and economic impact of drought and bushfires across parts of the country will flow through the affected communities for years, writes Catholic Social Services Australia’s Joe Zabar. Source: The Catholic Leader.
More than 10,000 new packages to allow older Australians to remain in their home for longer will be rolled out from December 1, the Morrison Government announced yesterday. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
More than 1000 young people from across Melbourne made their way to the CBD on Sunday for a pilgrimage walk and commissioning event in the lead-up to next month’s Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Perth. Source: Melbourne Catholic.