Australia’s aged care system is fast becoming unsustainable due to financial losses faced by providers, the worsening workforce crisis and an ageing population that will double the cost within 40 years, a new report warns. Source: The Guardian.
Ambitious climate change targets, family violence leave and the creation of Jobs and Skills Australia will be the Albanese Government’s first items of business when the new Parliament sits in the last week of July. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
I could not be who I am today if I did not have faith in God and hope for a better day, and more importantly, if my parents did not have faith in God and hope in me, writes Fr Thien Nguyen SVD. Source: The Age.
After seven years in the role, Julien O’Connell will finish his term as Australian Catholic University's Pro-Chancellor at the end of June.
The Catholics attending Mass at St Francis Xavier Church in Owo, Nigeria, on Pentecost did not know how much it would cost to participate in the suffering of Jesus, said Oyo Bishop Emmanuel Badejo. Source: CNS.
The Church needs theologians who know how to transmit the truths of faith in a way that will speak to people today, the Pope has written in a new text. Source: CNS.
Catholic Mission is encouraging parish communities to support asylum-seekers and help them to settle more smoothly into life in Australia.
The ACT Government has confirmed faith-based schools will still be free to pick and choose staff and students based on their beliefs, following a “drafting issue” in proposed changes to local discrimination laws. Source: RiotACT.
The “Parramatta Way of Safeguarding”, which demonstrates Parramatta Diocese’s commitment to safeguarding, is one of the first things you see when you visit the diocese’s head office. Source: Catholic Outlook.
A new program being rolled out across Vinnies stores in Victoria is expected to give a second life to 100,000 electrical items. Source: ABC News.
Saying he did not want to add to the suffering of survivors of clerical sexual abuse who criticised his appointment as a cardinal, a retired Belgium bishop asked Pope Francis to withdraw his nomination, and the Pope agreed. Source: CNS.
The federal Government is ending the compulsory religious aspect of the $60 million a year National School Chaplaincy Program, giving schools a choice of chaplain or professionally-qualified student welfare officer. Source: Canberra Times.
A Catholic church and several civilian homes in eastern Myanmar’s Kayah state have been burned down by junta troops. Source: UCA News.
Young children will have an extra year of education under a new plan from both the New South Wales and Victorian governments, a move supported by Catholic Schools NSW.
Pope Francis has issued a decree requiring bishops to obtain written permission from the Vatican to start an “association of the faithful” as a first step toward forming a religious order. Source: Crux.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB is inviting the Catholic community to attend the closing Mass of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia – the culmination of a four-year journey of renewal for the Church. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The Albanese Government has formally told the industrial umpire it will introduce 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave into the National Employment Standards as soon as possible. Source: SBS News.
A subtitled film from Bhutan, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom tells the dramatic story of a disgruntled teacher assigned to a remote village. In bonding with his students, this teacher becomes a pupil himself. Source: Jesuit Media.