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First Nations Politics

Voice referendum question and constitutional amendment announced 

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced the proposed question Australians will be asked at this year’s referendum and the draft constitutional amendment that would enable an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Source: ABC News.

Eastern Rite

Ukrainian Catholics in Australia change from Julian to Gregorian calendar

The Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia will switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, sharing the feasts of Easter and Christmas with other Catholics following a decree by Bishop Mykola Bychok CSsR. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Easter Liturgy

‘Go ahead and invite’ people to Easter services

Four in 10 Australians would attend an Easter service if they were invited by a close friend or family member, a recent survey has found. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Ecology Human Rights

Pope reiterates call to ensure fundamental human right to water

Pope Francis has reiterated his urgent call for a renewed international effort to achieve universal access to clean water and sanitation, which the United Nations recognised in 2010 as a fundamental human right. Source: Vatican News.


Project Compassion working to lift vulnerable communities out of poverty 

Throughout Lent, Caritas Australia has shared stories of people whose lives have been transformed thanks to Australians’ support of the charity’s annual Project Compassion campaign. 

In The Dioceses Prayer

Catholic communities unite for ‘Fiat – A Weekend of Prayer’

Catholic communities across Melbourne Archdiocese, including the Catholic prison population, will unite in prayer over the next three days during “Fiat –  A Weekend of Prayer”. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Benedict XVI Legal Matters

Prosecutors drop case of alleged cover-up against Benedict XVI

A potential legal case against the late pope Benedict XVI over his handling of abuse during his time as archbishop of Munich has been dropped. Source: CNA.

Media Pope Francis Youth

Pope talks abortion, LGBTQ rights with young people in new documentary

“It’s boring to talk to a priest,” Pope Francis said with a smile as he began an upfront and informal conversation with 10 young people in Rome on their questions about faith and issues within the Church. Source: OSV News.

Film Review

Likeable sports dramedy a slam dunk

In Champions, an aggressive basketball coach caught drink-driving is sentenced to 90 days of community service – coaching a group of people with disabilities. Source: Jesuit Media.