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- 24 March, 2023
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Labor and Coalition strike deal on management of Voice referendum
The Albanese Government has struck a deal with the Coalition on legislation setting out how this year’s planned referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament will be managed. Source: ABC News.
Former convent transformed into ‘place of healing’ for struggling parents
Mothers and families experiencing severe postnatal depression and other mental illnesses will be cared for, with their babies, in Queensland’s first dedicated perinatal mental health centre. Source: The Australian.
Sydney Archdiocese condemns violence outside parish event
Sydney Archdiocese has condemned violent behaviour on Tuesday by protesters outside St Michael’s, Belfield, describing it as “unacceptable”. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Pope urges renewed consecration of Ukraine and Russia to Mary
Pope Francis has urged believers to renew the consecration of humanity – especially Russia and Ukraine – to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Source: Vatican News.
Melbourne Catholic schools embrace use of AI tool
Catholic schools in Melbourne are being encouraged to harness artificial intelligence writing tool ChatGPT for teaching and assessment – instead of banning it, as state schools have. Source: The Age.
Illuminate project lights the way for religious education
A religious education project operating in some Toowoomba Catholic schools is “lighting the way” for teachers to foster the religious life of their school.
Catholic health care institutions in US ‘should not perform gender transitions’
The United States bishops have issued new guidance that Catholic health care institutions must not perform gender transition interventions, whether surgical or chemical, on a person regardless of their age. Source: Crux.
Not practising what you preach is hypocrisy: Pope Francis
To effectively witness to the Gospel, Christians need to be consistent in what they believe, how they live and what they preach, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.
Missionaries called to prioritise migration, climate change
Catholic missionaries need to prioritise migration and refugee issues, climate change and the coexistence of various cultures in their missionary works, says the head of the Columban missionaries. Source: UCA News.