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Vatican reiterates closeness to seafarers

In a message marking the annual celebration of Sea Sunday this weekend, the Vatican has reiterated the Church’s closeness to all people working at sea. Source: Vatican News.

Cost Of Living Politics

Albanese considers further cost-of-living relief but no ‘cash splash’

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has left the door open to providing further cost-of-living relief for struggling Australians but cautioned against expectations of a looming “cash splash”. Source:

Employment Refugees

Asylum-seeker has new career all sewn up

Nothing makes Esther* happier than making clothes for others. The 32-year-old asylum-seeker from Papua New Guinea is a participant in Mercy Works’ partnership with the Romero Centre in Brisbane, which has so far helped 37 people gain employment since last July.


New milestone as diocese goes green

Maitland-Newcastle Diocese has announced that all of its sites, including 59 schools and 12 St Nicholas Early Education Centres, are powered by an accredited product that uses 100 per cent renewable energy. Source: MNnews.Today.


Stella Assange tells Francis of husband’s ‘cruel’ imprisonment

Stella Assange, the wife of imprisoned Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has described Pope Francis as a “massive moral protection” following her meeting with him last week. Source: The Tablet.

Central America

Nicaraguan bishop released from prison

Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Alvarez was released from prison late on Monday, a diplomatic source said, marking a possible turning point in the country’s prolonged crackdown on the Catholic Church. Source: Sight Magazine. 

Saints Vatican

Vatican to collect stories of Christian martyrs killed since 2000

Pope Francis has created a new commission to research and catalogue the stories of Christian martyrs from the third millennium, the Vatican announced yesterday. Source: CNA.


Gallagher has faith in ACT’s euthanasia laws

ACT Senator Katy Gallagher says she has faith the Barr Government will handle voluntary euthanasia legislation in the Territory appropriately as a “mature, responsible” Parliament. Source: The Australian.

First Nations Politics

From day one, Voice will have full in-tray: Burney

Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney says she will task the Voice to Parliament with generating fresh ideas in health, education, jobs and housing from day one, in a speech aimed at defining its purpose and agenda. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.