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Greens ‘grossly misrepresenting’ facts on Catholic schools funding

The Australian Greens’ claim that there is no line of sight on how non-government schools spend government funding is a gross misrepresentation of the facts, says National Catholic Education Commission acting executive director Sally Egan.

Climate Environment

Climate change the biggest global issue for Australians

Polling commissioned by Caritas Australia has found climate change is the biggest global concern for two-thirds of Australians, easily outranking armed conflict, even as war rages in Ukraine.

Benedict XVI Peace Ukraine

Benedict XVI tells Ukrainian archbishop: ‘I continue to pray for peace’

The leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church met with retired Pope Benedict XVI in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery in Rome this week and asked him to keep praying for Ukraine. Source: CNA.


Look at gambling through a public health lens, Parliament told

The online wagering industry should be held accountable by a national independent regulator, an anti-gambling organisation has proposed, as a federal parliamentary inquiry prepares to evaluate options for reform. Source: The Age.

Homelessness Pope Francis

Pope blesses ‘begging statue’ that will help Vincentians build homes

A dove in flight lays a blanket over a homeless person in a new sculpture blessed by Pope Francis on Wednesday. Source: Crux.

Health Poverty Vatican

Vatican opens ‘field hospital’ in St Peter’s Square 

As part of the Vatican celebration of World Day of the Poor on November 13, a dozen doctors and nurses and 90 medical students set up shop in St Peter’s Square. Source: NCR Online.

Film Review

No glory in New Zealand’s secret religious cult

Gloriavale: New Zealand’s Secret Cult is a documentary about the religious cult founded by an Australian preacher in 1969. Source: Jesuit Media.

Charity Natural disasters

Government extends emergency relief funding for charities

Charities struggling to cope with natural disasters will have a financial lifeline extended, as floods continue to wreak havoc across Australia. Source: Canberra Times.

In The Dioceses Refugees

Community converts empty convent into home for Ukrainian refugees

A community effort to transform an empty convent in the Bathurst Diocese into a home for Ukrainian refugees has paid off, with two families moving in last weekend. Source: ABC News.