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First Nations Politics

Albanese says ‘misinformation’ blocking progress of Voice to Parliament

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has taken aim at opposition to the Voice to Parliament, saying “misinformation” was blocking its progress. Source: The Australian.

Africa Ecumenism Pope Francis

Pope leads ecumenical prayer service in South Sudan

In one of his final events in South Sudan, Pope Francis led an ecumenical prayer service with other Christian leaders on Saturday, stressing the need to join forces in promoting peace and addressing the country’s other crippling problems. Source: Crux.

Religious Orders

Renovated centre looks to the future while honouring the past

The Sisters of the Good Samaritan welcomed members of their community to a liturgy marking the blessing and opening of renovations to St Scholastica’s Congregational Centre in Sydney.


‘Wonderful sign of growth’ for Tasmanian Catholic schools

The start of the 2023 school year was particularly significant for three Hobart Catholic colleges, as two schools admitted year 11 students for the first time and one after more than 30 years. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.


Abdallah’s honour their children at first i4Give Festival

The family of four children who were killed in a nightmare crash in western Sydney three years ago have honoured their children in a new event. Source:

Asia Peace

Cardinal Zen among Hong Kong nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

Cardinal Joseph Zen is among six people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for championing human rights in Hong Kong. Source: The Tablet.

Appointment Bishops

Bishop Kennedy appointed Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Michael Kennedy, who has led the Diocese of Armidale in regional New South Wales since 2012, the new Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle. Source: ACBC.

Bishops Funeral

Australia farewells Cardinal Pell, ‘a lion of the Church’

Cardinal George Pell’s funeral in Sydney yesterday was at times solemn, reverent, defiant and sorrowful, mixed with wry Australian humour, and attended by mourners from all walks of life. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Registrations open for national sports consultation

The Bishops Commission for Evangelisation, Laity and Ministry is inviting Catholics to register for an online national sports consultation to be held on February 28. Source: ACBC Media Blog.