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Gun Violence United States

Dallas bishop calls for end to violence after mass shooting

Dallas Bishop Edward Burns addressed the faithful of his diocese “with a heavy heart” on Saturday after at least eight people, including a child, were killed during a mass shooting that afternoon at a shopping centre in Allen, Texas. Source: OSV News.

South East Asia

Indonesian Catholics face sedition charge over ASEAN protest

Police in Indonesia’s Catholic-majority Flores Island summoned four Catholic villagers and local activists and accused them of sedition over a planned protest during the upcoming summit of Southeast Asian leaders. Source: UCA News.

Bishops Eastern Rite

Maronite Eparchy hosts bishops for golden jubilee Mass

More than 30 bishops concelebrated Mass at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral on Sunday, taking part in ongoing celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the Maronite Eparchy in Australia. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Abuse crisis Insurance

Church insurer facing challenges due to abuse claims

Church leaders say they remain fully committed to engaging with survivors of abuse with justice and compassion, including in the payment of compensation, as changes at Catholic Church Insurance loom. Source: The Australian.

Budget Cost Of Living

ACOSS chief says Budget’s electricity bill relief insufficient

Almost $15 billion in cost-of-living relief over four years will be at the centre of the Albanese Government’s second Budget, but a key element – electricity bill relief – is being criticised as insufficient and short-lived. Source: ABC News.

Funeral

‘People’s priest’ Fr Bob farewelled at state funeral

The state funeral of Melbourne priest and social justice campaigner Fr Bob Maguire was held in Melbourne on Friday. Source: 9news.com.

HIgher Education Honours

Honorary doctorates awarded to Watkins and Collins

The University of Notre Dame Australia has conferred honorary doctorates on a former New South Wales deputy premier with a passion for healthcare and a former senator turned tireless education advocate.

Appointment

Mission and mum inspire new CatholicCare CEO

Newly-appointed CatholicCare Tasmania chief executive Julia Mangan credits her Catholic education in Adelaide and watching her mother work in the public housing sector as major influences in her life – both personally and professionally.

United Kingdom

Pomp and pageantry but heart of Charles’ coronation was religious ceremony 

Britain’s new monarch King Charles III and his wife Queen Camilla were crowned on Saturday at Westminster Abbey, London, in a religious ceremony rich with ancient traditions and pageantry. Source: Vatican News.