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First Nations

Guide aims to encourage prayer and conversation about the Voice 

With a vote on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament due this year, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council has prepared a guide to encourage prayer and discussion about the referendum.

In The Dioceses Ordination

Brisbane Archdiocese gets three new priests

The Archdiocese of Brisbane yesterday celebrated the Feasts of St Peter and Paul with Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordaining three men to the priesthood.

Religious Orders

Salesians appoint new provincial 

The Salesians of Don Bosco Australia-Pacific Province will have a new provincial in 2024, with the appointment of Fr Peter Hoang Kim Huy SDB for a six-year term. 


NDIS godfather says scheme now ‘exact opposite of what was intended’

Australians with a disability are pressured to present “the worst version of themselves or their children” to get help through the National Disability Insurance Scheme or risk having no support at all, according to an interim report from a review into the scheme. Source: SMH.

Education Vatican

Dioceses, religious must work together to support Catholic schools: Vatican

As Catholic schools worldwide face several challenges – including declining enrolments, funding or maintaining a distinctive religious character – the Vatican has urged religious orders, dioceses and laypeople to come together to “take risks” and be creative in finding solutions. Source: CNS.


Church in Germany hit by wave of resignations 

The Church in Germany, shaken by the abuse scandal, is continuing to shrink, with more than half a million people officially quitting the Church in 2022. Source: OSV News.

Film Review

Feel-good film about Tongan prize worth its weight in brass

Based on a true story, Red, White and Brass is cheerful entertainment about a group of mates who form a traditional Tongan marching band, just to score tickets to a Rugby World Cup game. Source: Australian Catholics.

Pope Francis Saints

Pope calls St Mary MacKillop ‘an extraordinary religious sister’

Pope Francis yesterday dedicated his general audience talk to Australian St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, focusing on her dedication to the poor, to formation and education. Source: CNS.

Abortion Politics

Labor Left to push for free abortions and end to offshore processing

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be urged to provide free abortions across Australia and end offshore processing at Labor’s upcoming national conference, as the party membership pushes the Government to adopt a more left-wing agenda. Source: The Australian.