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Charity Politics

Faith leaders join call to reject Productivity Commission recommendation 

Jewish and Islamic leaders have joined the Catholic Church in urging the Labor Government to reject a Productivity Commission recommendation they say could allow a government agency to appoint and remove religious leaders. Source: The Australian.

Housing New South Wales

NSW to trial prefabricated modular homes to address housing crisis 

Pre-built modular homes will be trialled in New South Wales to boost social housing, as research shows new home construction targets will not be met. Source: The Guardian.

Disability Immigration

Rethink urged on ‘outdated’ treatment of migrants with disabilities

An Albanese Government review into Australia’s treatment of migrants with disabilities and permanent health conditions has branded its approach outdated and called for an overhaul as desperate families face removal from the country. Source: The Age.

In The Dioceses Saints

Sydney church welcomes St Charbel relic

It’s no easy feat for a parishioner to get their hands on a first-class relic at the request of their parish priest. But on St Charbel’s feast, anything is possible for St Luke’s Revesby’s Rita Torbay. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Charity Modern Slavery

On the road to ending slavery

Supporters of Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) raised more than $10,000 for the charity at the annual Run Melbourne event on Sunday.

For The Diary Health

Moral distress and burnout at ‘crisis’ point in health sector

Moral distress and burnout are at crisis proportions in the health sector, say two bioethicists who will discuss the topic in a webinar on Wednesday. Source: ACU.


Top Vatican cardinal tells Ukrainians to ‘never lose faith’

As part of an ongoing visit to Ukraine, the Vatican’s Secretary of State visited a heavily bombarded city on the weekend and celebrated Mass at a popular Marian shrine, telling locals to never lose hope and to continue praying for peace. Source: Crux.

Pope Francis

Beware the dictatorship of doing: Pope

In order to be compassionate and best respond to the needs of others, one must take time to relax and not be anxious about getting things done, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.

India Religious Freedom

Christian leaders say India’s anti-conversion laws target Christians

A delegation of Christian leaders has urged India’s federal government to ask 11 states to repeal the sweeping anti-conversion laws, which they say target Christians. Source: UCA News.