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Climate Environment

No climate justice without land justice: African bishops

As the United Nations climate change conference unfolds in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Catholic bishops in Africa are warning that there cannot be climate justice without land justice. Source: CNS.

Climate Vatican

World leaders have ‘moral obligation’ to act on climate change

Cardinal Pietro Parolin has told world leaders in Egypt for the United Nations climate summit that they have a “a moral obligation” to safeguard the planet and to offer aid to people suffering the “humanitarian impacts caused by climate change”. Source: CNS.

Anniversary Poverty Social Services

Minister salutes Centacare and raises ‘one of the biggest issues’

The urgent need to tackle generational poverty and disadvantage was highlighted by South Australian Human Services Minister Nat Cook at Centacare Catholic Family Service’s 80th anniversary. Source: The Southern Cross.

Gambling Opinion

Chances are you’re about to ignore gambling warnings

New slogans designed to warn about the risk of gambling fall well short of regulation that might meaningfully curb what has become a social norm, writes Julian Butler SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

Abuse crisis Redress

Redress scheme to get extra staff to help clear huge backlog

Extra staff will be hired to handle applications to the National Redress Scheme for victims of child sexual abuse, as the program buckles under the weight of a huge backlog in cases. Source: ABC News.


Research reveals need for investment in refugee resettlement hotspots

Place-based investment is urgently needed to help Australia’s major settlement cities meet the needs of growing refugee communities, according to new research by Australian Catholic University and the Edmund Rice Centre.


Disability laws set for first major shake-up in nearly 40 years

Australians will get the chance to have their say as federal disability services laws undergo their first major shake-up since 1986. Source: SBS News.

For The Diary

Cardinal Czerny to deliver annual Cardijn Lecture 

Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ will speak about the social teaching of Pope Francis when he delivers the annual Cardijn Lecture next week. Source: Australian Cardijn Institute.


Pope asks religious not to be discouraged by lack of vocations 

Pope Francis has asked religious not to succumb to pessimism over a lack of vocations and to pray with him to “deliver us from the presumption of self-sufficiency and the spirit of worldly criticism”. Source: CNA.