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‘Going deeper’ into the faith through new podcast

Evangelisation Brisbane’s new Going Deeper podcast is all about getting to the heart of what it means to be Catholic, says producer David Kruse. Source: The Catholic Leader.


New membership model for Young Christian Students

Having just marked its 80th anniversary, Melbourne Young Christian Students has announced a radical plan for its future – introducing direct individual memberships.


Interfaith dialogue ‘a priority for world peace’

Interfaith dialogue is of the utmost priority for world peace, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said before leaving Vienna to take part in the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue this week. Source: The Tablet.


Bishops to take ‘new pathways’ to help make a better Asia

Catholic bishops in Asia have committed themselves to engage with governments, non-governmental agencies and civil organisations to respond to issues affecting the Church and society in their work for a better Asia. Source: Crux.


Commission plans global safeguarding report

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has met at the Vatican and laid the groundwork for an annual report on child protection efforts by the Church globally. Source: CNS.


Catholic health calls for default benefits for at-home care

Thousands more patients could be cared for in the comfort of their own home instead of a hospital under reforms proposed by Catholic Health Australia.


Vinnies marks centenary with treasure hunt

A century has passed since the St Vincent de Paul Society opened its first store in New South Wales and while much has changed, the charity is still focused on helping those most in need. Source: AAP.


University to fund Catholic community research projects

Australian Catholic University will fund three new community-initiated research projects that seek to improve the lives of young mothers with complex needs, refugees and young people at risk.


Latest national NAPLAN test results a ‘mixed bag’

Almost 15 per cent of year 9 boys don’t meet the national minimum achievement standard for reading — the highest proportion ever, according to the latest NAPLAN test results. Source: ABC News.