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Education Victoria

Catholic schools welcome Victorian election pledges

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria says the state’s major political parties have recognised the value of Catholic education, with Labor and the Coalition making election pledges to build and upgrade schools. Source: MACS.

Pope Francis

Pope decries Congo attack, renews call for Ukraine peace

Pope Francis yesterday condemned an attack on a Congolese village that led to the deaths of seven people, including a religious sister, and renewed calls for peace in “martyred Ukraine”. Source: NCR Online.


Australian teachers to share Pacific experience in Rome

Eilish Flagg and Katie Rawet should have crossed paths as students in the same teaching degree at Australian Catholic University. Instead, they met in a remote South Pacific village with no electricity, running water or roads.


Sr Jane uses creative window to know the Bible

When graphic designer Sr Jane Maisey RSJ hears of a need into which she can pour her artistic talents, it is an invitation that she cannot turn down. Source: NZ Catholic.

Abortion World

Biden ‘gravely wrong’ to push abortion, Catholic bishops say

President Joe Biden must end his “single-minded” abortion extremism and see the humanity in unborn children, the United States bishops said this week. Source: CNA.


Ireland could lose one quarter of its priests in next 15 years

New figures on clerical numbers in Ireland show that a quarter of all priests serving in the Church are expected to retire over the next 15 years. Source: The Tablet.


Catholic sector welcomes $560m funding boost

Catholic Social Services Australia has welcomed an additional $560 million in funding for domestic violence, Indigenous services and housing to be announced in tonight’s federal Budget.


Catholic Schools launches ‘bold and ambitious’ plan

Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools has launched its inaugural strategic plan, following an extensive process of consultation and development.


Aged care workers band together during floods

Aged care staff living in flood-ravaged areas in Victoria’s Hume region have banded together to support each other – and their older clients – through the crisis. Source: VMCH.