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Education

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.

Bible

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.

World

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.

Budget

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.

Education

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.

Disaster

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.

Housing

One million homes to be built under accord

Treasurer Jim Chalmers will use tonight’s federal Budget to outline plans for a housing accord between governments and private industry to build up to one million homes, with a particular focus on affordable homes. Source: The Age.

Euthanasia

Funds approved for South Australia’s euthanasia laws

Specialist pharmacists and “care navigators” are being recruited with South Australia allocating $18 million over five years to implement new euthanasia laws. Source: AAP.

Human Rights

UN inspectors locked out of Australian prisons

Australia’s human rights reputation is in jeopardy after a United Nations anti-torture subcommittee suspended its visit when it was denied access to jails in New South Wales and inpatient units in Queensland. Source: The Guardian.