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Cyber safety

Cyber bullies dodge school mobile phone ban

Victorian students continue to dodge school mobile phone bans to watch porn, bully and secretly film each other, cyber safety experts warn. Source: Herald Sun.

Eastern Rite

Sydney’s Syriac Catholics plan new church for growing community

Sydney’s Syriac Catholics are set to build a home for their fast-growing community after receiving development approval for a church and pastoral centre in Sydney’s south west. Source: Catholic Weekly.

HIgher Education Ukraine

University program helps Ukrainian mum achieve her dream

A Ukrainian refugee whose small town was among the first to be bombed by Russian forces is fulfilling her dream to study humanities, thanks to an innovative Australian Catholic University program. Source: Catholic Leader.


School launches hairdresser offensive in war against mullets

A Sydney private school’s long-running war on mullets is set for another flashpoint when class begins next term after it warned parents that children with non-compliant cuts would have their hair trimmed on site. Source: SMH.

Pope Francis

Jesus is found in the community of the Church: Francis

Despite its failures and imperfection, within the community of the Church is where one finds Jesus, Pope Francis said on Divine Mercy Sunday. Source: CNA.


Biden meets priest who gave son last rites

US President Joe Biden broke down in tears on the final day of his four-day trip to Ireland after a chance meeting with the priest who gave his son Beau the last rites before he died in 2015. Source: The Guardian.

Papal Trip

Pope Francis will visit Mongolia in September

Pope Francis has confirmed he will travel to Mongolia in September, becoming the first pope to visit the Asian nation, which is home to a cardinal and about 1300 Catholics. Source: CNS.

Cost Of Living

Bishops call for urgent action to address cost-of-living pressures

Financial pressures on low- and middle-income families have made responding to the cost of living one of the country’s most important and urgent policy issues, Australia’s bishops told the Senate Select Committee on the Cost of Living. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Voice should advise ministers only: Brennan

Jesuit priest and author Frank Brennan has told a joint select committee the Indigenous Voice should be able to advise executive government via ministers only. Source: The Australian.