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Love is in the air as poetry prize celebrates 10 years

The Australian Catholic University Prize for Poetry, one of Australia’s richest poetry prizes, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with poets being asked to reflect on the theme of Love.


Pope prays that Good Friday Agreement continues to inspire peace

In his Regina Coeli address the day after Easter, Pope Francis commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement, praying that the deal which brought decades of violence in Northern Ireland to an end would continue to inspire peace. Source: Crux.


Cardinal Bo calls for end to violence in Myanmar as conflict intensifies

Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has appealed for peace and freedom in Myanmar, where tens of thousands of people, including Christians, continue to bear the brunt of an ongoing civil war between the military and ethnic rebel groups. Source: UCA News.

Indigenous Politics

Dutton says yes to constitutional recognition but no to Voice

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton will actively campaign against the Indigenous Voice to Parliament and has bound his frontbench to reject Anthony Albanese’s proposed model, prompting the Prime Minister to concede a Yes victory has been made more difficult. Source: The Australian.

Church Life

Christian leaders expect packed churches this Easter

Churches will be packed this Easter, according to Christian leaders who believe the demise of religion has been exaggerated. Source: Canberra Times

Pope Francis

Go back to the heart this Holy Week: Pope

Pope Francis has offered advice for how to have a fruitful Holy Week, urging people to focus on the essentials and look to the cross as the source of hope, as he prepares to wash the feet of 12 young people at a juvenile centre. Source: CNA.

Catechesis Laity

Tasmania blazes trail with institution of catechists

Nineteen catechists from parishes around Tasmania were formally instituted at St Mary’s Cathedral in Hobart recently, one of the first groups to be instituted in Australia. Source: Archdiocese of Hobart.

Modern Slavery

Be a Good Egg in fight against slavery and child labour

A justice-based chocolate revolution has been sweeping through schools, parishes and communities in Australia in the days leading up to Easter, with people buying slavery-free certified Easter eggs to avoid chocolate that may have been produced using child labour. Source: ACRATH

Film Review

Comedy and drama odd bedfellows in hospital

Allelujah is a British film based on the play of the same name by Alan Bennett and it boasts a Britbox cast of acting luminaries in an ensemble work of heart. Source: Jesuit Media.