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Full marks for Sisters in safeguarding audit

Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd (ACSL) has published safeguarding audit reports for two orders of religious women, the Sisters of St John of God and Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, and both received full marks for compliance.

Aged Care

Health and aged-care precinct ‘sets new benchmark’

Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli has officially blessed and opened Calvary Health Care’s new landmark retirement living, health and aged-care precinct, Calvary Kooyong. Source: Melbourne Catholic.


Indigenous senator makes statement from the heart on Voice

Social justice was on the agenda when Jesuit Social Services hosted its annual dinner recently, with guest speaker Senator Malarndirri McCarthy giving a personal insight into what a Yes vote in the Voice referendum would mean for Australia. Source: Australian Jesuits.


Tasmanian pilgrimage brings young people closer to Jesus

The seventh annual St Patrick’s Pilgrimage saw young people from across the Archdiocese of Hobart cover about 40km over two days as they made their way from Colebrook to Richmond.

Pope Francis

Don’t be ‘keyboard warriors’, Pope tells evangelisers

Sharing the Gospel requires literally “going out” witnessing to the joy of faith in person and not just sitting at home, being “keyboard warriors” who argue with others online, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.


Church in Sri Lanka still seeking justice for 2019 bombings

As Sri Lankan Christians mark four years since the Easter Sunday bombings which killed 261 people, the local Church continues to allege a cover-up and seek justice by calling for a UN-led international investigation. Source: Vatican News.


Two Catholic Relief Services aid workers killed in Ethiopia

Two Catholic Relief Services workers were shot and killed on Easter Sunday, while riding in a vehicle in the Amhara region of Ethiopia on their way back from an assignment in Addis Ababa. Source: CNA.


Essential workers hardest hit by rental crisis

Essential aged care, childcare, hospitality, postal and freight workers are being priced out of the rental market, with the average employee forced to spend around two-thirds of their income on housing. Source: SBS News/AAP.

Indigenous Politics

Leeser praised for putting ‘principle before politics’ on the Voice

Julian Leeser has warned the Albanese Government risks dividing the country by failing to ­“seriously engage” with Coalition voters who want to support an ­Indigenous Voice but have concerns over the model, after he quit the Opposition frontbench. Source: The Australian.