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- 28 May, 2023
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Be sowers of hope, Pope tells religious women
Pope Francis has met with the Union of Major Superiors in Italy to mark their 70th Chapter and offered them three points of reflection on the important role they play, especially regarding women and synodality. Source: Vatican News.
Oceania bishops publish response to Synod of Bishops document
Oceania bishops say their people’s reflections for the Synod of Bishops for a Synodal Church left them feeling “peace and joy”, but also called them to be prophetic and ready to “model ourselves on the love we proclaim”. Source: FCBCO.
Catholic sector says funds should pay for home health services
Catholic Health Australia is calling for an overhaul of private health insurance to force funds to pay for home health services to reduce pressures on the nation’s hospitals. Source: The Australian.
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.
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.
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.