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Bishops welcome release of key Synod document

Australia’s Catholic bishops have welcomed the release of the working tool for members of the Second Session of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Religious Freedom

Government waiting on detailed response to discrimination reforms

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus says the Coalition must deliver a “line-by-line” response to Labor’s draft religious discrimination reforms in order for the overhaul to progress. Source: The Australian.

Australia Social Cohesion

Albanese appoints nation’s first antisemitism envoy

The Albanese Government has appointed lawyer and businesswoman Jillian Segal as Australia’s first antisemitism envoy. Source: SBS News.

First Nations Opinion

Shared opportunity to build a more just Australia

A failed referendum leaves many Indigenous Australians feeling unheard, but hope remains. This year’s NAIDOC Week takes on even greater significance as a time to reflect on how to build a more just Australia, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

In The Dioceses

New home for Sydney’s Syriac Catholics a step closer

A new home for thousands of years of Christian tradition is a step closer, after the Syriac Catholic Church blessed the foundation stone for a new parish and pastoral centre in south-west Sydney. Source: Catholic Weekly. 


Initiatives aim to enhance student outcomes and staff wellbeing

Catholic Schools Broken Bay (CSBB) has launched two significant initiatives aimed at enhancing educational outcomes and supporting staff wellbeing.

Bishops Oceania

Former migrant worker named as Archbishop of Guam

The vice-president of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania, Bishop Ryan Jimenez, has been appointed by Pope Francis to be the new Archbishop of Agaña, Guam. Source: CathNews New Zealand.

Conflict Pope Francis

Pope distressed over missile strikes on children’s hospital, school

Pope Francis has expressed “great sorrow” at the news about attacks on two medical centres in Kyiv, including the largest Ukrainian children’s hospital, as well as a school in Gaza. Source: Vatican News.

Death Penalty

Pakistan court sentences Christian man to death for blasphemy

The chair of the Catholic Church’s National Commission for Justice and Peace in Pakistan has lambasted a court for passing the death sentence on a Christian man found guilty of blasphemy in connection with one of the worst atrocities against minorities in the country’s history. Source: Aid to the Church in Need.