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Cost of living pressures stopping young people having children

Australia has not been at population replacement levels since the 1970s, but new research shows more than half of young people are putting off having children. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Families United Kingdom

Ahead of British elections, bishop calls for more support for families

A leading Catholic bishop in England says “the single most important factor in a child’s flourishing is the stable relationship of their parents”. Source: Crux.

Education Families

Extra funding for Queensland school parent body

Catholic School Parents Queensland has welcomed the announcement of an additional $100,000 funding from the Queensland Government to enhance their work with families in Catholic schools.

Families Pope Francis

Human life is a gift, not a problem: Pope Francis

Blind, unbridled consumerism and selfishness – not the number of people on the planet having children – are the root causes of the world’s problems, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.

Children Families

Dedicated early education plan to help under-5s

Australia will for the first time have a dedicated strategy for children aged up to five years, in a step towards achieving universal access to early childhood education and care. Source: The Australian. 

Families Prayer

A mother’s love: generations gather for inaugural conference

Mothers, grandmothers, religious and clergy gathered in Melbourne for the first Mothers Who Pray for Their Children conference in Australia. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Families Mental Health

Mater’s ‘life-saving’ Catherine’s House celebrates one-year milestone

A Brisbane mum has revealed how Queensland’s first dedicated centre for new parents experiencing mental health challenges “saved her life” just weeks after her twins were born. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Families Vatican

Vatican calls for global ban on child surrogacy

The Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations has pressed for an international prohibition against the practice of child surrogacy. Source: NCR Online.


Family and community the keys to overcoming secularism: Pope

Faced with decades of rising secularism, the Church must invest in families and in strengthening other forms of community to transmit the faith, Pope Francis said on Friday. Source: CNS.