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Catholics recognised in Australia Day Honours List

Many Catholics were recognised for their outstanding service to the community in the annual Australia Day Honours List announced on Friday. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Pope grants papal honour to Armidale Catholic

Armidale’s Robert Locke was invested as a Knight of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great this week – an honour granted to him by Pope Francis. Source: Armidale Diocese.

Education Honours

Catholic education chair recognised in King’s Birthday honours

Investment banking titan and National Catholic Education Commission chair Nicholas Moore says furthering education is the passion that will drive his later career as he was recognised at the King’s Birthday honours list. Source: The Australian.

HIgher Education Honours

Honorary doctorates awarded to Watkins and Collins

The University of Notre Dame Australia has conferred honorary doctorates on a former New South Wales deputy premier with a passion for healthcare and a former senator turned tireless education advocate.


Cemeteries chief awarded papal knighthood for ‘inspirational’ service

Recently retired chief executive officer of Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria, Peter O’Meara, has been honoured with a papal knighthood recognising more than a decade of tireless advocacy, defending the Church’s mission in ensuring everyone has a dignified faith-based funeral, burial and grief support. Source: Catholic Weekly.


Catholics honoured on Australia Day

From music to social work, building up parishes and religious life, sustaining charitable organisations, healthcare and industry, Catholics are among those named in this year’s Australia Day honours list. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Callum takes state’s top student citizenship award

Volunteering to support the homeless and those in need, as well as addressing big issues like climate change, were some of the community contributions that saw Catholic school student Callum Barrott-Walsh named South Australia’s joint Student Citizen of the Year for 2022. Source: The Southern Cross.

Honours Seniors

Palliative care ‘apostle’ Plane lands Senior Australian of the Year award

For former nurse Teresa Plane, being named the New South Wales Senior Australian of the Year for 2023 is a God-given opportunity to promote her passion for palliative care. Source: The Catholic Weekly.