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Award-winning newspaper more than Standard

Hobart Archdiocese’s publication The Catholic Standard won the top award at the 2023 Australasian Catholic Press Association Awards held last night in Perth.

Media People

Melbourne priest celebrates 50 years on the air

Melbourne priest, writer, counsellor and radio host Fr Gerard Dowling will officially mark the 50th anniversary of his radio broadcasting career on Sunday. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Bishops Media

Compass points to Bishop Long

Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv has featured in the latest episode of ABC TV’s religion and ethics show Compass, in an episode titled Sacred Space – The Franciscan of Parramatta. Source: Catholic Outlook.

Media Reflection

Church in Australia marks World Communications Day

The Church in Australia yesterday marked the 57th World Communications Day, reflecting on the theme chosen by Pope Francis, “Speaking with the heart: The truth in love”, writes Fiona Basile. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Bible Media United States Youth

Nine-year-old podcaster creates ‘Kid’s Bible in a Year’

A nine-year-old boy from Michigan who wants to be a priest when he grows up has created a kids’ version of the popular “The Bible in A Year” podcast. Source: CNA.


Good News: Catholic Press Association announces 2023 conference

“Speaking with the Heart, the Truth in Love” is the theme for this year’s Australasian Catholic Press Association conference, to take place in Perth on September 6-7.

In The Dioceses Media

Corpus Christi film traces feast’s history, explores current reality

The Feast of Corpus Christi – its significance, history and ongoing importance – is the focus of a new documentary produced by the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Human Rights Media Religion

Religious affairs category added to journalism’s Kennedy Awards

The national Kennedy Awards for outstanding journalism has introduced a new category, acknowledging the important role that human rights, day-to-day social issues and religion play in society.

Media Pope Francis Youth

Pope talks abortion, LGBTQ rights with young people in new documentary

“It’s boring to talk to a priest,” Pope Francis said with a smile as he began an upfront and informal conversation with 10 young people in Rome on their questions about faith and issues within the Church. Source: OSV News.