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Opinion Palliative Care

Palliative care needs greater support and vision: CHA

National Palliative Care Week (May 19-25) provides an important opportunity to raise awareness about palliative care, in particular the top-quality physical and spiritual care offered by Catholic providers all over Australia, writes Bridget Meney. Source: Catholic Health Australia.

Education Opinion

Teachers provide faith, hope and love: Dr Simons

Schools play an important role in a world with a growing sense of uncertainty, writes Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools executive director Ed Simons. Source: Herald Sun.

Bishops Opinion

Respond to violence and fear with prayer and peace: Archbishop Fisher

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP called the stabbing of Assyrian Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel and Fr Isaac Royel “shocking and has caused distress to many in the community”. Source: Crux.


Productivity Commission report sees little value in religion

The Productivity Commission’s draft report on philanthropy represents a major attack on Catholic and other faith-based schools, religious charities and – ultimately – on religion itself, writes Zed Seselja. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Family Violence Opinion

New report says respect the key to ending domestic violence

Is breaking the “man box” the key to ending domestic violence, asks Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

Lent Opinion

Lent a chance to embrace discomfort for a greater outcome

As creatures of comfort we rarely court hardships, but Lent gives us an opportunity to give something up for a greater outcome, writes Justine Toh. Source: The Guardian. 

Asylum-Seekers Opinion

Compassion goes missing when it comes to asylum-seekers and refugees

Australians are good at responding to national emergencies with neighbourly deeds, but where is our compassionate response to the asylum-seekers and refugees living on our shores, asks Sr Catherine McCahill SGS. Source: The Good Oil.

Environment Opinion

Every bishop should decarbonise his diocese 

It is important for Catholics to celebrate World Day of Social Justice, writes Catholic social teaching and climate change expert Daniel DiLeo. Source: NCR Online. 

First Nations Opinion

Lessons to be learned from failure of Voice referendum

It’s four months since the referendum on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament. The result was a disaster for the country and a tragedy for First Australians, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: Eureka Street.