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First Nations Opinion

Stepping towards referendum on Voice to Parliament

What are Catholics to think about the proposed referendum on the Voice to Parliament, asks Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Ecology Opinion

Pacific nations struggling with climate change must be compensated

Increasingly frequent and severe weather events are leaving Pacific Island nations struggling to rebuild but accessing funds to adapt to climate change is a challenge, writes Tongan Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi. Source: Eureka Street.


Religious schools must retain right to discriminate

It is vital that all faith-based schools have the freedom to best reflect the needs and aspirations of their various communities, writes Kevin Donnelly. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Opinion Religious Freedom

Culture of faith-based schools ‘must be protected’

The public release of a letter signed by the leaders of all major faith traditions addressed to the federal Attorney-General has reignited the debate on religious freedoms in this country, writes Mark Fowler. Source: The Australian.

First Nations Opinion

Apology helps frame conversation about Voice 

Today’s 15th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations will help frame the conversation about the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Catholic Outlook.


L’Arche transcends crimes of its founder

Despite the revelations of abuse by its founder Jean Vanier, the communities of L’Arche have remained intact and welcoming with safety protocols in place, writes Fr Justin Glyn SJ. Source: Eureka Street.

Modern Slavery Opinion

Catholic organisations unite in battle to end modern slavery

The fight to end slavery demands patience, perseverance and courage from everyone, writes John McCarthy. Source: The Catholic Weekly. 


Albanese Government makes good start for the dispossessed

The Albanese Government has begun implementing a far-reaching agenda, particularly as it relates to many of Australia’s most marginal and disadvantaged, writes Catholic Social Services Australia chair Francis Sullivan. 

Abuse crisis Opinion

Five years on from royal commission, we must recognise legacy of abuse

Five years on from the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the lived experiences of “forgotten Australians” must be recognised and acknowledged, writes Ursula Stephens. Source: ACSL.