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- 2 April, 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.