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Sister hits half century but she’ll keep batting for justice

In her golden anniversary year as a Sister of Mercy, Meredith Evans is showing no signs of slowing down as she continues the work that earned her the title of 2024 Senior South Australian of the Year. Source: The Southern Cross.


Historian says Christianity’s seeds of failure and success are sown in every age 

Historian Geoffrey Blainey discussed some of the themes in his bestselling book A Short History of Christianity at a Melbourne parish last week. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

People Saints

‘History came to life’ at Glowrey family celebration day

Descendants of three siblings of pioneering medical missionary Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ came from across Victoria and interstate for a unique family day in Melbourne. Source: Melbourne Catholic. 

People Sport

Sydney priest runs the spiritual race of his life

Professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts are the mainstay of most marathons. But these days you might even spot your local parish priest among the crowd. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

East Asia People

Hong Kong Government dismisses petition to release democracy activist

The Hong Kong Government has dismissed a petition from 10 bishops to release the Catholic entrepreneur and democracy activist Jimmy Lai from prison, accusing them of using “distorted words” which verge on “contempt of court”. Source: The Tablet.


Father of kids killed by drunk driver shares his journey to forgiveness

Sydney father Danny Abdallah, who lost three of his children when they were killed by a drunk driver, yesterday shared his journey to forgive the man responsible for their deaths. Source: Sky News Australia 

People South Australia

Sr Meredith named SA Senior Australian of the Year

Sister of Mercy Meredith Evans has been named the 2024 South Australian Senior Australian of the Year. Source: Adelaide Advertiser.


Indigenous leader named ACT Local Hero 

If we don’t change anything, nothing is going to change, according to 2024 ACT Local Hero Selina Walker. Source: Catholic Voice.

HIgher Education People

Notre Dame alumnus crowned WA Lawyer of the Year 

Lawyer, leader, double amputee, father and listener. These are the words University of Notre Dame Australia alumnus Tom Monks uses to describe himself. He can now add the title of Western Australian Lawyer of the Year for 2023.