Despite a fall in the number of people identifying as Christian, the fact almost half the population is still Christian means Jesus’ voice remains prominent in Australia, Archbishop Mark Coleridge has said.
Russian missile strikes on a Ukrainian shopping centre with about 1000 civilians inside were the “largest terrorist attack in Europe in decades,” Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Before celebrating the Holy Year 2025, Pope Francis is asking Catholics around the world to dedicate time in 2023 to study the documents of the Second Vatican Council. Source: Crux.
Sandhurst Bishop Shane Mackinlay has been appointed the new co-chair of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission as the group prepares for a new round of dialogue set to begin in October. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Former Indigenous Australians minister Ken Wyatt has warned the path to enshrining an Indigenous Voice in the Constitution will be hard, urging the Labor Government to ensure there is a consensus before holding a referendum. Source: The Australian.
Pope Francis has asked people to pray after 46 migrants were found dead in a Texas trailer truck on Monday. Source: CNA.
Long-serving teachers will be surveyed about their experiences to help support those entering the profession to remain in the classroom. Source: Australian Catholic University.
Australia could “miss the boat” in the global race to recruit aged care workers unless the Albanese Government adjusts migration rules, a leading industry figure has warned. Source: The Age.
A new initiative encourages Australians to have open and honest conversations and engage in timely planning for palliative and end-of-life care, dying, loss and grief. Source: Catholic Health Australia.
The cashless welfare card is set to be terminated after a new report found that the program failed to prove a reduction in social harm. Source: SBS News.
Dublin Archbishop Dermot Farrell has pledged to respond “positively and swiftly” to new proposals put forward by his parishes to deal with the shortage of priests. Source: The Tablet.
Pope Francis has expressed his condolences for the victims of a terror attack on a Catholic Church during Mass in Nigeria’s southwestern Ondo State that killed more than 50 people, including several children. Source: Vatican News.
Experts on disability, who are also pioneers in developing a more profound theology of disability, have said the Church under Pope Francis is making good strides in terms of welcome and acceptance. Source: Crux.
Aged Care Minister Anika Wells will consider using migration to help fill vacancies across the sector as both unions and providers call for permanent residency for imported staff. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
On the Solemnity of Pentecost, Pope Francis offered advice on how to distinguish the voice of the Holy Spirit from “the voice of the spirit of evil”. Source: CNA.
The Albanese Government has officially backed a pay increase of at least 5.1 per cent for low-paid workers in a formal submission made to the nation’s wage authority. Source: ABC News.
Sally Towns, the new executive director of Brisbane Catholic Education, considers Brisbane’s patron St Mary MacKillop a perfect example of a courageous leader. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Almost 1500 faithful representing Catholic parishes and 13 multicultural communities throughout Adelaide Archdiocese gathered for the city’s annual Marian procession. Source: The Southern Cross.