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Euthanasia

Territory governments regain right to make euthanasia laws

Laws restricting the ACT and Northern Territory from legislating on voluntary euthanasia have been repealed after more than two decades in place. Source: The Australian.

Safeguarding

Report shows Columbans making child safety a priority

A safeguarding audit report of the St Columbans Mission Society published today by Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd has found the order is well progressed in its implementation of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.

Human Rights Modern Slavery

Church in Australia ‘making a difference’ in fight against modern slavery

Today is the United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Globally, Catholics have been called by Pope Francis to take action to end all forms of modern slavery. Source: Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network.

Formation

Brisbane launches Centre for Catholic Formation

Strong demand to learn more about the Catholic faith and how to share it with others has sparked Brisbane Archdiocese to launch the Centre for Catholic Formation, with courses on offer from early next year. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Education

Broken Bay awards program tackles major teacher shortage

A new campaign to address the unprecedented teacher shortage has seen 22 pre-service teachers awarded a total of $205,000 in scholarships and secure placements to Catholic Schools Broken Bay for 2023 and beyond.

Disability

New café serving on-the-job training with a twist

A new café in Torquay, Victoria, is giving local residents with disability job skills opportunities – with an intergenerational twist. Source: VMCH.

Africa Ecumenism

Pope to visit South Sudan in February

Pope Francis’ postponed visit to South Sudan will go ahead in early February 2023, the Vatican has announced. Source: The Tablet.

Film Review

Danish queen has hard time and so does the audience

In Margrete, Queen of the North, a peace union has been achieved between the Scandinavian kingdoms, presided over by the 14th-century Danish queen. However, there is political intrigue and insurrection to destroy the union. Source: Jesuit Media.

Crime United States

New Orleans archbishop prays for murdered priest, missing worker

The head of the New Orleans Archdiocese spoke of horror and pain following what police believe is the killing of a retired priest and possibly a Church worker in the archdiocese. Source: CNS.