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Pope Francis Synod

Pope extends Synod on Synodality to 2024

Pope Francis announced yesterday that the Synod of Bishops on Synodality will be extended by a year, with the assembly meetings to be held in Rome over two sessions in October 2023 and October 2024. Source: CNA.

Religious Freedom

Albanese urged to protect religious beliefs in law

Faith leaders are urging Anthony Albanese to reverse his opposition to a “statements of belief” clause in religious discrimination laws to protect people of faith from being sacked over voicing their beliefs. Source: The Australian.

For The Diary

Last chance to register for Evangelise conference

Catholics around Australia are encouraged to register for the Evangelise online conference which begins on Thursday. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Catholic sector hails end to ‘mean-spirited’ program

Catholic Social Services Australia executive director Monique Earsman has applauded the Albanese Government’s decision to wipe the Robodebt reviews of nearly 200,000 Australians. Source: CSSA

HIgher Education

Lessons on the importance of Catholic education

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has given leaders and students of Australia’s two Catholic universities seven reasons why the pursuit of Catholic higher education is necessary in a world increasingly antagonistic to Christian values. Source: ACU

Family Violence

National plan to end domestic violence within a generation

In a national plan to be unveiled today, the Albanese Government has set an ambitious target to end violence against women and children within a generation. Source: SBS News.


Cost-of-living crisis unites Vinnies and crowdfunder

Crowdfunding giant GoFundMe has announced a ground-breaking partnership with the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW to assist with the rising cost of living. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Ukraine Vatican

Vatican appeals for ‘feasible and urgent’ truce in Ukraine

The Vatican’s secretary of state has said that a truce in Ukraine is “not only feasible but necessary and urgent”. Source: The Tablet.

Hunger Pope Francis

Love, solidarity must be part of plan to end hunger: Pope

In a message marking World Food Day, Pope Francis said success in eradicating hunger will require acts of love and solidarity. Source: CNS.