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Education Research

Inaugural research colloquium examines future of Catholic education

The future of Catholic education and how teachers can ensure students go on to develop their faith has been the key focus for Australian and international researchers at a one-of-a-kind colloquium this week. Source: The eRecord.

Eastern Rite Middle East

Sako appeals for Church unity to save Iraq’s Christian population

The head of the Chaldean Church has accused Iraqi politicians and bishops of inaction and corruption amid the “ceaseless exodus” of the country’s Christian population. Source: The Tablet.

United States

Mass at California church interrupted by armed police pursuit

The celebration of Mass at a southern California parish was interrupted by an armed police pursuit of a suspected gunman on Tuesday morning. Source: CNA.

Film Review

Giamatti a curmudgeon to warm the heart

In The Holdovers, a cranky history teacher at a remote prep school is forced to remain on campus over the holidays with a troubled student who has no place to go. Source: Australian Catholics.

Politics Prayer Victoria

Calls to abandon Lord’s Prayer ‘inward-looking and unenlightening’

Melbourne Archbishop Peter A Comensoli says the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer at the start of parliamentary sitting days “is a community call to honour God, so as to love and serve others before ourselves”. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Employment HIgher Education

University confirms $3.6 million underpayment of staff

Australian Catholic University has apologised to hundreds of staff after an extensive audit found 1100 people were underpaid $3.6 million in wages over a seven year period. Source: Herald Sun.

Euthanasia Opinion

When ‘health care’ means the right to kill

Part of the absurdity of various legislation about euthanasia is that it is described as health care. Health care seeks to heal, cure, sustain and relieve suffering – but not to kill, writes Patrick McArdle. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Aged Care

Funding boost helps aged care homes but half still operating at a loss

A federal funding boost for nurses and care workers has pushed more aged care homes into the black, but just over half continue to operate at a loss. Source: The Australian.

HIgher Education Indigenous Leadership

Indigenous students get down to business

The University of Notre Dame Australia is this week hosting 32 Indigenous secondary school students from across Western Australia at its Broome campus as part of a program designed to inspire Australia’s future leaders.