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Health Minister backs Mater plan for refugee health

Up to 1000 people from refugee and migrant backgrounds will benefit from improved access to healthcare services thanks to a new initiative from Mater and the Queensland Government. Source: The Catholic Leader.


Outgoing Age Discrimination Commissioner urges action on ageism

Ageism is “the most pervasive and tolerated form of prejudice” in Australia, yet it can lead to serious health and wellbeing consequences for older people, the outgoing Age Discrimination Commissioner warns. Source: The Australian

Gambling New South Wales

Cashless gaming panel has ‘big job’ to do

The New South Wales cashless gaming trial will be overseen by a panel comprising police, gambling and health experts and industry representatives – including the leader of a key Catholic organisation. Source: Yahoo News.


Missionaries of the Sacred Heart celebrate work of mission office

“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Good News” was the theme of a thanksgiving Mass at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral for 25 years of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart’s Australian mission office. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

In The Dioceses Pilgrimage

Way to St James Cygnet pilgrimage gains international recognition

A Tasmanian pilgrimage has gained international recognition, with the Way to St James Cygnet being integrated with the Association of Friends of the Camino de Santiago’s register of international organisations. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.


Parents assured of long-term future for leading boys’ school  

Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools has assured parents of the long-term future of De La Salle College after it was purchased from the De La Salle Brothers. Source: Herald Sun.

Aged Care

Construction of $42m aged care home begins with ground-breaking ceremony

Rockhampton Bishop Michael McCarthy yesterday blessed the start of construction on Mercy Haven, a $42 million aged care home facility in Rockhampton. Source: Mercy Connect.

Europe History

Eleventh-century skeletons and remains of church found in Dublin excavation

An excavation in central Dublin has uncovered a burial site with more than 100 medieval skeletons and the remains of an 11th-century church, which archaeologists say sheds light on how late Viking-era Dublin became Christian. Source: The Tablet.

South America Vocations

Boy who evaded security to embrace Pope now a seminarian

The little boy who managed to get past the crowd control barrier at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 to hug Pope Francis is now a seminarian preparing for the priesthood. Source: CNA.