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Nearly 550 Ukrainian children killed during 18 months of war

Just shy of 550 children have been killed in Ukraine since the start of the war following Russia’s invasion on February 24, 2022, according to an international humanitarian organisation. Source: Vatican News. 

India Science

Indian bishops over the moon with lunar mission

India’s Catholic bishops have lauded scientists and technicians of the Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on the lunar surface. Source: UCA News.

Central America Religious Orders

Nicaraguan Government ‘cancels’ Jesuit society, confiscates assets

The Nicaraguan Government has removed the legal status of the Society of Jesus in the country and said it will confiscate its assets. Source: The Tablet.

Film Review

Chilling true story of child trafficking

Sound of Freedom is an American drama based on the true story of a former federal agent who rescues children from being trafficked in Colombia. Source: Australian Catholics.


Global warming to cost Australia up to $423 billion over 40 years

Sweltering temperatures fanned by global warming will cost the economy up to $423 billion over the next four decades and leave taxpayers footing the bill for more expensive natural disasters. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.


New teaching method a Catalyst for stronger NAPLAN results

Catholic schools in Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese say strong NAPLAN results recorded this year are due, in part, to a newly adopted teaching approach. Source: ABC News.

Appointment Liturgy

Liturgical expert joins Bishops Conference as executive secretary

Jason McFarland, who has worked in the field of liturgy for more than two decades, has commenced as executive secretary to the Bishops Commission for Liturgy, also serving as director of the National Office for Liturgy. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


MACS boss outlines ‘bold and ambitious goal’ for schools

Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools executive director Edward Simons outlined a vision for the largest non-government schooling system in Australia at a Melbourne Catholic Professionals gathering last week. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

In The Dioceses Safeguarding

Independent accreditation organisation praises commitment of Archdiocese 

Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese has demonstrated a commitment to being leaders in the field of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, an independent accreditation organisation has found. Source: Catholic Voice.