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Appointment Bishops

Bishop Ken Howell appointed seventh Bishop of Toowoomba

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Ken Howell, who has served as Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane since 2017, the seventh Bishop of Toowoomba. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Education Victoria

Removing tax exemption likely to put pressure on Catholic school fees

Plans by the Victorian Government to remove the payroll tax exemption on some non-government schools have serious cost-of-living implications, National Catholic Education Commission executive director Jacinta Collins said yesterday.


Archbishop Prowse says hospital takeover sets dangerous precedent

The actions of the ACT Government to compulsorily acquire the Calvary Public Hospital creates a dangerous and unpredictable precedent, writes Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Christopher Prowse. Source: The Australian.

Human Rights Modern Slavery

Number of people in Australia experiencing modern slavery rises to 41,000

Australia has an estimated 41,000 people experiencing modern slavery – nearly triple the estimates since 2018, according to figures published yesterday. Source: Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network.

Art People

Rock stars commemorate bond between their ancestors and Jesuits

Emerging Ngadjuri artists Adam and Elley Warrior have painted one of two huge rocks at Sevenhill winery, in South Australia’s Clare Valley, to commemorate the deep bond between the Jesuits and their own ancestors. Source: Australian Jesuits. 

China Pope Francis Prayer

Pray that the Gospel can be freely shared in China: Pope

Pope Francis yesterday asked Catholics to pray that the Gospel can be fully and freely shared in China. Source: CNA.

Aged Care Ecology

Aged care group joins Church’s drive to ‘protect our common home’

Catholic aged care group Southern Cross Care NSW & ACT is the latest organisation to join the Church’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform.

Euthanasia United Kingdom

UK Catholic bishops join other faith leaders to oppose euthanasia bills

Catholic bishops in the United Kingdom have joined forces with other faith leaders to oppose legislation that would introduce voluntary euthanasia as part of end-of-life care. Source: Catholic World Report.


Killing of Catholic priest in Mexico the ninth under current president

A parish priest was shot dead as he drove on a rural Mexican highway on Monday, marking yet another attack in what has become the most murderous country for Catholic clergy. Source: NCR Online.