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Foreign Aid

Gender and climate goals top new foreign aid agenda

Taxpayer-funded foreign aid projects above $3 million will be required to address gender inequality and 80 per cent will need to have climate change objectives under the Albanese Government’s new development policy. Source: The Australian.

Education In The Dioceses

New purpose sought for historic local landmark

Diocese of Sale Catholic Education and the Sale Diocese have issued an update on the future use of the historic Our Lady of Sion Convent building and campus in Sale. Source: Gippsland Times.


Excellent achievements recognised at Excellence Awards

Toowoomba Catholic Schools has celebrated its outstanding educators and staff at its annual Excellence Awards, which showcase people who model, demonstrate and live excellence in their roles.

Pope Francis Priesthood

Pope: ‘Spiritual worldliness’ a great danger to Church and its priests

Spiritual worldliness is one of the most dangerous temptations facing priests and the Church because it “reduces spirituality to appearance” while disconnecting it from the Gospel, Pope Francis has warned. Source: CNA. 

World Youth Day

Was there a miracle in Fatima during Pope’s visit?

A visually impaired 16-year-old girl from Spain says that she is now able to see after receiving Communion in Fatima on Saturday, the day of the Pope’s visit to the Marian shrine in Portugal. Source: Aleteia.

Europe Fundraising

French mayor cycles to Rome to save dilapidated church

A needy but determined mayor has pedalled 750km by bicycle from Nice to Rome to raise funds to renovate the dilapidated 12th-century church in his village in northern France. Source: The Tablet.

Pope Francis World Youth Day

Don’t be afraid to change the world, Pope tells youth at WYD closing Mass

To end World Youth Day 2023, Pope Francis told 1.5 million weary-eyed and sleep-deprived young people in Lisbon not to let their “great dreams” of changing the world be “stopped by fear”. Source: CNS.

World Youth Day

South Korea to host World Youth Day in 2027

The next World Youth Day will be held in Seoul, South Korea, in 2027, Pope Francis announced at the conclusion of the final Mass of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon. Source: CNA.


PM under pressure to establish inquiry into mandatory detention

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will face pressure at Labor’s national conference in Brisbane to establish a royal commission into the cost of Australia’s mandatory detention system. Source: The Australian.