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Environment Oceania

Earthquakes should be a ‘wake-up call’ for leaders of Oceania

The head of the Church in Fiji says the recent catastrophic earthquakes that devastated parts of Indonesia and Solomon Islands should be a wake-up call for leaders within and beyond the Oceania region. Source: ACU.

Charity Cost Of Living

Vinnies calls out high-earning Reserve Bank governor over wage comments 

The St Vincent de Paul Society says low-income workers and income support recipients should not be expected to carry the burden of lowering inflation by living in increasing poverty while company profits and executive salaries move ever higher.

Charity In The Dioceses Natural disasters

Molong’s Ukrainian refugees return the favour

Little did the volunteers preparing a home for Ukrainian refugees in central west New South Wales know that just weeks later they would find themselves homeless and in need of charity from those they had welcomed. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Aged Care

Tasmanian health provider ‘deserves praise, not brickbats’

Catholic Health Australia has defended the record of Tasmania’s largest aged care provider, Southern Cross Care, as it adjusts to a new funding regime and continues to offer care despite the massive financial headwinds facing the sector.

Family Violence In The Dioceses

Fr Mick’s plan to end domestic violence

Townsville Diocese priest Fr Mick Lowcock has warned that more support for early intervention programs is needed to stop the scourge of domestic violence that is resulting in high numbers of Indigenous men going to jail. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Advent Reflection

Rediscovering the three ‘comings’ of Christ this Advent

The season of Advent, which began yesterday, is a time of spiritual renewal – a chance to start again and to rediscover the joy of knowing Jesus Christ. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Peace Pope Francis Ukraine

Pope tells Ukrainians: ‘Your pain is my pain’

Nine months after the eruption of war in Ukraine, Pope Francis sent a letter on Friday to the Ukrainian people praying for peace and saying he shares in their suffering. Source: Crux.

China Vatican

Vatican says China violated terms of agreement with bishop installation

The Vatican said on Saturday that Chinese authorities had violated the terms stipulated in its provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops. Source: CNA.

Abortion United Kingdom

British woman to continue legal fight to stop Down syndrome abortions

A British woman with Down syndrome is to take her fight to halt abortions up to birth for babies with her genetic condition to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal rejected her case. Source: Catholic Herald.