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HIgher Education World Youth Day

Students to make spiritual pilgrimage to World Youth Day 

Students from the University of Notre Dame Australia and Australian Catholic University will embark on a transformative spiritual pilgrimage to Portugal for World Youth Day 2023.

Religious Orders

Carmelite community in Tasmania to celebrate 75th anniversary

As the Carmelite community prepares to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its foundation in Tasmania, prioress Mother Teresa Benedicta of the Cross OCD has reflected on the enduring power of prayer and outlined her hopes for the future of the community. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Mercy People

How Divine Mercy changed one man’s life

It was the discovery of the writings of St Faustina and the messages of mercy given to her by Jesus that prompted Fr Chris Alar MIC’s journey to the priesthood. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Pope Francis

Pope makes ‘planned’ but unannounced hospital visit for check-up

About two months after a brief hospitalisation, Pope Francis made an unannounced return to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for what the Vatican described as a medical check-up. Source: Crux.

Ukraine Vatican

Papal envoy meets Ukrainian President

Pope Francis’ envoy to Ukraine, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, yesterday finished a “brief but intense” two-day visit to Kyiv, which included a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Source: CNA.


Catholics join rescue and relief operation after deadly train crash in India

In the wake of one of the deadliest train crashes in India’s history, in which at least 288 people were killed and more than 1000 injured, the local Catholic diocese has plunged into rescue and relief operations. Source: Crux.

Environment Pope Francis

Change course now to beat climate change: Pope

A faster change of course away from today’s throwaway culture and toward greater care for the common good is necessary to ensure the planet’s liveability for future generations, Pope Francis said yesterday on World Environment Day. Source: CNS.


Bishops welcome minimum wage increase, despite wanting more

The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations has welcomed the largest increase in the minimum wage in three decades, even though the increase fell below the Council’s submission of 7.2 per cent. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

First Nations

NATSICC launches website on Indigenous Voice to Parliament

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council has launched a new website called “One Journey, Together” for Catholics to learn about the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.