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Migrants World

Church in Vietnam to focus on migrant communities

Catholic priests from all dioceses in Vietnam attending a major national conference have been told to work together and prioritise care for migrant communities at home and abroad. Source: UCAnews.

Education Victoria

Fair Catholic Funding election campaign launched

Catholic school parents and principals are being urged to get behind a campaign to pressure Victoria’s major parties into a record $800 million election funding commitment to upgrade dilapidated school buildings. Source: The Age.

Communications Pope Francis

Vatican announces theme for World Communications Day

Pope Francis has chosen the theme for the Church’s next World Communications Day, calling for a peaceful dialogue that allows for uncomfortable truths to be spoken of without resorting to hostile debate. Source: NCR Online.

In The Dioceses

Prayer, preparations ahead of Adelaide’s assembly

Adelaide Archdiocese is preparing for this month’s Diocesan Assembly, with Archbishop Patrick O’Regan asking parishes, communities and schools to pray for the assembly at “every opportunity”. Source: The Southern Cross.

Economy

Treasurer says global recession ‘probable’

Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the risk of recession in major economies has now tipped from “possible to probable”, and high inflation will continue to fuel cost of living pressures for many Australians. Source: SBS News.

Disability

Help the four million Australians not in NDIS: Alcott

Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott is calling on governments to give the four million Australians with disabilities not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme better support. Source: The Australian.

Music

Theologian says when words fail, say it with music

Australian Catholic University theologian Maeve Heaney VDMF believes music can be the ultimate tool where words fail to express the fullness of Christian truth.

Pope Francis Seafarers

Pope encourages Stella Maris in apostolate to seafarer

Pope Francis has urged Stella Maris to never waver in highlighting issues affecting seafarers, pointing out challenges faced by the maritime community in his address to the 25th World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea. Source: Vatican News.

Pope Francis World

Pope prays for football stampede victims

As Indonesian police come under mounting criticism after at least 125 people died in a soccer stadium stampede on Saturday, Pope Francis prayed for the victims. Source: UCA News.

World

Prayer is our weapon of response: Burkina Faso cardinal

As insecurity and political chaos continue in Burkina Faso, Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo called for prayers as the best way out of the crises for the West African country. Source: Crux.