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Health Vatican

Nuncio updating Vatican on Calvary hospital takeover plans

The Pope’s ambassador to Australia, Archbishop Charles Balvo, says he is keeping the Vatican informed about the ACT Government’s planned takeover of Calvary Public Hospital Bruce. Source: Canberra Times.

First Nations Politics

No compromise needed on Voice model after Labor secures Greens’ support

The Albanese Government won’t have to compromise on its model to establish an Indigenous Voice to Parliament and executive government after securing support from the Greens. Source: The Australian.


Report shows homelessness numbers surging

The number of people accessing emergency accommodation or living on the streets or in cars has surged, a report into homelessness across Australia shows. Source: Yahoo News.

HIgher Education

ACU awards honorary doctorates to priest and historian

Australian Catholic University has conferred a Doctor of the University (Honoris Causa) to a priest who has dedicated his life to anthropology and to a respected Koori historian and researcher.

In The Dioceses Mary

City procession honours Mary

An estimated 2000 Catholics from parishes and migrant communities took to city streets on Sunday to participate in the Adelaide Archdiocese’s 74th annual Marian Procession. Source: The Southern Cross.

Ecology In The Dioceses

Laudato Si’ toolkit to help parishes care for creation

The Archdiocese of Sydney has made a Laudato Si’ action toolkit available for parish groups that wish to get active in caring for creation. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Pope Francis World Youth Day

Pope confirmed for World Youth Day Portugal

Pope Francis will travel to Lisbon in August for World Youth Day and will also visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, the Vatican announced yesterday. Source: CNA.

Cost Of Living

No-interest loans help Australians get back on their feet

More than 350,000 zero-interest loans have been given to those on low incomes since 2003 – and experts say the financial alternative has changed lives. Source: The Guardian.

United States

Majority of Americans ‘seldom’ or ‘never’ attend religious services: Survey

A new survey casts doubt on the religious fervour of Americans, with only 16 per cent of respondents saying that religion is the most important thing in their lives. Source: OSV News.