A survey of almost 900 young Australians on welfare found that more than 90 per cent of them skip meals weekly and more than half have couchsurfed or been homeless. Source: SBS News.
As a French court began hearing an appeal against his conviction, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said yesterday he did not understand why he was found guilty of covering up sexual abuse of children. Source: Crux.
Two decades since the publication of the document Woman and Man: One in Christ Jesus, the Australian bishops concede there is “unfinished business” in promoting women’s participation in the Church. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Diocesan financial administrators from dioceses around Australia gathered in Hobart recently to share their experiences, common issues and common challenges. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
A Catholic school teacher from the Parramatta Diocese has won the 2019 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The interim report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System lays bare the failings of the mental health system and shows how reform can reduce suicide rates, says Jesuit Social Services.
Ahead of next week’s UN climate summit in Madrid, Pacific Island voices are calling for Australia to be a “good neighbour” and act on climate change. Source: Caritas Australia.
Knives Out is a stylish whodunnit that cleverly satirises crime thrillers and manages to offer wry comment on modern American politics on the side. Source: ACOFB.
A controversial bill that would force religious leaders in Western Australia to report child sexual abuse was introduced into the state’s Parliament yesterday. Source: WA Today.
More than 100 Aboriginal Catholic educators met in Perth for the four-day Aboriginal Teaching Assistants Conference, which focused on the Plenary Council theme: “Listen to what the Spirit is saying”. Source: The eRecord.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has asked the Morrison Government to revive the option of sending offshore asylum-seekers to New Zealand as it courts her critical vote in attempts to scrap the medevac laws. Source: The Age.
Pope Francis led prayers for the people of Albania after the country was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. Source: CNS.
The University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Law, Sydney, will hold its third annual Conference on Religious Liberty tomorrow on the theme “Religious freedom and inclusivity – compatibility, conflict and the future”.
Older Australians are increasingly at risk of homelessness, with life shocks in senior years leaving many without a roof over their heads for the first time, new research shows. Source: Domain.
Australian Catholic University will invest in the float of education start-up OpenLearning, putting $1 million into the $8 million initial public offering that is due to list on the Australian Securities Exchange next month. Source: The Australian.
Pope Francis yesterday reflected on his trip to Thailand and Japan, saying it is the love received from God, not economic and technological success, that gives someone a good life. Source: CNA.
Catholic Health Australia has warned the recommendations of a new Grattan Institute report into “saving private health” would negatively affect the care of millions of Australian patients.
A Melbourne choir teacher has won the inaugural Archbishop’s Prize for New Composers after composing a piece of music using lyrics from a poem by the late Les Murray. Source: Sydney Archdiocese.