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Age is proving no barrier to the strong friendships that are blooming at a Cairns aged care residence thanks to a new partnership with St Augustine’s College. Source: Cairns Post.
The countdown is on with only 150 days until doors open on the fourth Australian Catholic Youth Festival, to be held in Perth from December 8-10. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Mercy Partners has appointed Francis Sullivan as foundational executive chair of the One Mater Project, overseeing the implementation of a single board of governance to unify all Mater hospitals and health services across Queensland.
Students of St Mary’s Primary School, Scone, will be rocking out in style thanks to the generosity of Rural Aid and its Gift of Music. Source: Aurora.
Amazing Grace is a must-see documentary about singer Aretha Franklin that projects an extraordinary commitment to religious faith and devotion, and movingly demonstrates the joy of gospel music for everyone to share. Source: ACOFB.
Vincent Lambert, the severely disabled Frenchman who was at the centre of a fierce legal battle, has died. Source: The Catholic Herald.
A Morrison Government proposal to recognise Australia’s First Peoples in the Constitution has been broadly welcomed by key Church organisations. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
A loophole allowing “euthanasia by stealth” has been closed after a warning from medical experts, the South Australian Government says. Source: The Advertiser.
When Pope Francis declares Cardinal John Henry Newman a saint in Rome later this year, there’s a good chance a priest from Brisbane will be there as a witness. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The general secretaries of the bishops conferences of England and Wales, Germany and France have completed a three-day visit to Canberra that examined key issues facing the Church in Australia and globally. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Move over Jamie Durie and Scott Cam — meet the non-celebrity but crack team of builders, plumbers and gardeners whose renovations have given 14 disadvantaged people a place to stay. Source: The Age.
A pro-life billboard advertisement has sparked controversy in Hobart just weeks after the same ad was deemed too inappropriate to be carried on Newcastle buses. Source: ABC News.
More vulnerable West Australians will receive low cost or free mental health treatment with St John of God Social Outreach’s community mental health service expanding its services in the state’s south metropolitan and regional areas.
Twitter is updating its hate-speech rules to ban posts that liken religious groups to rats, viruses or maggots, among other dehumanising terms. Source: BBC.
Catholic bishops in the Philippines have pledged to pull the plug on investing in "dirty energy" like coal-fired power plants. Source: ucanews.com.
A Colombian bishop is planning to exorcise an entire city this weekend, sprinkling holy water from a helicopter. The Guardian.
Attorney-General Christian Porter will sit down with Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP to discuss a way forward on a religious discrimination act, after failing to respond to requests for a meeting for more than a month. Source: The Australian.
A proposal to recognise Indigenous people in the constitution will be put to a referendum within three years, the Government has promised. Source: ABC News.