The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are calling for an urgent review of proposed changes to a government support program for asylum-seekers, which they say will force vulnerable people into destitution and homelessness. Source: The Good Oil.
The Catholic education sector will have a voice on a new Queensland Government task force set up to find ways of dealing with the rise of cyberbullying in schools. Source: Catholic Leader
UNICEF has released an unprecedented blank statement on the latest atrocity to rock Syria, revealing it has no more words left to describe the horror taking place across the country. Source: news.com.au.
American evangelist Billy Graham, who counselled presidents and preached to millions across the world during his 70 years on the pulpit, has died at the age of 99. Source: Sydney Morning Herald/Reuters
Survivors of abuse and supporters have covered the "loud fence" at Ballarat’s St Patrick’s Cathedral with new ribbons after they were mysteriously cut down on Monday. Source: Ballarat Courier.
The number of employed Australians seeking help for homelessness has jumped by almost 30 per cent in three years, sparking concerns that stagnant wage growth and high housing costs are pushing workers to the brink. Source: The Guardian
Global sea levels will continue to rise until at least 2300 regardless of how much we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, but the longer governments delay acting, the worse it will get, new research shows. Source: ABC.
What does it say about us in Australia that we delight in witnessing a marriage self-destruct, asks Louise Roberts. Source: Daily Telegraph
Cambodians with a disability are enjoying improved personal and economic independence through the support of Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency. Source: Caritas Australia.
Iceland could become the first country in Europe to ban circumcision, under a bill which has been met with opposition from religious groups. Source: Catholic News Agency.
A new chapter is about to begin for the Maronite Catholic Church in Australia as it prepares to open its first seminary in this country. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter has announced that a national plan to stop elder abuse will be a personal priority for him in his new portfolio. Source: Australian Financial Review.
Every day, foreign seafarers working on international cargo ships arrive in Australian ports and for nearly 100 years the Stella Maris ministry has been helping them regain their "land legs". Source: ABC.
US bishops have called for Catholics to flood their members of Congress with phone calls urging the legislators to protect the undocumented migrants known as Dreamers. Source: Catholic News Service.
School principals are experiencing high levels of physical violence and bullying at work, a new Australian Catholic University-led survey has found. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Melbourne has a new Catholic hospital, with the opening and blessing of St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee, a development that will dramatically enhance health care services in the city’s south-west. Source: St Vincent’s Health Australia.
Hindu attacks on Christians in India have doubled in the past year as part of an unprecedented trend to portray Christians as acting against the state, its religious tolerance and national ethos, according to a newly released report. Source: UCANews.
The Diocese of Darwin will mark the Year of Youth by setting up 'Listening Posts' for young people in various places throughout the Diocese. Source: Diocese of Darwin