Proposed new laws making it easier for asylum-seekers to get medical treatment were passed in the House of Representatives despite opposition from the Morrison Government. Source: SBS News.
A precinct at Australian Catholic University's Canberra campus has been formally recognised and given protected status by being placed on the ACT Heritage Register. Source: Canberra Times.
Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, followed a rather unusual path to becoming a Catholic. Source: CNS.
Year 11 and 12 students in Cairns Catholic schools are no longer required to do religious education to pass their senior studies. Source: Tropic Now.
The Vatican Secretariat of State met with a delegation from Venezuela affiliated with opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has been recognised by some countries as Venezuela’s interim president. Source: CNA.
A small group of exhausted Australians wrapped up their trekking adventure in Myanmar with Mass at Yangon’s St Mary’s Cathedral on Monday. Source: Catholic Mission.
Catholic health organisations met in Melbourne on Monday to discuss the need for equitable access to palliative care at the end of life. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
It is hard to think of a more encouraging action by any government during the past 20 years than the 2008 National Apology to Indigenous Australians who had been removed from their parents, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Eureka Street.
Pope Francis’ trip to Morocco next month will include a visit to a school training an international group of Muslim prayer leaders and preachers, including women. Source:CNS.
A Gold Coast magistrate has warned there are not enough places in a court-ordered domestic violence prevention program run by Centacare to cope with the demand. Source: Gold Coast Bulletin.
Students should be encouraged to aim for a “personal best” in the classroom, similar to how athletes strive for their fastest race or highest score, under a radical approach proposed by Australian Catholic University. Source: The Australian.
Days after Pope Francis acknowledged abuse of nuns and sisters by priests and bishops, the largest US organisation of women religious called for measures to address the issue. Source: The Tablet.
Six years have passed since that bolt from the blue: the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s papal resignation for reasons of health and old age, writes Andrea Tornielli. Source: Vatican News.
Australia’s failure to sign the Global Compact on Migration late last year was a missed opportunity, writes Jesuit Refugee Service’s John Haren. Source: The Southern Cross.
Paralympian swimmer Tim Hodge and world cross-country champion Ella Heeney have received the Vince Villa Award for most outstanding NSW Catholic school athletes in 2018. Source: Catholic Schools NSW.
Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. welcomed the Year of the Pig on Sunday with members of the Chinese chaplaincy at St Monica’s Parish, North Parramatta. Source: Catholic Outlook.
On his tour of Australia, acclaimed Canadian composer, pianist and inspirational speaker Eric Genuis will perform concerts and visit prisons in New South Wales to deliver a message of hope and purpose. Source: Wollongong Diocese.
Kevin Mercer, St Vincent de Paul Society’s new chief executive officer in Queensland, can’t wait to “get out into the field”. Source: The Catholic Leader.