Language, transport, cost and fear are just some of the barriers preventing refugees in the community from accessing much-needed dental services. Source: The Southern Cross.
Australia’s rich keep getting richer, with the top 1 per cent having more than double the wealth of the entire bottom 50 per cent – or more than 12.5 million people – according to Oxfam. Source: ABC News.
Catholic moral theologians are among a group that has called the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani a violation of the just war tradition. Source: Crux.
Everyone has the moral responsibility to seek the integral development of all people, but especially those who are in need, suffering injustice or whose lives are threatened, Pope Francis has told the World Economic Forum. Source: CNS.
Hell is the final guarantee that what we do here and now really matters, says the author of a new book, Saints Who Saw Hell: And Other Catholic Witnesses to the Fate of the Damned. Source: Crux.
Pope Francis told US bishops their job is to step back from partisan politics and help their faithful discern political choices based on values. Source: America Magazine.
Eleven-year-old Elijah Slavinskis is proof that age is no barrier when it comes to putting one's faith into action. Source: Australian Jesuits.
The St Vincent de Paul Society has welcomed a special collection to be taken in Catholic parishes throughout the country this Australia Day weekend for the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.
The not-for-profit sector must extend a hand to the Australian Public Service as it undertakes its journey of reform, writes Catholic Social Services Australia's Joe Zabar. Source: Pro Bono News.
The more than $250 million donated to charities for bushfire relief in recent weeks is “probably not enough” to repair the damage caused by blazes across the country, the head of St Vincent de Paul Society NSW said. Source: ABC News.
The response to the massive earthquake that hit Haiti 10 years ago was well-intentioned but did not bring about structural change that could have alleviated the country’s poverty, Catholic religious said. Source: Crux.
A Nigerian seminarian who was abducted this month was freed by his kidnappers after 10 days in captivity. Three seminarians kidnapped with him remain in captivity. Source: CNA.
A Brisbane-based Catholic health organisation says sales of its disposable nappies are on the rise as parents and carers seek out a locally made product for young loved ones. Source: Herald Sun.
Talented students from a Maitland-Newcastle Catholic school won a national songwriting competition for a tune that encourages teens to put down devices and connect with loved ones. Source: MNnews.Today.
Just 5 per cent of community sector staff believe they can completely meet service demand, a survey by the Australian Council of Social Service has found. Source: Pro Bono News.
Brisbane L’Arche community leader Michael Hutchinson shaved his beard of 38 years, raising $10,000 for the disability support organisation in the process. Source: The Catholic Leader.
New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro will move to rein in a Nationals MP who has convened a euthanasia legislation working group in the middle of the bushfire crisis. Source: The Daily Telegraph.
Recalling his 2016 visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Pope Francis yesterday condemned anti-Semitism in every form. Source: Vatican News.