• Pope Francis prays for Tonga after eruptionPope Francis prays for Tonga after eruption
    Pope Francis expressed his spiritual closeness to the people of Tonga yesterday, following the volcanic eruption which unleashed a destructive tsunami. Source: Vatican News. {split here} During the General Audience, Pope Francis turned his thoughts to Tonga and its people, who have been affected by the eruption of the Hunga… Read more »
  • No prison inmate should be deprived of hope: PopeNo prison inmate should be deprived of hope: Pope
    Pope Francis issued a plea on behalf of prison inmates yesterday, saying they should never be deprived of hope and always be given the opportunity to redeem themselves. Source: Crux. {split here} In remarks at his weekly public audience at the Vatican, Francis told the faithful that “we risk being… Read more »
  • Reopening of WA a ‘perfect storm’ for homelessReopening of WA a ‘perfect storm’ for homeless
    Homeless advocates fear the reopening of Western Australia’s border will drive more people onto the streets during an expected surge in COVID-19 cases. Source: 7News.com.au. {split here} The rental vacancy rate for December was just 0.7 per cent in Perth and even lower in some regional areas, according to the… Read more »
  • South Australian Catholic schools offer parents fee reliefSouth Australian Catholic schools offer parents fee relief
    Catholic schools in South Australia are making education more affordable in the wake of the pandemic, offering families hundreds of dollars in fee relief. Source: The Advertiser. {split here} Catholic Education SA director Neil McGoran said the sector’s schools were implementing a range of initiatives in 2022 – from reducing… Read more »
  • Crisis talks over COVID’s long-term joblessCrisis talks over COVID’s long-term jobless
    Industry leaders held talks with the Morrison Government over worker shortages after data revealed more than 200,000 people who entered the welfare system during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 remain reliant on support. Source: The Australian. {split here} The meeting on Tuesday was aimed at improving links between employment… Read more »
  • Vinnies founder shaped ‘social Catholicism’Vinnies founder shaped ‘social Catholicism’
    The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has released a fresh reflection on Catholic Social Teaching, the principles which have underpinned the Society’s work for more than 150 years. {split here} Speaking at the launch of Catholic Social Teaching: Dreaming as a Single Human Family, written by theologian Dr… Read more »
  • Latest media releasesLatest media releases
    Click on Media Releases to read the latest. {split here} 220119 - CSNSW - Catholic Schools Celebrate big gains in HSC 2021 220119 - St Vincent de Paul Society - Catholic Social Teaching Dreaming as one Human Family 220119 - Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools - New principals ready for… Read more »
  • Former priest to run for presidency in Timor-LesteFormer priest to run for presidency in Timor-Leste
    A former Catholic priest has officially announced his candidacy for Timor-Leste’s presidential elections on March 19. Source: UCA News. {split here} Pope Francis revoked the priesthood status of Martinho Germano da Silva Gusmao last November, clearing the path for his intended run for president in the Catholic-majority nation. “During my… Read more »
  • Top Vatican officials test positive to COVID-19Top Vatican officials test positive to COVID-19
    Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and his Venezuelan substitute Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra have tested positive for COVID-19, the Holy See press office confirmed. Source: CNA. {split here} Cardinal Parolin has “very mild” symptoms, while Archbishop Peña Parra is asymptomatic, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said yesterday. Both members… Read more »