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Inquiry
The Catholic Church in New Zealand is disappointed a government inquiry into state abuse of children may not expand to include faith-based institutions, including itself. Source: Radio New Zealand. ...
Youth
A CatholicCare Melbourne employee has described media coverage surrounding African youth in Melbourne as "devastating for the community". Source: Melbourne Catholic. ...
Papal trip
During his first public remarks in Chile, Pope Francis asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests. The Church's credibility in the country has been marred by scandals ...
Immigration
Hundreds of detainees being held in onshore immigration centres have launched a hunger strike over a tightening of visiting restrictions. Source: News.com.au. ...
Evangelisation
A new book by a Brisbane youth ministry leader and musician aims to encourage a new evangelisation for Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader. ...
Universities
An estimated 10,000 university places will go unfunded this year because of Federal government budget cuts, according to Universities Australia. Source: ABC News. ...
Arts
A new painting depicting Our Lady and the Infant Jesus set against the NSW coastline has been blessed and unveiled at a Sydney parish. Source: The Catholic Weekly. ...
Reflection
For 38 minutes on Saturday, Hawaii residents were under the mistaken belief that a missile strike was imminent. A group of Confirmation students kept calm during the threat, writes Christopher ...
Politics
A prominent Dutch politician who initiated the international She Decides campaign to support and fund abortion in developing countries has been honoured with a prestigious papal award. Source: The Australian ...