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Religious Freedom
The Senate has ordered the Morrison Government to release a review of religious freedom led by former Liberal minister Philip Ruddock. Source: SBS News. ...
Safeguarding
Broken Bay Diocese officially launched its new Diocesan Office for Safeguarding last night, following an extensive review of its safeguarding structures. Source: Broken Bay News. ...
Victoria Votes
Catholic schools have accused the Victorian Government of “starving” them of money for new buildings and upgrades as the non-government sector fights for funding ahead of the state election. Source: ...
In the Dioceses
Visiting US Cardinal Edwin O'Brien says we shouldn't sell our priests short when it comes to maintaining vows of celibacy. Source: The Catholic Leader. ...
Francis
Two Sisters of the Good Samaritan had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican last week while attending a worldwide gathering of Benedictine sisters and nuns in Rome ...
Marriage
The recent 12th international gathering of Teams of Our Lady was a deeply moving experience for five Canberra couples. Source: Catholic Voice. ...
Poverty
Bono, the lead singer of the Irish band U2, yesterday called Pope Francis an “extraordinary man for extraordinary times” in a press conference at the Vatican. Source: CNS. ...
Refugees
Christians have the teachings and the responsibility to address growing fear of and discrimination against immigrants and refugees, said speakers opening a Vatican-sponsored conference. Source: Crux. ...
Families
Many saints have demonstrated that despite a difficult childhood, hope can still be found in Christ and the mission received from him, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA. ...