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Religious Freedom
John Howard has vented his frustration at Parliament’s failure to reach a “commonsense solution” to preserve the ethos of faith-based schools as part of the push to protect gay students ...
Safeguarding
Catholic Professional Standards Ltd is set to publish the first edition of the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards by the end of the year. ...
Education
Students in the Wollongong Diocese took to the creative arts to reflect and respond to the Australian bishops’ 2018 Social Justice Statement on housing and homelessness. Source: CEDoW. ...
Politics
Federal Labor has promised to backdate any school funding withheld from Victorian students if it wins the federal election. Source: The Age. ...
Parish Life
Brisbane parishioners have celebrated a "mission accomplished" after 18 years supporting projects in East Timor that have empowered a remote, war-torn community and yielded lifelong friendships. Source: The Catholic Leader ...
Latin America
A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass yesterday, killing four and leaving four others injured before turning a gun on himself, authorities said. Source: The ...
Francis
Pope Francis made surprise visits last week to people receiving medical care far from home, to a dozen intellectually challenged young people and to the staff of a major Rome ...
USA
Two Catholic school nuns in California have admitted to embezzling almost $A700,000 and using the funds for travel and gambling in Las Vegas, their order said on Monday. Source: ...