Call to open Church properties to homeless
25-Jun-2019
Catholic parishes should make halls and other buildings available to people who are sleeping rough, a homelessness forum has suggested. Source: Mornington Peninsula News.

Seniors face long wait for right home care
24-Jun-2019
More than 129,000 older Australians are waiting for their approved level of home care, a sign federal Labor says underscores the failure of the Coalition Government to tackle this ongoing crisis. Source: 9news.com.au.

Number of displaced people reaches 70 million
20-Jun-2019
The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict has risen to a 70-year high with 70.8 million people displaced from their homes in 2018. Source: SBS News

Rohingyas need action, not words: Bangladeshi cardinal
19-Jun-2019
Bangladeshi Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario has called on Australians and the international community to take action in support of Rohingyas who have escaped Myanmar for Bangladesh. Source: Caritas Australia.

‘Season of Creation’ to raise awareness of climate change
19-Jun-2019
Representatives of several Christian churches are urging the faithful to see September as the “Season of Creation” in an effort to raise awareness about climate change. Source: Crux.

Rohingyas need action, not words: Bangladeshi cardinal
19-Jun-2019
Bangladeshi Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario has called on Australians and the international community to take action in support of Rohingyas who have escaped Myanmar for Bangladesh. Source: Caritas Australia.

Scholarships a prescription for Aboriginal health
17-Jun-2019
A $160,000 scholarship fund designed to support Aboriginal students study medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia will make an important contribution to improving health care in Indigenous communities. Source: The eRecord.

Treatment of refugees ‘breaks international law’
14-Jun-2019
The Government needs to take several steps to see Australia’s refugee policy comply with its international obligations, a leading research centre on international refugee law has found. Source: SBS News.

Call to help combat modern slavery
14-Jun-2019
ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) has launched a national appeal in a bid to raise $400,000 to continue its work fighting human trafficking and modern slavery.

Ignoring poor falsifies the Gospel: Pope
14-Jun-2019
Christians must not underestimate the importance of embracing and assisting the poor, oppressed and outcast, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

PNG demands action on asylum-seekers
13-Jun-2019
Papua New Guinea officials have called for the Australian Government to take action as the detention centre sees an escalation of asylum-seekers self-harming since the federal election. Source: ABC News.

Bishops shine light on domestic violence
13-Jun-2019
Every week in England two women are killed by a partner or ex-partner, a “shocking statistic” the nation’s bishops will highlight during the annual Day of Life on Sunday. Source: Crux.

Asylum-seekers to get 'a warm Catholic welcome'
07-Jun-2019
Two Jesuit social ministries have formed a collaboration to jointly convene the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum, a move they hope will continue to ensure a warm Catholic welcome for those seeking protection in Australia. Source: JSS.

Will tax cuts be at expense of services?
05-Jun-2019
However you look at it, $158 billion in forgone revenue from the Government’s tax cut program will impact its capacity to meet the needs of Australians, writes Catholic Social Services Australia’s Joe Zabar. Source: ProBono News.

Pope urges judges to defend social rights
05-Jun-2019
Pope Francis has addressed more than 100 magistrates at the Pan-American Judges' Summit on Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine in the Vatican, urging them to defend social rights. Source: Vatican News.

New call for anti-discrimination laws
05-Jun-2019
Australian Human Rights Commission president Rosalind Croucher has warned the absence of legislation making faith-based discrimination unlawful has deterred people from making complaints and shut them out of the courts. Source: The Australian.

Church hails vote to ban capital punishment
31-May-2019
New Hampshire has abolished the death penalty, after lawmakers garnered enough votes to override a veto from the State Governor. It is the 21st US state to ban capital punishment. Source: NCR Online.

Minimum wage to rise by 3 per cent
31-May-2019
Around 2.2 million Australian workers will receive a pay rise after the Fair Work Commission increased the national minimum wage by 3 per cent, amounting to an extra $21.60 a week. Source: ABC News.

 

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