05 Oct 2022

Chief spruiking for volunteers

With Vinnies experiencing a surge in demand for its services, ...chief executive Evelyn O’Loughlin has embarked on a mission to bolster the number of volunteers supporting the organisation’s works.

04 Oct 2022

Critical mission in Ethiopia

Catholic Mission celebrates World Mission Month in October, with the international agency calling for urgent assistance for communities devastated by war and famine in Ethiopia.

01 Sep 2022

Bringing Outback wisdom to big smoke

The Church needs to be flexible, and with the Spirit this can be achieved, says Maltese-born Charles Gauci, known to many as the Outback bishop.

04 Jul 2022

A sign of the times

The second and final assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia will be held from July 3-9 in Sydney. It is the first such gathering for the Catholic Church in Australia since 1937.

09 May 2022

Globetrotting bishop arrives in Australia

Archbishop Charles Balvo has arrived as Pope Francis’ ambassador to Australia in what the 70 year old believes will be his final assignment after having already served 35 years in the Vatican’s diplomatic service.

18 Jan 2022

Pope Francis appoints new ambassador to Australia

Pope Francis has announced that American Archbishop Charles Balvo, a veteran of the Vatican’s diplomatic service for more than 30 years, will serve as the next Apostolic Nuncio to Australia.

18 Jan 2022

Caritas urges Aussies to support Tonga

Caritas Australia has called on Australians to support their Pacific Island neighbours as they recover from the recent devastating volcanic eruption.

07 Oct 2021

Socking it to poverty

A kindergarten in Thailand for children from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds is just one of the many projects that will be supported through the World Mission Month Appeal running during October.

Established to provide care for the children of women working at a skills training workshop run by the Good Shepherd Sisters, the Kindergarten Centre has expanded to now take in local children who would otherwise miss out on crucial early childhood education.

18 Jun 2021

Holy Land appointment for Nuncio

Pope Francis has appointed Filipino Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana as Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Cyprus and Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine.

18 Jun 2021

Plenary Council agenda calls for missionary Church

The agenda of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia calls those attending the Council assemblies to “develop concrete proposals to create a more missionary, Christ-centred Church in Australia”.

01 May 2021

Bishops support vaccine rollout

Catholics in Australia are being encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them...Bishops Commission saying it is morally permissible to accept any vaccine.

18 Mar 2021

Milestone for Plenary Council

The journey to the historic Fifth Plenary Council of Australia has reached a significant milestone with the release of the instrumentum laboris (working document).

03 Mar 2021

Tanzanian women learn new skills through Caritas program

Young women in Tanzania are gaining new skills and looking to a bright future thanks to a Caritas Australia program funded through the annual Project Compassion Lenten Appeal.

05 Feb 2021

'Be more' for Project Compassion

Catholics around Australia are asked to ‘Be More’ for this year’s Project Compassion charity campaign which begins in mid-February.

30 Jun 2020

Life lessons for seminarians

‘Holiness isn’t for wimps!’ That has been one of the life lessons learned by seminarian Anthony Beltrame during the challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic.