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Monica Doumit: Cashing in on tragedy

In Italy, one health risk is being replaced with another Imagine that in a few weeks’ time, we all go into lock down because of COVID-19.  With toilet paper, hand sanitiser and similar supplies still the hottest item on the shelves, and with people stuck...

Innovative ‘cuddle beds’ for humane palliative care

Cuddle beds are an important initiative

Vatican calls for species protection

Conference calls for change in attitudes toward nature, their economic systems and consumption.

Scalabrini keeps family in the picture

Aged care home keeps bonds alive and residents safe They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks … just don’t tell 101-year-old Italia Bonfill. The fiercely-independent centenarian, who previously thought Google was something a baby does, has been using the latest technology to keep...

Students to go to the margins in new model

The Australian Catholic University has announced an exciting new partnership with the Archdiocese of Sydney’s welfare agency, CatholicCare aimed at embedding Catholic social teaching in a more practical way in ACU’s undergraduate programs across fields such as speech pathology and occupational therapy. From Semester 1...

Young adult’s dark drug and alcohol past becomes asset in ministry

By any measure, Scott Weeman seems contented. All of the pieces of his life seem to have fallen into place. The 31-year-old American is a newlywed, married in September to his wife, Jacqueline. He enjoys the love of his family and a supportive community of friends....

Friendships that bridge the years

Hannah Topp is living every uni students “dream”. She pays no rent, never has to worry about noisy flatmates or waking up to somebody having used all the milk. However, on the downside she never knows if her 'neighbours' will remember her and she has...

Catholic Social Services Victoria responds to lockdown

“Their welfare is of key concern to us during this time,” Catholic Social Services Victoria said in a recent media statement.

Vaping’s vicious toll on kids and teens

Parents and young people should be in no doubt that not only do e-cigarettes and similar products pose a serious threat to young people’s health but they are also highly addictive, said a leading Sydney expert as NSW Health rolled out a massive anti-vaping campaign highlighting the dangers.

Marie Kondo effect flows to Catholic charity

St Vincent de Paul NSW CEO Jack de Groot says he can’t say for sure that Japanese home organising expert Marie Kondo is responsible for January being the biggest month for donations the charity has ever seen, but “she definitely has something to do...