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Catholic solutions to public policy problems: ACU launches PM Glynn Institute think tank

The rehousing of Syrian refugees in Melbourne, the role of conscience in medicine, and the problems facing human rights in Australia: a new public policy think tank at the Australian Catholic University has hit the ground running, launching on 13 October. The PM Glynn Institute,...

ACU report warns of mental health care crisis

Study finds staff shortages contributing to mental health nurses crisis A new report by Australian Catholic University has found that mental health nurses are suffering high levels of workplace stress made worse by ongoing staff shortages and acutely unwell patients. The study, published in the International...

Where Love and Respect fill the Gaps

Tom lives alone. His only companion his severe mental illness. The walls in his Darlinghurst flat are covered in mould and the stench of cigarettes, urine and sheer filth slaps you in the face. He is usually quite irritable and cranky and goes weeks on...

Actor to play Christ again in world’s most famous passion play

Frederik Mayet says playing the role of Jesus in the world’s most famous passion play has changed his life forever. “It’s so different when you have to play the role on stage. I got really close to the ideas of Jesus and what he wanted......

Food for body and soul offered to Sydney’s struggling

Inner city food and support service braces for even greater need Canice's Kitchen in Elizabeth Bay this week launched a take-away pre-packed meal service for the homeless and other people needing extra support during the coronavirus pandemic. Nestled underneath St Canice’s church in Elizabeth Bay, the...

Delectable delights

Easy lunchbox treats to brighten up your child's day. A new school year can quickly leave parents feeling tired, time poor and uninspired – especially when it comes to packing school lunches. It's great finding sneaky ways to pack more goodness and healthy alternatives into the...

Holy Spirit urged take off

Collapsed Indonesian church
A Christian airline pilot says the Holy Spirit prompted him to take off early from Palau airport in Indonesia on 28 September, narrowly avoiding the disastrous earthquake and saving the lives of his 140 passengers. He said he felt “uneasy” and began to sing worship...

Priestly martyrdom to uphold confession isn’t new

https://youtu.be/tPnOL6khYCs Around the world, governments push to break the seal of Confession A symbol of the historical commitment priests have to the seal of confession greets people as they cross the threshold of a Catholic church in Manhattan. Above the door is a stone-carved image of St...

Beating the Back to School Blues

By Justin Coulson I’m sure there really are kids out there who were excited about heading back to school after the summer holidays. But I don’t know any of them. About seven percent of Aussie kids aged 4-17 years experience anxiety disorders each year, and school...

Catholic hospitals join pandemic fight

Private hospitals will now become an important part of the country's healthcare response.