Posts Tagged ‘Australian Catholic University’

Smaller gender pay gap for women with Catholic employers

Thursday, March 7th, 2024
gender pay gap

Women with Catholic employers are well-supported financially, with a smaller gender pay gap than their peers. Released on 27 February, the first national Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) report also notes some say their employers could do more to uphold all their employees’ dignity. The WGEA investigated about 5,000 companies, each employing more than 100 Read more

Australian MP encourages stronger Catholic voice

Thursday, October 19th, 2023
Catholic voice

Australian Liberal MP Julian Leeser has urged his country’s Catholics to be a stronger voice in public life and not underestimate their influence for good. In a powerful address at the Australian Catholic University’s Melbourne campus on 11 October Mr Leeser (pictured), known for his Jewish faith, stressed that the Catholic Church possesses a unique Read more

Lamenting the Australian Catholic University

Thursday, September 14th, 2023
Catholic University

The idea of a Catholic University has been foremost in my mind in recent days. Catholic means “universal”, but what makes a university Catholic? Greater intellects than mine have considered this question before. John Henry Newman — a saint of the Catholic Church and the patron saint of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Read more

Kiwi awarded top Australian university honour

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
Gerald Arbuckle

Anthropologist Fr Gerald Arbuckle SM (left, pictured with ACU Chancellor, the Honourable Martin Daubney AM KC,) has been awarded Australian Catholic University’s top honour. He is now a Doctor of the University; this is the highest honour a university can bestow. His honorary degree citation says Arbuckle’s doctorate recognises his “contribution to the academic tradition Read more

Australian Catholic University official speaks out for Pell

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

The Vice-Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University, Gregory Craven, says the legal action against Cardinal George Pell was in reality “an atrocious and deeply frightening” campaign run by “The Victorian Police and the ABC”. On Tuesday, sex abuse convictions laid against Cardinal Pell were overturned by Australia’s highest court after he spent 405 days in Read more

Pope Francis’ G8 and changing the Church

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Pope Francis I’s weekend announcement of a new council, the Group of Eight (G8), to advise him on Catholic Church governance and reforming the Church’s central administration (the Roman Curia) has been called the “most important step in the history of the church for the past 10 centuries” by Church historian Alberto Melloni. The group includes Australian Read more

Clergy sex abuse study ended when Encompass closed

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Research into the behaviour of Catholic clergy treated by the Encompass Australasia clinic in New South Wales was under way when it was closed in 2008, according to a Fairfax Media report. The clergy sex abuse study, titled ”Sexual Boundary Violations Among Catholic Religious”, was conducted under the approval of the human research ethics committee Read more

Call for Catholic intellectuals to enter the public debate

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor Professor Greg Craven has called for a renewed age of Catholic public intellectualism to promote and defend Church values and teaching. Catholic intellectuals should weigh into public debate, along with the bishops, he said. “If you send an aircraft carrier out without a destroyer flotilla, you deserve everything you get,” he Read more