Working as a journalist you get to cover a multitude of topics, but one that has consistently filled the column space over the past 18 months has, of course, been COVID.
As time permits I have been attempting to visit as many Mass centres in the Archdiocese as possible. I’m told there are around 143 different places where Mass is celebrated so this will take some time.
Phone counselling for people struggling with family stress, social isolation and other challenges in the wake of COVID-19 continues to be accessed from Centacare.
The disproportionate risk of poor mental health for First Nations people, refugees and asylum seekers has been highlighted by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in its annual Social Justice Statement released last month.
Charities supporting the homeless and vulnerable in the community are preparing for a surge in demand as the full impact of COVID-19 job losses are felt and the colder weather hits the State.