Perth's Archdiocesan Catholic Prison Ministry, in conjunction with the state Department of Justice, has opened a new multifaith worship centre at Hakea Prison, Perth’s maximum security jail. Source: The eRecord.
Pope Francis has again urged political leaders to make sure coronavirus vaccines are available to the poorest nations. Source: Crux.
The head of the federal health department, Brendan Murphy, has conceded that funding of the country’s aged care system requires a “fundamental reset”. Source: The Guardian.
A 45-year-old Sydney man has been charged over a fire at St Carthage’s Catholic Cathedral in Lismore on Friday morning. Source: ABC News.
With no path toward economic recovery and no end of conflict in sight, the Syrian people are losing hope that any sense of peace and normalcy will return, said the apostolic nuncio to Syria. Source: CNS.
Catholic Health Australia says the Commonwealth Government’s decision to extend the current list of Medicare services delivered via telehealth to March 2021 is welcome, but that it should remain beyond the pandemic.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has called for compassion as the Queensland Government maintains tough COVID-19 quarantine rules and border restrictions. Source: The Catholic Leader.
God’s grace is not something we deserve, but he gives it to us anyway, Pope Francis said yesterday during his weekly Angelus address. Source: CNA.
Unemployed Australians will have to wait beyond the October Budget for a crucial decision on the JobSeeker rate despite calls for a permanent boost to payments. Source: The Age.
Some of Brisbane’s homeless call her “Santa”, but Sr Salvacion Bunao likes to think of herself just as a nun serving the vulnerable, inspired and challenged by Pope Francis. Source: The Catholic Leader.
New Zealand’s bishops are urging voters in the country's general election to say “no” to the euthanasia referendum and to give “serious thoughts” to the effect of cannabis on vulnerable people when considering the cannabis referendum. Source: NZCBC.
Australian senior school students tend to have a strong belief in their abilities and feel supported by their teachers, which will help them persevere through disrupted schooling, new research shows. Source: The Age.
Pope Francis reminded elderly and ill priests that they need not be afraid of suffering because Christ is always there to help them carry that cross. Source: Crux.
Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. has expressed his solidarity with people in the Philippines in their struggle for human rights. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Catholic human rights organisation the Edmund Rice Centre has applauded statements made by Australia’s new Ambassador to the Vatican supporting the push for a synod for the Pacific region.
Sale Catholics will have to wait a little longer for their new bishop, with the postponement of the episcopal ordination and installation of Bishop-Elect Greg Bennet due to Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions. Source: Sale Diocese.
The Secrets We Keep is an emotional thriller that tells the story of a woman who takes revenge on a man she thinks was responsible for war crimes against her years before. Source: ACOFB.
Australians wanting to consult their doctor via phone or video call will continue to get access to subsidised telehealth until March in a $2 billion extension of coronavirus measures. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.