Woolworths has identified 332 Australian fruit and vegetable suppliers within its supply chain where workers are at risk of slave-like conditions, as part of its first-ever review under new modern slavery laws. Source: ABC News.
Pope Francis has advanced the sainthood causes of 127 Spanish martyrs, three Italian religious women, an Italian archbishop and three priests. Source: Crux.
When the history of Auslan Bible translations is written, 2020 will be marked as a truly significant year. And it’s not because of COVID-19. Source: Eternity News.
The plight of Christians who are kidnapped or unjustly jailed is the focus of a new report produced by Aid to the Church in Need.
Catholics risk going astray if they neglect the four essential characteristics of Church life, Pope Francis said at his general audience yesterday. Source: CNA.
St Catherine of Siena’s phrase “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire” resonates strongly with St Vincent’s Health’s Pip McIlroy as she strives to live a “whole-hearted life”. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The decision to move the local celebrations of World Youth Day from Palm Sunday to the feast of Christ the King addresses the pastoral needs of local churches, a Vatican official said. Source: CNS.
When Sunshine Coast siblings Jacinta Elks and Kevin Donahoe were tapped on the shoulder by a priest to be part of something new in their parish, it was just what they’d been looking for. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Welfare groups have warned a Senate committee that the Morrison Government’s plans to cut the level of some welfare supports from January next year are “cruel and damaging”. Source: SBS News.
ACRATH – Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans – is encouraging all Australians to join the United Nations’ “16 Days of Activism” against gender-based violence, which starts today.
China criticised Pope Francis yesterday over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uighur Muslim minority group. Source: Crux.
Hundreds of thousands of renters could face eviction when moratoriums end around Australia, an advocacy group’s new report says. Source: The Guardian.
Sydney Archdiocese has launched a new website and social media platforms aimed at promoting the pathway to sainthood for Eileen O’Connor, the co-founder of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor.
Chris Ellison has been reappointed chancellor of The University of Notre Dame Australia for a second term, with his new three-year tenure commencing in January 2021.
The Church in Mexico has cancelled what is considered the world’s largest Catholic pilgrimage, for the Virgin of Guadalupe, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: The Age.
Edmund Rice Camps Queensland emerged from a COVID-enforced six-month break with a special treat for six families that achieved “amazing outcomes”. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A mobile medical and food program and the education of high school children in Timor-Leste will receive a substantial financial boost thanks to a new project officially launched in Adelaide last month. Source: The Southern Cross.
Jesuit Social Services says the Victorian Government’s 2020/21 Budget provides unprecedented funding to vital social services and supports to help Victorians navigate the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.