Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of Hurricane Eta, which deluged Central America, claimed at least 50 lives and caused widespread flooding and property damage. Source: CNS.
Australian media organisations and journalists went on trial yesterday on charges they breached a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell’s sexual abuse convictions in 2018 that have since been overturned. Source: Crux.
After decades of underinvestment, Victoria has the lowest proportion of social housing in Australia, with the number of households on the waiting list blowing out to more than 45,000 in June this year. Source: The Age.
As the South Australian Parliament debates a bill that would enable abortions up until full term provided two doctors consent, one mother has spoken of the pressure she received to abort her child. Source: The Southern Cross.
A push for a public inquiry into Tasmania’s euthanasia bill is gaining momentum, with balance of power independent Madeleine Ogilvie saying she will back the move. Source: The Australian.
Catholic Mission has launched its annual Christmas Appeal, focusing on the work of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia and supporting the education of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Campion College has forged a partnership with Catholic Education Tasmania to deliver a new program to train teachers in Catholic teaching while giving them on-site practical experience.
A 19-year-old Spanish martyr who gave his life while protecting the Eucharist was beatified on Saturday at a Mass in the Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona. Source: CNA.
A special court in India has further extended the judicial custody of an elderly Jesuit priest facing sedition charges. Source: UCA News.
Perth’s St John of God Murdoch is the first West Australian hospital to offer large “cuddle beds” to support patients with a compassionate approach to end-of-life care. Source: The eRecord.
The COVID-19 pandemic is no obstacle for determined Xavier Jesuit School students in Cambodia, who eagerly ride great distances to their campus after six months of school closure. Source: Jesuit Mission.
The French bishops’ appeal to continue public Masses during France’s national lockdown has been rejected. Source: CNA.
Joe Biden has made history by becoming just the second Catholic to be elected president of the United States. Source: Crux.
The Archdioceses of Adelaide and Perth and the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle were among Catholic winners of major prizes in the 2020 Australasian Religious Press Association awards. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
A legal review by the Adelaide City Council has found the Hutt St Centre homeless service is operating within its land use agreements. Source: The Southern Cross.
Celebrating the first anniversary of his installation as Bishop of Broken Bay, Bishop Anthony Randazzo has made announcements reflecting his vision for the diocese. Source: Broken Bay News.
Work has begun to hang eight new church bells in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, with the first bell lifted into position in the cathedral bell tower on Friday. Source: Catholic Outlook.
A retired Polish cardinal has been banned from all public appearances and ordered to compensate his alleged victims after being investigated for sexual abuse. Source: CNS.