People on income support who accidentally breach their welfare requirements will be given extra time to fix the issue before having their payment suspended. Source: Pro Bono News.
The key to any good film biography of a scientist is found in the montages that show the discovery or invention that gained the subject fame. On that score, Radioactive, the story of Marie Curie, does not disappoint. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis has requested that responsibility for financial funds and real estate assets, including a controversial London property, be transferred out of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. Source: CNA.
The Vatican’s report on how former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was able to rise through the American Catholic hierarchy despite reports of abuse is expected to be released within weeks. Source: NCR Online.
Caritas Australia has welcomed the Morrison Government’s announcement of $500 million to assist in the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine in the Pacific and southeast Asia over the next three years.
International students who are struggling to make ends meet during COVID-19 are being given a lifeline through a new program initiated by the Adelaide Cathedral parish. Source: The Southern Cross.
Year 12 students from Perth’s Mercedes College spent their final weeks of secondary school filling backpacks with toys and clothing to be given to children living in out-of-home care and crisis accommodation. Source: The eRecord.
Religion and spirituality are becoming more important to Australians, according to a new report that could inspire Christian leaders to be more proactive in evangelisation and outreach. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Tasmania appears set to legalise voluntary euthanasia, as opponents scramble to secure a delay and protections for faith-based hospitals and aged care. Source: The Australian.
The United States is in a state of uncertainty about the presidential race after election day, as counting of the vote continues, showing Democratic candidate Joe Biden ahead, but not by much. Source: CNS.
The Archbishop of Westminster and the Catholic bishops of England and Wales are calling for Catholics to join a “national shared moment of prayer” each day during England's COVID-19 lockdown. Source: The Tablet.
Pope Francis has changed canon law to require a bishop to have permission from the Holy See prior to establishing a new religious institute in his diocese. Source: CNA.
COVID-19 has taken its toll on Australia’s not-for-profit organisations, with the majority set to make a financial loss this year. Source: The Australian.
Australian Catholic University has appointed Professor Robert Carver as the inaugural director of the ACU Ramsay Program in Western Civilisation.
The coronavirus pandemic is tending to “dial everything up to 11” in mental health, says Catholic psychologist Paul Stevenson. Source: The Catholic Leader.
In a new video ahead of the launch of Sydney Archdiocese’s new mission plan next month, Sydney Centre for Evangelisation director Daniel Ang has spoken of “the adventure of being a disciple of Christ”. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Looking back at photos of my ordination last October, it feels like another world – perhaps because it’s so long since any significant gathering of people has been possible, writes Sandhurst Bishop Shane Mackinlay.
Representatives from Adelaide parishes and communities gathered last month to reflect on the continuing journey to the Plenary Council. Source: The Southern Cross.