When Mirko Milic discovered two of his staff members were sleeping in their vans, it drove home how "invisible" Canberra’s homeless problem really is. Source: RiotACT.
The Brisbane Archdiocese is one of more than 30 Catholic entities across Australia to produce landmark statements on efforts to curb modern slavery. Source: Catholic Leader.
Catholic ministries are being encouraged to find creative ways to celebrate the inaugural World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be commemorated on July 25. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Queensland doctors have backed a push by churches to enshrine their right to refuse access to voluntary assisted dying at faith-based hospitals and aged care homes. Source: The Australian
The bishops of South Africa are calling for an end to violence and have condemned looting after a surge in unrest in the country. Source: Vatican News.
Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner has raised the alarm over the lack of safeguards to prevent the arbitrary detention of detainees in immigration centres. Source: SBS News.
Catholic leaders have written to the president of Sri Lanka, criticising the “lethargic pace” of a government inquiry into coordinated terrorist attacks on churches that took place on Easter Sunday 2019. Source: Catholic News Agency.
Disability advocates are alarmed at the idea Australia needs to "learn to live with COVID", saying that could mean a life of isolation and even death for many people with disability. Source: ABC News.
Pope Francis has been released from Rome’s Gemelli Hospital, 10 days after undergoing intestinal surgery. Source: Catholic News Service.
Cancelled events and pandemic-induced economic hardship meant charitable giving levels dropped to record lows in 2020. But new data suggests the worst might now be over. Source: ProBono News.
Pope Francis will visit Scotland in November, a spokesperson for the country’s bishops’ conference has confirmed, and is expected to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Source: Catholic News Agency.
A collaboration between Marist Brothers Australia and Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, Marist Learning Zone is supporting young people struggling to stay connected with their schooling. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Kamilaroi woman Jennifer Rumbel is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics in Maitland-Newcastle Diocese to join a research project to address the lack of Indigenous voices in the Diocese’s history. Source: mnnews.today.
The founders of Australia’s first female-only mental health hospital say women are avoiding treatment because they feel unsafe in mental health wards housing both genders. Source: The Age.
A Catholic priest has been found guilty of 25 charges of indecent and sexual assault against 12 boys in a NSW Southern Highlands boarding school in the 1980s. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
A West Australian government policy of refusing to lease its venues to groups with alternative views to the government has scuppered plans for appearances in the state by the head of the Australian Christian Lobby. Source: The Australian.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an increase to the emergency disaster payment for people who have lost work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Source: ABC News.
The COVID-19 pandemic triggered one of the biggest increases in world hunger in decades, a United Nations report has found. Source: AFP/SBS News.