Queensland nurses have reported they are afraid of the potential consequences and moral dilemma of administering lethal drugs to patients. Source: The Courier-Mail.
Leading United States bishops have decried a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States and called for prayers. Source: CNA.
For the past eight years, students at St Patrick’s School in the Queensland outback town of Mitchell have been taught the local Aboriginal language in a bid save it from extinction. Source: ABC News.
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has pleaded for an end to violence in Myanmar after a deadly mortar attack claimed the lives of four people sheltering in a church. Source: Crux.
Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. was among religious leaders who received a COVID-19 vaccine yesterday at the new mass vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park in Homebush. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Former Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd chief executive officer Sheree Limbrick says the Church requires constant vigilance to ensure the ongoing protection and safety of children. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Archbishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay says mission and charitable works will be needed to reconnect Maronites in the expanded Maronite Eparchy of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania.
Prayer is not a magic wand or a way to ask God to be at one’s service. It is instead a humble dialogue with God to grow spiritually and discover his will for the world, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Maitland-Newcastle Diocese has hosted its second diocesan synod session, with more than 300 commissioned synod members, participants and interested people having their say on matters concerning the diocese’s future. Source: MNnews.Today.
As the country marks National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week, Australia is still trying to find a right and just place for Indigenous Australians in society, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The Syriac Catholic patriarch said the situation in Syria “continues to be humanly unbearable and devastating” and risks emptying the war-torn country of its Christian community for good. Source: NCR Online.
Pope Francis yesterday launched the Vatican’s seven-year Laudato Si’ action plan to implement environmental sustainability in different sectors of the Church from religious orders to Catholic schools and hospitals. Source: CNA.
Days before the week of prayer for Catholics in China began Sunday, a bishop and several priests and seminarians were arrested for holding services without the permission of the country’s Communist authorities. Source: Crux.
Pope Francis has expressed his condolences for the deaths of 14 people after a cable car crashed in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. Source: Vatican News.
Australian Catholic University and the Anti-Slavery Taskforce are joining together to run a series of webinars to examine issues about modern slavery.
Pro-life advocates waved placards outside Queensland Parliament yesterday as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk prepared to introduce a bill to legalise euthanasia. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The cost of burials is likely to rise by as much as $9000 under a radical New South Wales Government plan to disband the state’s largest faith-based cemetery operators. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
British religious affairs journalist Christopher Lamb has delivered the Australian Marist Association’s annual Marian lecture on the theme, “The Post-Covid Church – Crisis or Opportunity?”