The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are inviting Catholic women to apply for the Study and Mentoring Leadership Program, which offers financial and personal support while undertaking theological studies. Source: The Good Oil.
The practice of the Catholic faith in Tasmania has largely returned to normal with the reinstatement of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Catholic bishops, academics and policy experts in the United States have hailed the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Source: CNA.
Church leaders in Pakistan are offering condolences to the victims of an explosion that killed seven people at a religious school near the Afghan border yesterday. Source: UCA News.
Scott Morrison has given his strongest indication yet that JobSeeker payments for the unemployed will continue to be paid at an elevated rate beyond this year. Source: SBS News.
Catholic Health Australia is paying tribute to the 80,000 hospital and aged care workers across its network for their extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 crisis with a series of new films. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The ordination of Adelaide Archdiocese’s newest priest, Fr Pasquale (Pat) Lopresti, at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Saturday was an opportunity to celebrate the “great generosity of God”. Source: The Southern Cross.
Francis Sullivan has been elected the new chair of Catholic Social Services Australia Ltd during the first meeting of the entity since its recent consolidation.
A research report on environmental changes in Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific countries has found local indigenous communities are experiencing severe impacts as a result of a changing climate. Source: Caritas Australia.
The Church needs to rediscover its maternal heart and the world needs Mary’s motherly guidance so it can become a place where everyone is welcomed as brothers and sisters, Pope Francis said at the weekend. Source: CNS.
Church leaders are pleading with MPs to back the New South Wales Government’s plans for a state-issued gambling card, warning that harm minimisation measures are grossly inadequate. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
The president of Poland’s episcopal conference has urged critics of a landmark abortion ruling to express their opposition “in a socially acceptable way” after protesters disrupted Sunday Masses. Source: CNA.
Cardinal Joseph Zen has urged Australian Catholics to pray for Catholics in China enduring a “terrible situation” as a controversial Vatican-China agreement is renewed for two years. Source: The Catholic Weekly
An interactive reflection afternoon for Catholic women hosted by the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocesan Women’s Taskforce will explore “a spirituality for our times”.
There has been much “storytelling” in some dioceses during October thanks to a youth-led World Mission Month initiative from Catholic Mission.
Australian Catholic University has selected the five community-initiated research projects it will fund from the 2020 round of applicants to its Stakeholder Engaged Scholarship Unit.
Many older and low-income Australians are missing out on the benefits of being online, putting them at greater risk of social isolation amid COVID-19 restrictions, new research shows. Source: Pro Bono News.
Tasmania’s Legislative Council could pass a euthanasia bill this week, with expectations it could be put to a vote in the House of Assembly by the end of the year. Source: The Mercury.