Almost $700 million in wrongly-reclaimed government “robodebt” payments has been returned to hundreds of thousands of people, including the estates of thousands of dead Australians. Source: The Age.
After nine weeks of public general audiences, Pope Francis’ weekly gathering will again take place behind closed doors, the Vatican announced yesterday. Source: CNA.
French bishops ordered a “death knell” to ring from every church of their country yesterday after three people were killed in a basilica in the Mediterranean city of Nice. Source: CNS.
Children who experience poverty are more than three times as likely to be poor when they are adults, according to new research exploring socioeconomic disadvantage in Australia. Source: Pro Bono News.
Perth Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton has emphasised the importance of maintaining mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: The eRecord.
Misguided values permeate writer-director Eliza Hittman’s desolate abortion-themed drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Source: CNS.
Australian Federal Police have been working with Vatican investigators over suspect transfers of more than $2 million to Australia. Source: The Australian.
Many Indigenous Queenslanders hold grave concerns about euthanasia, finding it frightening and at odds with their culture, according to Church leaders. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says the executive committee that has helped guide the Plenary Council journey to this point has set the Council up to be a source of renewal for the Church. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The diversity and unity of the vast Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie was on show for a worldwide audience at the installation ceremony of Bishop Karol Kulczycki SDS yesterday. Source: The Southern Cross.
A Dutch cardinal says proposals to amend Dutch law to allow the euthanasia of children represent the latest descent down the “slippery slope” of the killing of patients by doctors. Source: Crux.
Members of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry met online for their 22nd annual “Conversation” last week. Source: Australian Jewish News.
The hard work and generosity of more than 200 participants across New South Wales has raised more than $135,000 – and counting – to help address homelessness in local communities. Source: Vinnies NSW.
The rise of popular movements around the world is proof that today’s profit-driven economic system fails to place human dignity at its centre, said Cardinal Peter Turkson. Source: CNS.
Victoria’s bishops have announced the merging of CatholicCare Melbourne and Gippsland, Centacare Ballarat and CatholicCare Sandhurst, to form a new entity: CatholicCare Victoria. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Staff and volunteers across the social sector are feeling anxious, stressed and overwhelmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with new research showing many people in the sector are struggling to take good care of themselves. Source: Pro Bono News.
Pope Francis said yesterday that he asks for St John Paul II’s intercession for all hearts to be inspired with a respect for life and prays for strength for those who welcome life with heroic love. Source: CNA.
Tricia O’Keeffe claims she is “just an ordinary person”, but to the Faith and Light communities she is a dedicated advocate for those living with an intellectual disability. Source: The Bridge.