Bishops in the United States have formed a working group to address issues surrounding the election of a Catholic president and policies that would conflict with Catholic teaching and the bishops’ priorities. Source: CNS.
A further 330,000 people will fall below the poverty line when the Commonwealth reduces welfare support payments in less than two months, new analysis shows. Source: SBS News.
Cardinal John Dew of Wellington has asked for an independent investigator to determine whether the late bishop of Dunedin took proper action when he received complaints of sexual abuse. Source: Crux.
Churches and schools in South Australia will be closed for the next six days as the state implements a “circuit-breaker” lockdown to minimise spread of COVID-19. Source: Adelaide Archdiocese.
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has documented more than 500 hate crimes against Christians on the continent in 2019. Source: CNA.
The Order of Malta Australia marked the World Day of the Poor on Sunday by doing what it does every day – service to others.
A judge has reserved his decision on whether Australian media companies and journalists have a case to answer over the way Cardinal George Pell’s conviction was reported. Source: News.com.au.
Teaching children to live the faith is one of the most important things families can do, and it’s something Sydney mother-of-three Danielle Binny takes very seriously. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Australian medical research group Black Dog Institute estimates half all mental health problems emerge during adolescence – a figure described by Catholic school leaders as alarming but unsurprising. Source: MNnews.Today.
Many people have felt all at sea coping with the pandemic. But spare a thought for the world’s seafarers who have been stranded at sea for most of this year. Source: Aurora.
Brisbane Archdiocese has officially launched its Reconciliation Action Plan, aimed at building strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Catholics in at least 20 cities across France openly protested last weekend against a government ban on public religious services during the country’s second lockdown against the coronavirus. Source: The Tablet.
US bishops called for prayer, fasting and reform during a virtual discussion on Monday on the Vatican’s report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Source: CNA.
Care for our common home as taught by Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’ is at the centre of Professor Knox Peden’s conversion story. Source: Vatican News.
Caritas Australia’s partners in the Philippines are responding to the immediate needs of hundreds of thousands of people in the aftermath of Typhoon Vamco.
An inaugural “head of village” has been appointed for the new Catholic Northern Adelaide Education & Community Services Village, which is set to open at Davoren Park in 2022. Source: Catholic Education SA.
An online gathering of religious men and women in temporary vows has been hailed as an important opportunity for collaboration and support both for the temporary professed and their formators. Source: CRA.
The $812 million set aside for social and affordable housing in the New South Wales state budget falls short of what’s needed to meet demand and properly address homelessness, poverty services say. Source: SBS News.