A Melbourne Catholic agency has taken the theme for tomorrow’s United Nations World Day of Social Justice seriously, working hard to ensure “A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy” is being heard. Source: VMCH.
Below-zero temperatures, teeth-chattering wind chills and deep snow turned the United States southern plains into an Arctic landscape, forcing Catholic agencies to adopt emergency measures to get people to safety. Source: NCR Online.
The Morrison Government could legislate a permanent increase to fortnightly JobSeeker payments as early as next week, as Cabinet’s Budget committee is today expected to sign off on a potential new welfare payment. Source: The Australian.
Australia’s bishops have written a pastoral letter to school leaders, staff, students and families to mark the 200th anniversary of Catholic education in Australia. Source: ACBC and NCEC.
Catholic Social Services Australia has joined its voice with the St Vincent de Paul Society, Anglicare and the Australian Council of Trade Unions in opposing proposed changes to the Fair Work Act.
Catholic Religious Australia is opposed to the stockpiling of COVID-19 vaccines by wealthy nations and is calling for an equitable distribution of vaccines around the globe, particularly to developing nations.
The ethnic, sectional and economic tensions of the Reconstruction era are explored in the epic adventure News of the World. So, too, is the redemptive bond uniting its two main characters, both victims of personal tragedy. Source: CNS.
The Holy Land Commissary for Australia, Franciscan Father Mario Debattista, says the caretakers are in urgent need of donations. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Bishops of England and Wales have reacted with dismay at the issuing of blanket 'Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation' (DNACPR) orders to people with learning disabilities. Source: Vatican News.
Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit will close a progressive Catholic community in the French capital because of its members’ refusal to accept recent priests that have been assigned there. Source: La Croix International.
A review of the Commonwealth Government’s cashless welfare card found the program contributes to feelings of stigma and embarrassment, while providing some reduction in alcohol use and gambling. Source: ABC News.
As the COVID-19 pandemic nears its first full year, the Vatican has reminded bishops that the guidelines it issued last year for celebrating the Holy Week and Easter liturgies remain valid. Source: CNS.
Celebrating Mass for Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis reflected on Lent as a journey of return to God and an opportunity for people to deepen their love of others. Source: Vatican News.
Former Newcastle Knights player Alex McKinnon says there are many similarities between going to church and taking part in sport. Source: Aurora.
Catholic anti-slavery organisation ACRATH is calling on Australians to name their “chocolate change” in Lent and stick to it beyond Easter.
Townsville Catholic Education has launched a new book that aims to develop the spiritual and religious knowledge of young children attending the diocese’s Catholic kindergartens.
Celebrations to mark the bicentenary of Catholic education in Australia begin today, with students from schools with links to the nation’s first Catholic school participating in a virtual national launch. Source: NCEC.
People are investing a lot of hope in a vaccine as the way out of COVID-19. Though no panacea, it is great that several vaccines have been achieved and more are on the way, writes Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Source: Courier-Mail.