A “remarkable” number of homeless people were placed in emergency accommodation at the height of the pandemic but only a third of rough sleepers were later moved into long-term housing, a new report finds. Source: The Guardian.
The Catholic bishops of Japan and Korea have criticised the Japanese Government’s plans to release into the sea millions of litres of radioactive water from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. Source: CNA.
Prayer makes every day better, even the most difficult days, and is a reminder that God is near, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
With its bright green walls and yellow sunflowers, the Wolf Den in the Adelaide suburb of Norwood is home to a group of young Catholics committed to their faith formation. Source: The Southern Cross.
Some of Australia’s leading media companies have apologised after pleading guilty to contempt of court over the way they first reported Cardinal George Pell’s conviction on child sexual abuse charges. Source: The Age.
The largest mental health study undertaken in Australia will measure how the pandemic and bushfires affected people and provide a new baseline for government mental health policies. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Two Catholic schools in Melbourne’s northwest were closed yesterday as a “precautionary measure” after a number of COVID cases emerged at a hotel quarantine hotel. Source: 7news.com.au
Whether it was the power of her prayers or her T-cells that did it, 117-year-old French nun Sr André has survived COVID-19. Source: ABC News.
Catholics engaged in the fight against modern slavery joined members of western Sydney’s South Sudanese community for a special Mass to honour St Josephine Bakhita, the patron saint of slavery victims. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Brisbane Catholic Don Barrett has taught Latin for more than half a century and says the best part about learning the language of the Romans is how it improves your English. Source: The Catholic Leader.
There is a “substantial negative sentiment” towards Australians of African, Asian and Middle Eastern heritage, according to new research that’s prompted calls for a national anti-racism strategy. Source: Pro Bono News.
A new attitude and approach toward the elderly are needed in today’s world, especially when they become more fragile, the Pontifical Academy for Life said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Some of Australia’s poorest electorates could lose as much as $3 million a fortnight in economic support if the coronavirus welfare supplement ends, new analysis reveals. Source: The Guardian.
A coalition of young adults from different religions yesterday released an interfaith charter for “building bridges” between people of faith. Source: Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations.
Caritas India has been recognised for its efforts to help vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Caritas Australia.
Catholic Religious Australia has urged the Morrison Government to consider revisions to its Fair Work Amendment Bill 2020, which CRA says will leave some workers vulnerable and their rights compromised.
Catholic Health Australia says it’s more vital than ever to heed the central message of World Day of the Sick and deliver “trust-based care” during the pandemic.
Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the directors of Vatican Radio announced the creation of a new website and a 24-hour web radio. Source: Vatican News.