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The appointment of a layman as dean of studies in a diocesan seminary is a rare occurrence but theologian Matthew Tan will take up the role when he moves to the Diocese of Wagga Wagga in February. Source: Catholic Weekly.
If minds had brainstormed how to create a podcast that would jump to number one in Apple’s podcast rankings, they never would have landed on The Bible in a Year, jokes biblical scholar Jeff Cavins. Source: CNS.
An online forum hosted by Catholic Health Australia and the Australian Catholic University will discuss how solidarity and cooperation are key to dealing with the challenges of COVID-19.
Tired of sitting at a desk, Cianna Fitzpatrick decided to swap school shoes for steel-capped boots, becoming one of six apprentices to start their training as part of Catholic initiatives in Tasmania. Source: ABC News.
Pope Francis, who was forced to cancel weekend events due to recurring leg pain, prayed on Sunday for a homeless man who died near St Peter’s Square amid freezing temperatures. Source: CNA.
“The call to ‘come and see’ is the method for every authentic human communication,” says Pope Francis in his Message for the 55th World Communications Day. Source: Vatican Media.
More than 12,000 people from more than 130 nations will recite the Australian citizenship pledge of commitment on Australia Day. Source: The Age.
The living conditions, education, employment and life expectancy of regional and remote Indigenous communities are more comparable with those of developing nations. Source: SMH.
A former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer have been found guilty of money laundering and embezzling millions of euros from property sales. Source: NCR Online.
The Canberra Liberals are under renewed pressure to publicly lobby their federal counterparts to give the ACT and Northern Territory the power to legalise euthanasia. Source: Canberra Times.
As Joe Biden assumed the United States presidency, two of the country’s leading bishops clashed on how to respond to the new administration of the first Catholic president since John F. Kennedy. Source: Crux.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says the case of the former altar boy who was abused by a priest in Perth in the 1970s highlighted the horror of sexual abuse and the dreadful effects it had on victims. Source: Perth Now.
Pope Francis sent a telegram of condolence for the victims of an explosion in the Spanish capital of Madrid, which killed four people including a local priest. Source: Vatican News.
The Funeral Mass of Archbishop Philip Wilson will be celebrated in Adelaide’s St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral at 11am on Wednesday, February 3. Source: Adelaide Archdiocese.
The Morrison Government has substantially lifted foreign aid spending in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, reversing some of the funding cuts made to poorer nations during the past decade. Source: The Age.
Sound basic values and obvious good intentions underlie The Marksman, but there’s a sketchy feel to director and co-writer Robert Lorenz’s action drama and it ultimately fails to make much of an impression. Source: CNS.
The Bishop Delegate for Social Justice has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, urging Australia to join the countries who have signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons that comes into force today. Source: ACBC Media Blog.