Chief Minister Michael Gunner has launched a bold bid to force the Morrison Government to overturn Commonwealth laws blocking the Northern Territory from having the freedom to vote on euthanasia legislation. Source: News.com.au.
Thousands of older Australians waited more than two years to access already approved high-level home care packages. Source: The Age.
A Holy See-supported treaty banning the possession of nuclear weapons is buoying efforts by nations and non-profit and Church organisations working to abolish such armaments. Source: CNS.
A decades-long project to restore Goulburn’s Saints Peter and Paul’s Old Cathedral is embarking on its next phase. Source: Catholic Voice.
Thousands of South Australians are expected to demonstrate their opposition to abortion legislation currently before state Parliament at the Walk for Life 2021 rally on February 6. Source: The Southern Cross.
The Primate of All Ireland says the Church shouldn’t be scapegoated for the dire conditions in the country’s mother-and-baby homes in the 20th century. Source: Crux.
Prosecutors examining money-laundering allegations at the Vatican have found a gap of more than $2 million in legitimate financial transfers to Australia from the Holy See between 2014 and 2020. Source: The Australian.
Thousands of West Australians could be pushed to the brink of homelessness within three months when a moratorium prohibiting rent increases expires, one of the state’s leading homelessness support groups warns. Source: ABC News.
Families in financial distress have been urged to consider government-backed no-interest loans to pay for back-to-school expenses, instead of credit cards or turning to payday lenders. Source: Good Shepherd.
Students and staff of Red Bend Catholic College in Forbes have farewelled the Marist Brothers after 94 years of faithful service. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Catholic bishops in Brazil have made a plea for the supply of oxygen after reports of dozens of people suffocating to death due to a lack of oxygen in hospitals in the Amazon city of Manaus. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis says Martin Luther King Jr’s dream “of harmony and equality for all people” is still relevant today. Source: CNA.
The Commonwealth Government is considering a proposal to force couples to wait two years for a divorce under a controversial plan to repair broken marriages. Source: Herald Sun.
Of more than $1 million raised in Australia after a deadly explosion in Lebanon last year, more than half came from an appeal established by the Maronite Diocese. But more is needed, says Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Catholic bishops have missed opportunities to stand up for democracy in the past. We can’t let it happen again, writes Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge. Source: America Magazine.
As the fifth anniversary of his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia approaches, Pope Francis announced the Church will dedicate more than a year to focusing on the family. Source: CNS.
Tasmania’s version of the El Camino de Santiago has gone virtual and attracted pilgrims from across the globe. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
A simple funeral was held at St Mary’s Cathedral in Darwin for an elderly man who died without kin, attended by about a dozen people who were both strangers and the last people he encountered. Source: ABC News.