The Jesuit order in the United States has created a foundation to raise a reported $US100 million ($129 million) for the descendants of the slaves it once owned and sold and to promote racial reconciliation across the country. Source: The Age.
Aged care homes will lose up to $12 per bed per day by the end of the year, causing a catastrophe in the already failing system, if the Morrison Government does not make immediate funding changes, providers say. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Catholics and Protestants in Germany announced yesterday they would press ahead with intercommunion at an event in May despite Vatican objections. Source: CNA.
The Interfaith Committee of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference expressed support for the country’s Muslims and prayed for an end to violence as the nation marked the second anniversary of the Christchurch massacre. Source: Vatican News.
The Sisters of Mercy in Bathurst have joined the campaign to protect a sacred Indigenous women’s site from being turned into a go-kart track at Mt Panorama. Source: Pathways.
Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo and Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana last night led a celebration of thanksgiving to mark the milestone of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. Source: Broken Bay News.
The New South Wales Government’s order to stop construction of Sydney’s newest cemetery is “inexplicable” and will affect many, including people of faith, say its Catholic operators. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Maronite Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay has given his blessing to faithful to receive the COVID-19 vaccine despite ethical concerns over the use of aborted foetal cells in the vaccine’s development. Source: The Daily Telegraph.
Caritas Australia is calling on the Morrison Government to support Papua New Guinea as it faces a potential catastrophe with an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases.
Pope Francis has called for more support for working mothers during and after the pandemic, saying that women are needed in the renewal of society and the economy. Source: CNA.
As Myanmar saw its worst bloodbath on Sunday, with more than 30 protesters shot dead by security forces, the Church in the troubled nation once more raised its voice calling for peace. Source: Vatican News.
While gay men and women must be respected, any form of blessing a same-sex union is “illicit”, the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has affirmed. Source: CNS.
The Australian Catholic University has formally opened its newest addition: the St Josephine Bakhita Campus in Blacktown, western Sydney.
The recently released report of the aged care royal commission does not hold back in describing a situation that should be abhorrent to us all, write Jenneke Foottit and Sue Gledhill. Source: Eureka Street.
The legacy of the Presentation Sisters in Tasmania over the past 155 years was recognised in Launceston last week when they were inducted onto the 2021 Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Queensland’s Catholic education sector has welcomed the decision to review sexual education in the state’s schools, particularly teaching consent. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The humble ukulele is bringing people together in a Sydney parish outreach that is as good as it sounds. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Can you imagine not having a toilet of any kind? For Arsad, an Indonesian farmer, the idea of having a flushing toilet and running water at home was a distant dream. Source: Caritas Australia.