Believers of every religion should beg mercy from the one God and father of all during this time of global “tragedy and suffering”, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Churches will open across New South Wales from today for private prayer, confession and small-scale Masses as part of the first stage of the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Ma sounds like a kind of folksy, ingratiating name for mother or a mother-figure, but Ma is anything but genial in this psychological horror film. Source: ACOFB.
The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the Morrison Government’s announcement of an additional $10 million to improve COVID-19 hygiene measures in non-government schools.
The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has called for a more streamlined approach to assessing and responding to need for people affected by natural disasters.
The Australian Catholic Media Council has launched a resource encouraging parishes to embrace Pope Francis' invitation to share the Gospel story as the Church in Australia marks World Communications Day this Sunday. Source: ACBC.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Australians’ lives, including their worship, the Catholic bishops will entrust the country to the care of Mary Help of Christians on her feast day next week. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Churches in England and Wales must wait until July before they may reopen, under a coronavirus recovery strategy published by the British Government. Source: CNS.
The coronavirus outbreak is undermining efforts to combat the impact of locust swarms and flooding in east Africa, Church organisations have warned. Source: The Tablet.
Western Australia’s voluntary euthanasia scheme remains on track for a mid-2021 start, with an expert panel continuing work on implementing the scheme. Source: Yahoo News.
Maitland-Newcastle Diocese’s loss is St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne’s gain following the appointment of Philip Matthias as director of music. Source: MNNews.Today.
The “lost learning” of primary school students must be made up, according to experts who are calling on state governments to act urgently. Source: Daily Telegraph.
Victorian bishops say the Andrews Government’s decision to allow churches to open for private prayer for up to 10 people is a “gentle first step” as the state cautiously begins to lift COVID-19 restrictions. Source: Melbourne Archdiocese.
A University of Notre Dame Australia professor has been awarded a $1.06 million federal grant for a project that aims to improve the quality of palliative care delivery.
Hundreds of Australians logged on for an hour of musical entertainment on Saturday, raising emergency funds for Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion COVID-19 appeal.
People of all religious affiliations are called to participate today in a day of prayer, fasting and acts of charity for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. Source: CNA.
Prayer is more than just a physical, emotional or intellectual act – it is an inner desire to encounter God, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
The coronavirus pandemic invites Catholics to listen to the cry of the poor and to act in solidarity, Cardinal Peter Turkson said yesterday. Source: CNS.