Perth’s St John of God Murdoch is the first West Australian hospital to offer large “cuddle beds” to support patients with a compassionate approach to end-of-life care. Source: The eRecord.
The COVID-19 pandemic is no obstacle for determined Xavier Jesuit School students in Cambodia, who eagerly ride great distances to their campus after six months of school closure. Source: Jesuit Mission.
The French bishops’ appeal to continue public Masses during France’s national lockdown has been rejected. Source: CNA.
Joe Biden has made history by becoming just the second Catholic to be elected president of the United States. Source: Crux.
The Archdioceses of Adelaide and Perth and the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle were among Catholic winners of major prizes in the 2020 Australasian Religious Press Association awards. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
A legal review by the Adelaide City Council has found the Hutt St Centre homeless service is operating within its land use agreements. Source: The Southern Cross.
Celebrating the first anniversary of his installation as Bishop of Broken Bay, Bishop Anthony Randazzo has made announcements reflecting his vision for the diocese. Source: Broken Bay News.
Work has begun to hang eight new church bells in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, with the first bell lifted into position in the cathedral bell tower on Friday. Source: Catholic Outlook.
A retired Polish cardinal has been banned from all public appearances and ordered to compensate his alleged victims after being investigated for sexual abuse. Source: CNS.
People on income support who accidentally breach their welfare requirements will be given extra time to fix the issue before having their payment suspended. Source: Pro Bono News.
The key to any good film biography of a scientist is found in the montages that show the discovery or invention that gained the subject fame. On that score, Radioactive, the story of Marie Curie, does not disappoint. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis has requested that responsibility for financial funds and real estate assets, including a controversial London property, be transferred out of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. Source: CNA.
The Vatican’s report on how former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was able to rise through the American Catholic hierarchy despite reports of abuse is expected to be released within weeks. Source: NCR Online.
Caritas Australia has welcomed the Morrison Government’s announcement of $500 million to assist in the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine in the Pacific and southeast Asia over the next three years.
International students who are struggling to make ends meet during COVID-19 are being given a lifeline through a new program initiated by the Adelaide Cathedral parish. Source: The Southern Cross.
Year 12 students from Perth’s Mercedes College spent their final weeks of secondary school filling backpacks with toys and clothing to be given to children living in out-of-home care and crisis accommodation. Source: The eRecord.
Religion and spirituality are becoming more important to Australians, according to a new report that could inspire Christian leaders to be more proactive in evangelisation and outreach. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Tasmania appears set to legalise voluntary euthanasia, as opponents scramble to secure a delay and protections for faith-based hospitals and aged care. Source: The Australian.