One in five young children is living in poverty, with rates in Queensland and Western Australia worsening, new research shows. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Hiding financial scandals hurt the Church’s credibility, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said yesterday. Source: CNA.
Catholics will mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees during the ecumenical celebration of the Season of Creation, highlighting the obligation to care for the Earth and the poor, says Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny. Source: CNS.
With its time-travelling spies and the looming threat of World War III, Tenet satisfies the genre requirements of a science fiction, espionage thriller in an outstanding way. Source: ACOFB.
Ninety per cent of elder abuse is perpetrated by family members, according to new data released by Seniors Rights Victoria and the National Ageing Research Institute. Source: ABC News.
A virtual prayer session and the symbolic act of lighting a candle are two ways Victorians are invited to come together on the final two days of winter to pray for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has written a document to help the Church in Australia better understand the practice of discernment. Source: The Record.
The Order of Malta is providing medical and psychological assistance to the people of Beirut following this month’s deadly explosion in the Lebanese capital. Source: Order of Malta Australia.
A Broken Bay parish has been closed as a precautionary measure after a parishioner who attended Mass last Sunday tested positive for COVID-19. Source: Broken Bay Diocese.
A cut to the JobSeeker payment would lead to Australians flooding charities and community groups, a new report from a peak social services agency claims. Source: The New Daily.
Catholic school graduates are the highest earners with an average annual household income of $99,722, according to a landmark study covering the past two decades. Source: The Age.
A Catholic archbishop has led Kenyan religious leaders in condemning an alleged theft of funds meant to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Crux.
Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to address the injustice of wealth inequality and its effects in the world, which he condemned as a “sickness”. Source: CNA.
COVID-19 has significantly affected the aged care sector, but what is it like for staff who are working within an aged care residence? Source: VMCH.
A Vietnamese Catholic asylum-seeker and her two-year-old daughter have been released from a Melbourne immigration detention centre. Source: SBS News.
Brisbane Archdiocese has launched a new web page for people searching for spiritual direction. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Independent and Catholic school heads expect inter-school sport will resume in New South Wales this weekend after a breakthrough marathon meeting last night with the state‘s chief health officer. Source: Daily Telegraph.
Canberra Liberals will push to protect parents and teachers from the ACT Government’s proposed ban on gay conversion therapy. Source: The Canberra Times.