A senior cardinal in Sweden has condemned his country’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic and the risk it poses to the vulnerable. Source: The Tablet.
Church leaders must put prayer before all other things, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass yesterday. Source: CNA.
The Catholic bishops of Australia have elected Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge to a second two-year term as president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
School principals are being exposed to record levels of violence and face burnout, according to new research by Australian Catholic University and Deakin University. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Labor says the Morrison Government may need to extend the JobSeeker and JobKeeper welfare measures beyond the legislated six-month time frame. Source: SBS News.
A freight train that ran over 20 migrant labourers who were sleeping on a track in central India, killing 16, shows the desperate situation and misery of millions in the country, say Church officials. Source: UCA News.
The Church in South Australia has welcomed the announcement by Premier Steven Marshall that churches may reopen for private prayer and that funeral attendance can be increased. Source: The Southern Cross.
In a joint service marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, Christian churches in Germany issued a call for a commitment to work for peace. Source: CNS.
The findings of a report into the Morrison Government’s cashless debit card have added weight to claims the card is causing welfare recipients significant stigma and stress. Source: The Guardian.
Australian Catholic University’s Brisbane campus will offer an undergraduate law degree for the first time next year in a bid to rival “more established" tertiary institutions. Source: The Courier-Mail.
Christians must not confuse their sense of belonging to God's people with an “elitist” attitude that views others as inferior to them, Pope Francis said. Source: Crux.
Catholic schools in the ACT are preparing students to return to school from Monday, May 18, based on the advice of government and health authorities. Source: Catholic Education Canberra-Goulburn.
Cardinal George Pell says he is “surprised” by some of the “views … about his actions” after being criticised by the child sexual abuse royal commission. Source: The Australian.
Virtues for the Times, a new podcast from the University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Ethics and Society, aims to demonstrate that social distancing does not have to mean social disconnection.
Pixar’s latest film, Onward, is the story of two elf brothers who practise a spell they think will bring their dead father back to life. Source: ACOFB.
A mother’s deep love for her child builds the faith that the child has in themselves and this provides a foundation for faith in God, writes Maitland-Newcastle Diocese’s Mary-Anne DeLuca. Source: MNNews.Today.
The sainthood causes of St John Paul II’s parents, Karol and Emilia Wojtyła, were formally opened in Poland yesterday. Source: CNA.
Suicide rates in Australia are forecast to rise by up to 50 per cent due to the economic and social impacts of the coronavirus and tipped to outstrip deaths from the pandemic by up to 10 times. Source: The Australian.