ACRATH – Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans – is encouraging all Australians to join the United Nations’ “16 Days of Activism” against gender-based violence, which starts today.
China criticised Pope Francis yesterday over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uighur Muslim minority group. Source: Crux.
Hundreds of thousands of renters could face eviction when moratoriums end around Australia, an advocacy group’s new report says. Source: The Guardian.
Sydney Archdiocese has launched a new website and social media platforms aimed at promoting the pathway to sainthood for Eileen O’Connor, the co-founder of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor.
Chris Ellison has been reappointed chancellor of The University of Notre Dame Australia for a second term, with his new three-year tenure commencing in January 2021.
The Church in Mexico has cancelled what is considered the world’s largest Catholic pilgrimage, for the Virgin of Guadalupe, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: The Age.
Edmund Rice Camps Queensland emerged from a COVID-enforced six-month break with a special treat for six families that achieved “amazing outcomes”. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A mobile medical and food program and the education of high school children in Timor-Leste will receive a substantial financial boost thanks to a new project officially launched in Adelaide last month. Source: The Southern Cross.
Jesuit Social Services says the Victorian Government’s 2020/21 Budget provides unprecedented funding to vital social services and supports to help Victorians navigate the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
Pope Francis has strongly defended his record on naming women to positions of authority at the Vatican, saying in a new book that women do not need to be priests to serve as leaders in the global Church. Source: NCR Online.
Catholic Social Services Australia is among a coalition of more than 200 groups and individuals to sign an open letter calling on parliamentarians to block proposed changes to the responsible lending laws. Source: Australian Financial Review.
A delegation from the US National Basketball Players Association, the union representing NBA players, met Pope Francis yesterday to discuss their work in promoting social justice. Source: Crux.
A student event at the University of Sydney turned ugly after protestors attacked a pro-life stall, verbally abusing and physically threatening its organisers. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
There is a strong case that a well-preserved first-century house excavated at Nazareth was the childhood home of Jesus, a British archaeologist has claimed. Source: The Times.
Melbourne Archdiocese is encouraging families to encounter Jesus through the Sunday Gospels in its new weekly video series, Ready, Set, Pray! Children’s Liturgy of the Word @ Home. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Claire Victory, national president of the St Vincent de Paul Society, is asking people in a position to do so to dig a bit deeper this year as Vinnies launches its Christmas Appeal after a very tough year.
Australian Catholic University’s Institute of Child Protection Studies is part of a new Global Safeguarding Alliance that will promote safeguarding and the prevention of abuse of children, adolescents and other vulnerable people.
Two of Melbourne’s oldest single-sex Catholic schools will merge into one co-educational school next year, although boys will outnumber girls by about five to one. Source: The Age.