Melbourne Archdiocese has launched a new “Discipleship Internship” program for a small group of university students to grow in their faith and, in turn, encourage others to do the same. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Christians must never engage in dialogue with the devil, but instead must fight against temptations with the same spiritual weapons Jesus used in the desert, Pope Francis said on Sunday. Source: NCR Online.
Parramatta Diocese has begun its Year of St Joseph celebrations with the release of a short, animated video reflection inspired by Pope Francis’ apostolic letter, Patris Corde. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Caritas Europa and the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU (COMECE) have teamed up to call on European institutions to swiftly rollout COVID-19 vaccines and to ensure equity in accessing them. Source: Vatican News.
Three weeks after a military coup ousted Myanmar’s government, the country’s bishops have urged leaders of all parties to strive for peace and reconciliation after two people died in protests over the weekend. Source: Crux.
A principal induction program is helping Melbourne Catholic school leaders develop their leadership strengths, establish new professional networks and shape their capacity to lead with confidence. Source: The Educator Australia.
Catholic Health Australia has welcomed an independent panel’s findings that hospitals and aged care facilities should not be forced into participating in euthanasia should it become law in Tasmania.
Good Samaritan Sister Liz Wiemers has farewelled the Santa Teresa community in Central Australia after 12 years of ministry there. Source: The Good Oil.
A $50 increase to the fortnightly Jobseeker payment and Youth Allowance will do nothing to lift Australians out of poverty and will perpetuate long-term disadvantage, Catholic Social Services Australia CEO Ursula Stephens said yesterday.
Catholic Social Services Australia is part of an alliance of Christian community organisations who have committed to playing their part in Australia’s recovery from COVID-19. Source: Eternity News.
A University of Tasmania review of the state’s proposed euthanasia system has identified points that will need consideration if the scheme is passed into law. Source: The Mercury.
Marking the 90th anniversary of the apparition of Jesus to St Faustina Kowalska, Pope Francis wrote a letter to Catholics in Poland expressing his hope that Christ’s message of divine mercy would remain “alive in the hearts of the faithful”. Source: Crux.
The effects of COVID-19 mean the Holy See is facing a $76.5 million budget shortfall this year, with the economic crisis caused by the pandemic leading to a steep drop in income. Source: The Tablet.
Australian Catholics magazine has launched its media internship program for 2021, giving year 10 and 11 students across the country an exciting introduction to a career in the media. Source: Jesuit Communications.
Each week during Lent, Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion campaign highlights the story of someone who has overcome incredible odds to become a leader in their community.
Wollongong Diocese is the new producer of Mass for You at Home, beaming Mass into living rooms across the country each week from Easter Sunday.
Two new purpose-built homes designed for women with intellectual disabilities will today be officially opened in Sydney’s Ryde area by Seton Villa, a work of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul.
It might be 10,000km from the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo, but one Sydney community has a special connection to its "saint of the slums", Fr Pedro Opeka. Source: The Catholic Weekly.