A Catholic school in Melbourne’s southeast has closed soon after reopening due to a student testing positive to coronavirus. Source: 9news.com.au.
Religious sisters have launched a global movement to overhaul the way religious orders practise their “charism of care” for orphaned or abandoned children. Source: Crux.
Pope Francis welcomed Cardinal George Pell to the Vatican for a private audience in the Apostolic Palace yesterday. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked Australians for praying for him and his family in an address to the National Prayer Breakfast streamed from Parliament House yesterday. Source: Eternity News.
The Sisters of Saint Joseph will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of St Mary MacKillop this weekend with commemorative prayers, videos and a global vigil in her honour.
A Queensland-based bioethicist says one idea that stands out in a new Vatican document on end-of-life care and euthanasia is the idea of “remaining” with those who are dying. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A Sri Lankan Catholic who had been assessed as a refugee but was still held in immigration detention for 11 years has been granted release. Source: Catholic Outlook.
More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Victorian Government to amend its Roadmap for Reopening so that places of worship are treated equitably and be placed on an equal footing with restaurants. Source: ABC News.
Four members of the Swiss Guard have tested positive for coronavirus, the Vatican confirmed yesterday. Source: CNA.
The Vatican has unveiled changes to a landmark law on transparency, supervision and financial intelligence, saying the move would strengthen oversight of financial flows. Source: CNA.
Schools in Victoria have been advised to prioritise students’ mental health and wellbeing and pare back the curriculum to key literacy and numeracy skills when they welcome students back to classrooms this week. Source: The Australian.
Demand for food relief has risen by 47 per cent on average during COVID-19, Australian charities say, with growing numbers of international students and casual workers asking for help. Source: The Guardian.
An Italian teenager beatified yesterday showed heaven was an “attainable goal”, according to the cardinal who read the papal letter proclaiming him “blessed”. Source: The Tablet.
Queensland’s Catholic education sector has welcomed an election commitment by the state’s Labor Party to provide additional funds for school capital projects, including new schools. Source: Queensland Catholic Education Commission.
A stand-alone mental health facility that will include Western Australia’s first specialist service for young people will be built on the St John of God Murdoch Hospital campus. Source: The eRecord.
In his prayer intention for October, Pope Francis asks everyone to pray that women be given greater leadership roles in the Church. Source: Vatican News.
The predominant global economic system is “unsustainable”, particularly in its impact on the environment, Pope Francis said at the weekend. Source: CNS.
At the beginning of Anti-Poverty Week, the St Vincent de Paul Society yesterday repeated calls for the Morrison Government to urgently address the chronic shortage of affordable, secure housing in Australia for low-income earners.