A Queensland teenager’s compassion has inspired others to work for the freedom of two asylum-seekers held in detention for 17 years. Source: The Catholic Leader.
While most Queensland students returned to the classroom this week after more than a month of learning from home, students at a remote Catholic boarding school remain in limbo. Source: ABC News.
The “extremely high death rate” in UK care homes for the elderly will go down as the greatest national failure of the coronavirus crisis, says a Catholic bioethics institute. Source: Crux.
Catholic Health Australia has welcomed the release of a key report calling for an overhaul of palliative care services in Australia.
Armidale Bishop Michael Kennedy is hopeful churches in his diocese will soon be able to admit at least as many patrons as pubs and clubs as COVID-19 restrictions ease in New South Wales. Source: Armidale Express.
Pope Francis last night appointed Melbourne Auxiliary Bishop Mark Edwards OMI the sixth Bishop of Wagga Wagga. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Growing our economy with a job creation agenda at its centre is both decent and politically expedient, writes Catholic Social Services Australia’s Joe Zabar. Source: Pro Bono News.
Pope Francis will lead the major shrines around the world in praying the Rosary to implore Mary’s intercession and protection amid the coronavirus pandemic. Source: CNS.
With most Australian Catholic University students and staff working off-campus, the Melbourne campus ministry team is offering pastoral care and spiritual wellbeing online.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said it was Mary who understood the “suffering of her children like no one else can” as he celebrated the entrustment of Australia to the care of Our Lady Help of Christians. Source: The Catholic Leader.
As South Africa prepares for the COVID-19 pandemic to worsen in the country, Church leaders are warning that the country must work to become more economically inclusive once the crisis is over. Source: Crux.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has welcomed Michael Willett as its first chief operating officer, a role established as part of the restructure of the organisation implemented in January. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
To mark National Sorry Day today, Caritas Australia is acknowledging the work of one of its partners, the Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation, which provides Indigenous families in Western Sydney support and connections to services.
Pope Francis yesterday remembered St John Paul II’s encyclical on ecumenism, Ut Unum Sint, on the 25th anniversary of its publication. Source: CNA.
We mark this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in circumstances that we have never experienced before, writes Fr Gerard Kelly. Source: MNNews.Today.
Adelaide’s new Archbishop Patrick O’Regan was installed in a near-empty cathedral yesterday but the occasion was full of beauty, grace and emotion as the archbishop committed himself to his new flock. Source: The Southern Cross.
A new report on palliative care has revealed more than $450 million could be saved by boosting funding for at-home end-of-life services and implementing a national strategy. Source: The Australian.
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has warned of the danger social media poses to the younger generation as it is fed by a toxic cocktail of “hatred, abusive behaviour and negativity.” Source: UCA News.