Models of Church leadership from around the world will be explored in an upcoming webinar hosted by the Pastoral Ministry Network and the Mission Planners Network of Oceania. Source: Parramatta Diocese.
Welfare recipients on the cashless debit card say they feel a sense of “hopelessness” after the Morrison Government announced plans to make the scheme permanent across four trial sites. Source: The Guardian.
Abortion would be decriminalised in South Australia under legislation introduced to the state’s Parliament yesterday. Source: The Advertiser.
As leaders from 10 religious traditions gathered at an interfaith forum hosted in Saudi Arabia, Pope Francis’ latest document on human fraternity had a central place in the discussions. Source: Crux.
Mater Group, Queensland’s biggest private hospital operator, will deny access to elective euthanasia and won’t refer-on patients seeking to end their lives if the right to die is legislated by the next state Parliament. Source: The Australian.
Catholic Religious Australia is calling for the reform of Victoria’s youth sentencing laws, supporting recommendations that children be rehabilitated in the community and not in custody.
Armidale Diocese’s Plenary Council delegates were commissioned at a Mass at Saints Mary and Joseph Cathedral in Armidale on Sunday.
Pope Francis has called for the laity to “take a step forward” in carrying out the Church’s mission of evangelisation in the preface to a book written by an Italian bishop. Source: CNA.
A special court in Mumbai has placed a Jesuit priest in judicial custody on charges of having links with a banned terror group. Source: CNS.
The grim reality for jobseekers has been exposed in new research that lays out Australia's unemployment epidemic. Source: ABC News.
The conflict in the Caucasus is affecting many Christians and the Australasian-Middle East Christian Apostolic Churches Conference has called for an end to violence. Source: Catholic Outlook.
In the run-up to next year’s 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, Pope Francis said he hoped people would read the Italian poet’s work, especially the Divine Comedy, which still resonates today. Source: Crux.
More than a million Australians have sought mental health treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows. Source: The Australian.
The St Columbans Mission Society magazine The Far East is this week celebrating 100 years of publication. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The Vatican will use a building in Rome offered to it by a religious order to house refugees, the Office of Papal Charities announced yesterday. Source: CNA.
Health savings accounts could fix intergenerational burdens in aged care, superannuation and medical insurance cover, writes Pat Garcia. Source: Australian Financial Review.
The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria has welcomed additional funding to employ tutors to support students to get back up to speed with learning, as announced by the Victorian Government yesterday.
As the country marks National Carers Week, parishes and other Catholic communities are being encouraged to acknowlege and celebrate the role of those who provide unpaid support to people in need. Source: ACBC Media Blog.