The Catholic Church’s commitment to social justice and being a “voice for the voiceless and the oppressed” were identified as strengths at an interfaith meeting in Adelaide. Source: The Southern Cross.
A Brisbane parish team spends a few hours each week fixing computers and matching them to people from poor and migrant communities who need them. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Pope Francis has announced that his prayer intention for the month of June is families, saying people should see God in their families. Source: CNA.
Pope Francis has sent a telegram to Queen Elizabeth II, offering his prayers and good wishes on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee. Source: Vatican News.
An innovative new program has been launched in Sydney Archdiocese drawing upon the rich pastoral traditions of the Church to help accompany the dying. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Religious bodies are calling for Anthony Albanese to meet his election commitment and reignite a failed push to legislate protections against faith-based discrimination. Source: The Australian.
This Reconciliation Week, marked on May 27-June 3, Caritas Australia is urging on the Albanese Government to continue to work towards closing the gap for Indigenous Australians.
Treasurer Jim Chalmers will hand down a “cost-of-living” package in his October Budget, but it is unlikely to contain measures in addition to those promised during the election campaign. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Top Gun: Maverick is a rousing sequel to the 1986 blockbuster about one of the US Navy’s elite flying squadrons and its gaggle of cocky fighter pilots. Source: CNS.
The rich cultural and historical contribution of Melbourne’s first Catholic archbishop, James Goold, lives on as valuable artworks imported by the Augustinian missionary continue to be discovered across Australia. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
A Vatican-approved Chinese bishop remains in detention more than one year after his arrest for allegedly violating the communist country’s repressive regulations on religious affairs. Source: UCA News.
Australia’s Ukrainian Catholic Bishop Mykola Bychok CSsR says he often “can’t sleep” because of worry for his family and friends in the war-torn country. Source: Crux.
Saying his heart was broken at the news of at least 19 children and two adults being shot and killed at a Texas primary school, Pope Francis said it was time to say “Enough!” and enact stricter laws on gun sales. Source: CNS
The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum says voters sent a clear message on election day that they want refugees and asylum-seekers “treated with more humanity, compassion and respect”.
A safeguarding audit report of the Carmelite Fathers Australia and Timor-Leste published today by Australian Catholic Safeguarding Ltd has found a strong commitment to child safety across the religious institute’s operations.
Ethiopian Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel CM says his trip to Australia allows him to thank individuals and organisations supporting projects helping transform the lives of people in the east African nation. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Pope Francis yesterday called for the creation of a “new kind” of economy based on Christian values and community, not communism or the Enlightenment. Source: CNA.
A national survey of young people taken during last year’s pandemic-induced lockdowns has found more than 70 per cent of students whose studies were disrupted faced high psychological distress. Source: ABC News.