Australians should heap pressure on the Morrison Government and not Labor if they want a review of how much welfare job-seekers receive, says shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers. Source: News.com.au.
The Australian bishops have commenced a series of meetings with departments of the Holy See by visiting the influential congregations for Bishops and for the Doctrine of the Faith. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
While much of the Church’s focus has been on clerical sexual abuse and the accountability of bishops, the Vatican is making child protection a priority for new movements and lay associations. Source: Crux.
The Holy See says countries can help counter terrorism against religions by becoming more tolerant and inclusive. Source: Vatican News.
At the conclusion of the International Youth Forum on Saturday, Pope Francis announced the theme of World Youth Day 2022 to be held in Portugal: “Mary arose and went with haste.” Source: CNA.
Two young Lasallian volunteers from Australia have found they can have fun in New Zealand while growing in maturity and faith. Source: NZ Catholic.
Australian Catholic educational leaders in Peru for a leadership symposium have met Fr Gustavo Gutierrez, champion of the poor and the “father of liberation theology”. Source: Edmund Rice Education Australia.
Faith leaders gathered in Sydney yesterday to call on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to show ‘moral leadership’ on climate change. Source: SBS News.
A theology lecturer from BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education won two awards at the Catholic Press Association of US and Canada Book Awards in Florida on the weekend.
Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to the Australian Catholic bishops and encouraged them to explore new ways of being missionary in Australia at this time. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Catholic parishes should make halls and other buildings available to people who are sleeping rough, a homelessness forum has suggested. Source: Mornington Peninsula News.
A controversial UK court decision to force a disabled woman to have an abortion has been overturned on appeal. Source: Catholic Herald.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has rebuked Filipino Catholics who he said attend church services but do not live out its teachings. Source: ucanews.com.
The work of seafarers and Catholics who provide spiritual, social and material support for them will be celebrated throughout the Church in Australia on July 14. Source: ACBC.
A New South Wales retreat centre has received a new lease of life with Youth Mission Team set to take over management from the Discalced Carmelite Friars next year.
This year marks some significant milestones for artist and iconographer Michael Galovic – 30 years in Australia, 50 years as an iconographer and his 70th birthday in November. Source: The Record.
Catholic secondary school teachers in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese are going beyond their scope of classroom work to engage with newly-arrived refugee families. Source: MNnews.Today.
The Vatican cancelled a friendly soccer match between its new women’s team and a club in Vienna, after a number of Austrian players protested against the Church’s stance on abortion. Source: CNN.