Victorian Catholic Health Australia member organisations have affirmed they will not provide euthanasia services when the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act comes into effect in the state next week.
Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for June, which is that priests may commit themselves to “solidarity with those who are most poor”. Source: Vatican News.
Debate over the role lay people could have in the oversight of bishops dominated day one of a United States bishops’ meeting on accountability yesterday. Source: Crux.
The Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta has forbidden the use of the traditional Latin Mass for all liturgical celebrations within the order. Source: The Tablet.
Queen’s Birthday honours have been bestowed upon several leading Catholic lay and religious leaders, recognising their decades of work as servants of the Church in Australia. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Almost one quarter of Catholic schools in Sydney’s west are switching to solar power and energy efficient lighting, under a program tipped to save the schools up to $1 million a year. Source: Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.
Salesian priest and former ISIS captive Fr Tom Uzhunnalil shared his powerful testimony of survival this week during a visit to Melbourne. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Catholic leaders in south-east Queensland have celebrated a decade-long reaffirmation of a “covenant of understanding” with the local Anglican church. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A student’s cultural background has been found to have a significant impact on their academic results, sparking calls for an overhaul in the way educational advantage in school communities is measured. Source: The Australian.
The Plenary Council 2020 has moved into its next phase with the release of the National Themes for Discernment on Pentecost Sunday. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
By virtue of their Baptism, all Catholics are called to be missionaries, sharing the good news of salvation in Jesus by their actions and their words, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Crux.
Catholic schools must help parents teach young people that biological sex and gender are naturally fixed at birth and part of God’s plan for creation, said the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education. Source: CNS.
CatholicCare is set to become the provider of choice in Out of School Hours Care (OOSH) for Catholic schools in the Wollongong Diocese, supporting families in their daily lives.
Pope Francis said he “thinks constantly of Iraq” and wishes to travel there in the coming year. Source: Vatican News.
Construction of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia may have started 137 years ago, but the emblematic basilica only got a building permit on Friday. Source: SBS News.
A St Mary’s Cathedral parishioner has created a Lego model of the Perth cathedral, using more than 8800 pieces of the plastic construction toy bricks. Source: The eRecord.
When violent patients high on the drug ice see Sr Jacinta Fong at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, they often visibly relax. Source: ABC News.
A report on religious education in Catholic schools has confirmed the need for it to remain grounded in the tradition of the Catholic Church while being responsive and relevant for all students. Source: ACU.