The permanent diaconate and women’s diaconal ministry will be explored in a webinar to be held on September 3. Source: Catholic Outlook.
A new United Nations report on modern slavery provides further documentation of China’s mistreatment of the Uyghur ethnic group, a Muslim minority that according to some human rights groups is suffering genocide. Source: CNS.
A preliminary Vatican investigation into allegations against Cardinal Marc Ouellet concluded there was not sufficient evidence to warrant formal proceedings against the cardinal for sexual assault, a Vatican spokesman said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Australian adults have voiced strong support for abortion, well above the global average, according to a new Ipsos global survey. Source: Herald Sun.
The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office has compiled a suite of resources to support the commemoration of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees on September 25. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has issued a pastoral letter to Perth Catholics, emphasising the importance of the Eucharist and re-instituting the Sunday obligation to attend Mass from September 4. Source: The eRecord.
In The Outfit, a tailor must outwit a dangerous group of mobsters in order to survive a fateful night. Source: Jesuit Media.
Pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need has sent more than $7 million in emergency aid and other support to Ukraine since the country was invaded by Russia in February.
An Indigenous Voice to Parliament is an outstretched hand of friendship from First Nations people to the rest of Australia, Anthony Albanese said yesterday. Source: SBS News.
A refugee locked up in two Melbourne hotels for more than 14 months has taken his case to the Federal Court, alleging the Commonwealth detained him unlawfully and seeking unspecified damages for his treatment. Source: The Age.
Concerns about how power is exercised in the Church as well as “the devastating impact of clerical sexual abuse on survivors and within the wider Church” have been acknowledged by the Catholic bishops of England and Wales. Source: The Tablet.
The Archbishop of Mandalay has called for human dignity and property to be respected following attacks on civilians in several villages by Myanmar’s military junta. Source: CNS.
Financial abuse of older Australians by family members or partners is bundled up with other forms of family violence, leaving some unable to recognise it and creating barriers against support, a new report says. Source: Yahoo News.
A Vatican policy published yesterday says the Holy See’s financial investments must not contradict Catholic teaching and should avoid certain industries. Source: CNA.
Pumpkins were a symbol of support when at-risk youth volunteered at a CatholicCare Community Kitchen in Taree, New South Wales. Source: MNnews.Today.
Incoming St Vincent de Paul Society Tasmania chief executive Heather Kent knows where she wants to get started – right in the midst of her community. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Victorian students over the age of eight are being asked to return to wearing masks in class as the number of new daily COVID-19 cases across Victoria continues to hover around 10,000. Source: ABC News.
A regional Queensland state Labor MP is urging the Albanese Government to revive its abortion policy, which would make termination services widely available in Australia’s public hospitals. Source: The Australian.