Dale Morrow, principal of Brisbane's St Rita’s College, is to receive a Queensland Fellowship in recognition of exceptional educational leadership. Source: The Catholic Leader.
With youth groups meeting virtually during the pandemic, youth leaders and those they minister to need to make sure they are safe. And a recent training webinar hosted by Parramatta Diocese aimed to do just that. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The Australian office of Aid to the Church in Need has launched a global campaign titled Modern Martyrs Heroes of the Faith to raise funds to support persecuted Christians around the world.
Catholic Health Australia has welcomed the release of a further 6150 home care packages for older Australians and urged the federal Government to increase the pace so those needing care and support are not missing out.
Bishop Promoter for the Apostleship of the Sea Bishop Bosco Puthur has sent pastoral greetings to seafarers dealing with a pandemic that keeps them at sea for even longer periods than normal. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI has followed the funeral of his brother, Georg Ratzinger, via livestreaming. Source KNA/CNS.
Wage subsidies for workers in struggling businesses will continue to be paid by the federal Government after September, with a refreshed turnover test likely to determine which employers are eligible. Source: Herald-Sun.
Pope Francis has urged Christians to discover the face of Jesus in the migrants, refugees and the displaced who are forced to flee because of the many injustices that still afflict our world today. Source: Vatican News.
Coronavirus clusters are spreading through Victoria's aged care homes and hospitals, infecting healthcare workers, vulnerable patients and elderly residents. Source: The Age.
Thirty scholarship students will be the first to undertake the new Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) at Australian Catholic University next year under a funding partnership with the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation.
Townsville priest and theologian, Fr Ormond Rush, has won a North American Catholic media award for his book on the Second Vatican Council.
The Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone, whose music defined hundreds of films, has died in Rome, but lesser known are his production of Sacred Music and his admiration for Pope Francis. Source: Vatican News.
A former Catholic priest, accused of 139 child sexual abuse offences, has died awaiting trial, with the local bishop acknowledging this would bring "significant disappointment" for alleged victims. Source: ABC News.
Sydney Catholic Schools has submitted an application to build a new primary school to help meet the needs of young, working families in southern Sydney.
More than 1000 people watched online as British Down syndrome campaigner Heidi Crowter tied the knot in a socially distanced wedding ceremony. Source: BBC.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli has written a letter to the faithful outlining the “sobering” news that the city-wide lockdown will once again mean the closure of churches and a return to online Masses. Source: Melbourne Archdiocese
Ageing and death are difficult issues. Most of us prefer to distract ourselves from these realities. As a result, we've failed to grapple with a concrete political problem, writes Catholic Health Australia CEO Pat Garcia. Source: The Australian.
More Australians say their relationships have improved during COVID-19 than worsened, in a heartening sign that lockdown has brought many families closer. Source: SMH.