The Nationals have vowed to vigorously oppose a push by upper house MP Fiona Patten to remove the Lord’s Prayer from the Victorian Parliament. Source: Riverine Herald.
The official image for next year’s World Meeting of Families has been unveiled and is dedicated to the Wedding at Cana. Source: Vatican News.
Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been criminally charged with sexual assault of a teenage boy, a crime alleged to have occurred in the 1970s. Source: CNA.
Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) is imploring people to listen to the stories and voices of trafficked people to gain an understanding of what can be done to combat the injustice.
The Toll, an action thriller with comic touches set in Wales, is about a lone tollbooth operator with a shady past. Source: Jesuit Media.
Centacare Evolve Housing (CEH) and the Midlands Anglican Parish have joined forces to provide much-needed affordable housing in Tasmania. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
More than 600 responses have been provided as part of the consultation phase of the Adelaide Diocesan Assembly since a video message was shown at every parish and community in the diocese last month. Source: The Southern Cross.
A terminally ill person has become the first to make use of Western Australia’s euthanasia laws, Premier Mark McGowan announced yesterday. Source: The Australian.
More than 500 New South Wales schools will begin their Catholic Secondary School Association HSC trials on August 18, two days after year 12 students will be allowed to return to campus. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Locked-down Sydneysiders will receive an additional $150 a week if they have lost more than 20 hours of work, or an extra $75 if they have lost fewer than 20 hours, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. Source: ABC News.
A Vatican spokesman confirmed yesterday that the fifth bishop to be appointed under the 2018 Vatican-China deal has been ordained. Source: CNA.
French Xavierian Sister Nathalie Becquart, recently appointed by Pope Francis as under-secretary to the Vatican Synod of Bishops, will address an Australian Cardijn Institute webinar on the theme “Lay People and Synodality” next month.
Australian bishops have urged federal politicians to scrap plans to allow mitochondrial donation, citing safety and ethical concerns and a lack of evidence the technique is effective. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Queensland’s 309 Catholic schools are remembering the past and looking to the future as they celebrate Catholic Education Week with the theme “A Spirited Tomorrow”. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Danny Casey has been appointed as the new chair of Catholic Super, flagging a stronger stance on ethical and environmental investments.
Maronite Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay criticised last weekend’s anti-lockdown protests in Sydney as unacceptable and “not a solution” to the problems faced under the current outbreak. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Hidilyn Diaz became the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal winner, set an Olympic record and thanked her friends who prayed the Miraculous Medal novena. Source: CNS.
Two former state Labor ministers have quit the ALP and are restarting the Family First Party in South Australia, saying the major parties no longer support religious freedom or give Christians a voice on social policy. Source: The Australian.