Catholic-run hospitals are making a last-ditch bid to ensure $170 million worth of medical technology is paid for by private health insurers, saying they will lose up to $80 million if forced to pay for devices themselves. Source: The Australian.
Catholic priests and religious leaders at a recent debate on minority rights urged Christians in Pakistan to avoid demanding the repeal of blasphemy laws. Source: UCA News.
After 40 years and 7000 masses, John Hogan, the organist at Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral, has retired on a high note. Source: ABC News.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has urged the United States bishops to proceed with caution in their discussions about formulating a national policy on Catholics in public office who support euthanasia, abortion and “other moral evils”. Source: CNS.
A groundswell of support is growing for the Catholic founder of Virtue Ministry, Stina Constantine, who is fighting deportation after nearly 20 years living in Australia. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Parramatta Diocese has launched a new app to help Catholic women record what is going on in their relationships. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Queensland’s prominent pro-life federal politicians shared a stage at Saturday’s March for Life promising to fight for the rights of the unborn and for vulnerable mothers. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A website launched yesterday aims to deepen people’s appreciation of sacred art by featuring Australian artists and liturgical art in its various forms. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
A bill to legalise euthanasia in South Australia will be introduced in the lower house tomorrow and will likely pass in early June, thanks in part to the support of Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas. Source: The Advertiser.
Authorities have removed Bible apps from app stores in China, as well as taking down prominent Christian chat accounts. Source: The Tablet.
After renewed clashes in the streets of Jerusalem, Pope Francis yesterday urged all parties to seek a common solution and put aside violence. Source: Vatican News.
Mother of the Year Leila Abdallah says she will always pray for and support women who, like her, have lost a child. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
A bill to legalise euthanasia in South Australia will not be debated in the Parliament’s lower house this week despite Premier Steven Marshall saying it would go to a vote as soon as possible. Source: ABC News.
Pope Francis has extended the jurisdiction of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle, Melbourne, to include New Zealand and Oceania.
Pope Francis has doubled down on his push for global equity regarding COVID-19 vaccines, asking countries and companies to temporarily lift the property rights they hold to speed up distribution. Source: Crux.
Parramatta Diocese has written a new submission to the New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into a bill that would ban the discussion of gender diversity in schools. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Catholic Social Services Australia is deeply concerned that new regulations could silence charities’ advocacy on behalf of vulnerable groups for fear of having their charitable status revoked.
When global faith leaders and scientists gather in Rome later this year to set out their vision for tackling climate change, Australia’s Indigenous people will also have a voice at the table. Source: The Southern Cross.