The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has opened applications for the second round of its Community Bushfire Grants Program, made possible by donations to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.
Pope Francis expressed his sorrow after the murder of an Italian priest who was remembered for his care and concern for migrants and refugees. Source: Crux.
Thousands of international students say they are unable to pay for food or rent after losing their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, and many fear they will soon run out of money. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta will next month publicly release an updated version of its draft religious education curriculum for the diocese’s Catholic schools. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Catholic Health Australia rejects the proposed euthanasia legislation and says its members remain more committed than ever to delivering compassionate end-of-life care to Tasmanians.
The call for reform of diocesan and parish governance at the first session of the Maitland-Newcastle Diocesan Synod will strongly influence planning for future sessions. Source: MNnews.Today.
Hundreds of people will be able to attend the ordination of four priests at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday, after New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard granted a COVID-19 exemption. Source: The Daily Telegraph.
People must change their relationship with nature and view it not as an “object for unscrupulous use and abuse” but as a gift they are charged by God to care for and protect, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli has written to clergy and faithful in the Melbourne Archdiocese, acknowledging the many challenges facing the Catholic community during Victoria’s extended COVID-19 lockdown. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
If you told Brisbane-based Augustinian Father Francis Belcina two years ago that his hair would be worth more than $4000 in 2020, he would have fallen off his chair. Source: The Catholic Leader.
With so much conflict, the world needs people who are specially prepared to bring Gospel values to social, political and economic situations, Pope Francis writes in the preface to a new book. Source: NCR Online.
The debate on voluntary euthanasia in Tasmania began in the Legislative Council yesterday and continued late into the night. Source: The Examiner.
A new Jesuit Social Services report shows that parents, partners, children and siblings are struggling in silence against a mental health system that they feel leaves them unsupported and uninformed to care for loved ones at risk of suicide.
As Papua New Guinea marks Independence Day today, the bishops of PNG and Solomon Islands have called for those in authority to address challenges people still face 45 years after independence. Source: Vatican News.
Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo has launched a new framework for the diocese that outlines its commitment to the human and spiritual rights of children.
Australia Post will release a commemorative envelope later this month celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Church’s ministry to seafarers through the Apostleship of the Sea. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
As the expiration of a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops signed between the Vatican and China approaches, the Vatican secretary of state said he hopes it will be extended. Source: CNS.
The family home should be included in any means test to determine how much an individual contributes to the cost of their residential aged care, federal Treasury says. Source: The Australian.