Many students with disability have not received adequate educational support during the pandemic, new research shows. Source: Pro Bono News.
The acquittal of two right-to-die activists who aided in the suicide of a person suffering from multiple sclerosis may force the Italian Government to legalise assisted suicide. Source: Crux.
The Vatican instruction on the reform of Catholic parishes continues to stir debate in Germany, where some bishops say the current parish model with a priest in charge is no longer sustainable because of a lack of vocations. Source: CNS.
Key topics in the history of the Catholic community in Australia can now be explored on the Australian Catholic Historical Society’s upgraded website.
In its first annual report, released today, the Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network has found the risk of modern slavery has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Sydney Archdiocese.
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop will become the Catenian Association’s patron saint for Australia, the fraternity’s national council and the Sisters of St Joseph announced.
The group that advises the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference on liturgical music has urged parishes and dioceses to review local health and government advice when deciding on the return of choirs. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
After more than 60 years as a boys’ school, Adelaide's St Paul’s College in Gilles Plains will become coeducational from 2022. Source: The Advertiser.
The Australian Medical Association is calling for every nursing home in Victoria to undergo an urgent risk assessment to measure its vulnerability to “disastrous” coronavirus outbreaks. Source: The Age.
The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has launched a new campaign urging young people to “send a hug” to seniors isolated by the coronavirus pandemic. Source: CNA.
Children as young as 10 will continue to be able to be arrested, charged and detained for at least another year as the nation’s top law officials put off a decision on raising the age of criminal responsibility. Source: SBS News.
A Vatican official has told an international forum that protection of rights and human dignity is not exclusive to the wealthy but also to the most vulnerable, especially victims of human trafficking. Source: CNS.
Three religious congregations in the United States are in mourning following the deaths of 26 sisters from COVID-19. Source: Crux.
A new Vatican document on the renewal of parish life comes at a time when parish communities have been changed in ways recently unimaginable, according to a key diocesan leader in regional Victoria. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
As debate rages about the cost of tertiary study, religion and theology degrees give the community a high rate of return for their cost of provision, writes Paul Oslington. Source: The Australian.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge suggests St Paul, “among the most influential figures in the whole of human history”, offers important lessons as the community “grapples with the great questions” of this time. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Bishop Tim Harris yesterday awarded 12 Catholic secondary students from the Townsville Diocese an award for service to their faith. Source: Townsville Catholic Education Office.
More than 2000 homeless Victorians who have been put up in hotels during the pandemic will get to stay until at least April next year while they are helped to find long-term housing. Source: The Age.