Catholic peace activists have condemned the UK Government’s decision to resume selling arms to Saudi Arabia, warning of the “unspeakable consequences” for those against whom the weapons may be used. Source: The Tablet.
The Pontifical Academy for Life has released a document that expresses concern that the coronavirus pandemic is aggravating global inequalities. Source: CNA.
The Vatican distanced itself again from any involvement in the Spanish Government’s decision to exhume the remains of the country’s late dictator, General Francisco Franco. Source: CNS.
Brisbane Archdiocese’s evangelisation director believes a new instruction from the Vatican for the renewal of parishes will help the Church to “look, feel and sound more like Jesus”. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Bishop Mark Edwards OMI said being installed as the new bishop of Wagga Wagga Diocese yesterday was a “call from God through the Church”.
While Melbourne is in lockdown, MacKillop Family Services is throwing open its virtual doors this weekend as part of the Open House Melbourne digital program. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The St Vincent de Paul Society’s National Council has questioned the different timeframes for the extension of the JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments announced this week.
One in six charities is at risk of needing a handout to stay afloat due to the coronavirus pandemic, putting jobs at risk unless the Commonwealth Government provides more help, a new report warns. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
One of Victoria's oldest schools, Xavier College, will close one of its three campuses to boost cash and in the face of declining enrolments. Source: The Age.
More than a quarter of Australian households suffer from energy poverty, risking their health and comfort during winter to avoid “billing anxiety”. Source: The Age.
More than 100,000 older Australians are waiting for at-home care packages they have already been approved for, with aged care groups warning the stagnating waiting list could prematurely force some into residential facilities. Source: The Guardian.
A bishop in the Philippines has defended a recent pastoral letter issued by the nation's bishops conference criticising the Duterte Government's new anti-terrorism law. Source: Crux.
Grants of up to $20,000 are now available to not-for-profit organisations throughout rural, regional and remote Australia to support projects that improve and strengthen the mental health of their communities. Source: CCI Giving.
Catholic Mission’s annual Socktober program, which encourages students to learn about mission and social justice through soccer, was launched in South Brisbane yesterday.
A Catholic secondary college in outer Melbourne has made Wednesdays a work from home day for year 11 and 12 students. Source: Herald Sun.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is under renewed pressure to permanently increase the rate of JobSeeker as he promises recipients they will receive a more generous amount than the $550 Newstart allowance into 2021. Source: The Australian.
After years of waiting, the Wagga Wagga Diocese will have a new bishop when Bishop Mark Edwards OMI is installed today. Source: The Daily Advertiser.
Pope Francis made a surprise visit yesterday to a sports camp for the children of Vatican employees. Source: CNA.