Social justice groups in Sydney have welcomed the New South Wales Government’s commitment to support multicultural communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The Holy See’s permanent representative to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called for the prevention of corruption during the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Vatican News.
The United Kingdom’s House of Lords backed new abortion regulations for Northern Ireland by an overwhelming majority after the Northern Ireland Assembly rejected the “imposition” of abortion legislation by Westminster. Source: CNA.
A bill seeking to legalise euthanasia in Tasmania “promotes hopelessness and fear”, the Australian Christian Lobby says. Source: The Examiner.
“Come back to Mass” is the message for Catholics in the ACT, with the ACT Government easing COVID-19 restrictions to allow up to 100 people to attend religious services from this weekend. Catholic Voice.
More than eight out of 10 people in the Eden-Monaro region want the Commonwealth Government to provide more funding to the aged care system, according to a new poll. Source: Catholic Health Australia.
Close to 1000 photographs taken in the Kimberley up to 70 years ago have emerged from deep in a Sisters of St John of God archive in Broome, with work well under way to identify them thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown. Source: The eRecord.
Australia’s efforts to tackle modern slavery are at risk of being thrown off course because an expert panel is dominated by business interests, according to campaigners. Source: The Guardian.
The president of the United States bishops conference said he is “deeply concerned” that by ruling federal law protects LGBT workers from discrimination, the US Supreme Court has effectively redefined the legal meaning of "sex". Source: CNS.
Refugee Week has this year been swallowed by the disruption caused by COVID-19, and by the fracturing of society in the United States, writes Fr Andy Hamilton SJ. Source: Eureka Street.
Recommendations about what an Indigenous voice to Parliament should look like will be delayed until at least November, ending almost all hope of a referendum on constitutional recognition before the next election. Source: The Australian.
The Victorian Government’s $9.8 million funding to extend emergency accommodation for people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic and plan pathways into long-term housing is a positive step, says Jesuit Social Services.
The Vatican and bishops around the world have been urging governments and scientists to support the development of vaccines that have no connection to abortion. Source: CNS.
Australian Catholic University pastoral associate Gabrielle Fernandes spends her working days giving, and giving back – a gift she received when she was a schoolgirl. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Australia has had great success in flattening the coronavirus curve but that victory has come with a devastating side effect – massive unemployment. Source: MNNews.Today.
Pope Francis expressed “great apprehension and sorrow” after eight mass graves were discovered in Libya. Source: CNA.
Fifteen organisations have received funding from Catholic Emergency Relief Australia to support communities recovering from bushfires that devastated large parts of the country last summer. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
More than 100 Catholic schools in the United States are expected to close this year, largely due to financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession. Source: Crux.