Australia and Indonesia have been urged to lead a push to avoid a humanitarian crisis after almost 100 Rohingya refugees were rescued when their boat broke down. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Claims that business owners are struggling to recruit staff because of a lack of applications are based on a handful of responses from among 2324 surveyed employers. Source: The Guardian.
Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break down barriers that prevent dialogue and honest communication between people and communities, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
The National Catholic Education Commission says the Church’s decision to create a single national child safety office will help provide streamlined support to Catholic schools. Source: The Australian.
The Order Servants of Mary, known as the Servite Order, has joined the National Redress Scheme and created its own reparation scheme as an additional response for sexual abuse survivors.
Two students from the same Brisbane Catholic school were named finalists in the Queensland Day state honours last month. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The Santa Teresa Mission in the Northern Territory usually welcomes people from around the world to share its unique culture, language and art, writes Sr Liz Wiemers SGS. Source: Global Sisters Report.
Pope Francis has appointed a commissioner to investigate the body that manages St Peter’s Basilica. Source: The Tablet.
Church leaders in Latin America have announced the creation of the Ecclesial Conference of the Amazon Region. Source: Crux.
With many local events not able to be held on July 5 to mark Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday, a national Mass will be livestreamed from St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Adelaide to celebrate the occasion. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Centacare Brisbane is pioneering a support group aimed at changing hoarding behaviour disorders. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge says a new national office for safeguarding will streamline and coordinate the Church’s work to protect children and vulnerable adults. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The United States Supreme Court decision to overturn a Louisiana law holding abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centres “continues a cruel precedent”, the chair of the US bishops’ pro-life committee said yesterday. Source: CNA.
Housing stress, particularly among younger Australians, and job losses among workers aged 51 to 65 show the COVID-19 recession is causing insecurity at both ends of the life cycle, according to two new reports. Source: The Guardian.
On the feast of Saints Peter and Paul yesterday, Pope Francis stressed the importance of unity in the Church, urging Catholics to spend less time complaining and more time in prayer. Source: Crux.
It has been almost three months since Tropical Cyclone Harold struck Vanuatu, destroying 90 per cent of buildings in the worst-hit areas and affecting more than 160,000 people. Source: Australian Marist Solidarity.
Perth Archdiocese’s Communications Office has launched a new podcast that offers insightful and faith-formative content. Source: The Record.
All 57 Catholic religious institutes named in the child abuse royal commission data survey have either been declared or have committed in writing to join the National Redress Scheme. Source: Catholic Religious Australia.