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.
Reports the JobSeeker unemployment payment will rise by $75 a week after September are “factually incorrect”, Social Services Minister Anne Ruston says. Source: ABC News.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has threatened the charity status and government funding of organisations that refuse to sign up to the child sexual abuse redress scheme by tomorrow’s deadline. Source: The Age.
As the United Nations warns that Syrian communities are facing an unprecedented hunger crisis, Pope Francis has urged nations to fund programs to help support people suffering in the Middle East. Source: Vatican News.
Brisbane’s Stella Maris seafarers mission has provided prayers and pastoral support for a grieving ship’s crew after their captain died suddenly at sea. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A child’s Baptism is usually undertaken at the direction of their parents, but six primary school children in the Blue Mountains made their own decision to be baptised. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr Greg Bennet, a priest of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, the 10th Bishop of Sale. Source: ACBC.
In the wake of a gene-editing experiment gone wrong, the president of a US Catholic bioethics centre said the Church must stand firm against the unborn being “sacrificed on the altar of scientific research”. Source: CNA.
While COVID-19 saw the postponement of the inaugural Australian Catholic Bishops Conference National Catholic Men’s Gathering, some aspects of the event will proceed online in August. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The 132-year-old Marist Brothers boys’ high school in North Sydney is preparing to welcome the first female students into year 7 next year. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.