Paris Archbishop Michel Aupetit will close a progressive Catholic community in the French capital because of its members’ refusal to accept recent priests that have been assigned there. Source: La Croix International.
A review of the Commonwealth Government’s cashless welfare card found the program contributes to feelings of stigma and embarrassment, while providing some reduction in alcohol use and gambling. Source: ABC News.
As the COVID-19 pandemic nears its first full year, the Vatican has reminded bishops that the guidelines it issued last year for celebrating the Holy Week and Easter liturgies remain valid. Source: CNS.
Celebrating Mass for Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis reflected on Lent as a journey of return to God and an opportunity for people to deepen their love of others. Source: Vatican News.
Former Newcastle Knights player Alex McKinnon says there are many similarities between going to church and taking part in sport. Source: Aurora.
Catholic anti-slavery organisation ACRATH is calling on Australians to name their “chocolate change” in Lent and stick to it beyond Easter.
Townsville Catholic Education has launched a new book that aims to develop the spiritual and religious knowledge of young children attending the diocese’s Catholic kindergartens.
Celebrations to mark the bicentenary of Catholic education in Australia begin today, with students from schools with links to the nation’s first Catholic school participating in a virtual national launch. Source: NCEC.
People are investing a lot of hope in a vaccine as the way out of COVID-19. Though no panacea, it is great that several vaccines have been achieved and more are on the way, writes Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Source: Courier-Mail.
Education in Sydney's eastern suburbs is about to change with the reimagining of three Catholic schools into state-of-the-art, innovative centres for contemporary learning. Source: Sydney Catholic Schools.
Euthanasia cases have risen rapidly in Belgium and the Netherlands since the practices were legalised in 2002, according to a bioethics institute. Source: CNA.
Pope Francis has approved changes to Vatican City State’s penal code and criminal justice proceedings, including the possibilities of reduced sentences, rehabilitation programs and community service sentencing. Source: Crux.
Pope Francis released a video on Monday praying for 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded by Islamic fundamentalists on a beach in Libya in 2015. Source: Crux.
Caritas Australia today launches Project Compassion, its annual Lenten appeal, calling for Australians to “Be More” in helping vulnerable communities worldwide, drawing inspiration from St Oscar Romero.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli has welcomed the arrival of the first doses of coronavirus vaccines for use in Australia. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Catholic Social Services Australia chief executive Ursula Stephens says the failure to retain the higher JobSeeker rate provided during the pandemic will create financial pressure on families that could last for generations.
The Federal Court has stopped the deportation of a Tamil family seeking asylum but they will remain in detention on Christmas Island. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Just a quarter of people receiving residential aged care in Australia feel their needs are always met, while the figure for home care is even lower. Source: 7news.com.au.