Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his Government is “still considering” potential changes to JobSeeker, with Treasury providing advice on a “range of options” on the welfare payment. Source: The Guardian.
Bishops of England and Wales have welcomed a new National Health Service campaign aimed at encouraging people to talk to their families and loved ones about their organ donation decisions. Source: Vatican News.
A French sister who could be the first woman to cast a vote in the Synod of Bishops says her appointment as an undersecretary is evidence the “clericalist mindset is changing”. Source: Crux.
Pope Francis has voiced his prayers for the victims of a glacier-caused flash flood in India’s northern Uttarakhand state, as rescuers seek to save workers trapped in underground tunnels. Source: CNA.
In his encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis spent time drawing on the parable of the Good Samaritan. He suggested its regular retelling is a function of its simplicity and its universality, writes Julian Butler SJ. Source: Eureka Street.
An Archdiocese of Perth retreat centre escaped major damage during last week’s bushfires in Wooroloo, thanks to the quick thinking efforts of the fire crews. Source: The Record.
The Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Saint Michael the Archangel is this year celebrating its 130th year of ecclesiastic existence in Australia. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Based on a true story, Penguin Bloom is a story about family, joy, tragedy, hope and a wounded magpie named Penguin. Source: Jesuit Media.
Thousands of people working on the seas have received care packages in recent weeks following the allocation of Stella Maris Australia funding to port chaplaincies across the country just before Christmas. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
A “remarkable” number of homeless people were placed in emergency accommodation at the height of the pandemic but only a third of rough sleepers were later moved into long-term housing, a new report finds. Source: The Guardian.
The Catholic bishops of Japan and Korea have criticised the Japanese Government’s plans to release into the sea millions of litres of radioactive water from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. Source: CNA.
Prayer makes every day better, even the most difficult days, and is a reminder that God is near, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
With its bright green walls and yellow sunflowers, the Wolf Den in the Adelaide suburb of Norwood is home to a group of young Catholics committed to their faith formation. Source: The Southern Cross.
Some of Australia’s leading media companies have apologised after pleading guilty to contempt of court over the way they first reported Cardinal George Pell’s conviction on child sexual abuse charges. Source: The Age.
The largest mental health study undertaken in Australia will measure how the pandemic and bushfires affected people and provide a new baseline for government mental health policies. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Two Catholic schools in Melbourne’s northwest were closed yesterday as a “precautionary measure” after a number of COVID cases emerged at a hotel quarantine hotel. Source: 7news.com.au
Whether it was the power of her prayers or her T-cells that did it, 117-year-old French nun Sr André has survived COVID-19. Source: ABC News.
Catholics engaged in the fight against modern slavery joined members of western Sydney’s South Sudanese community for a special Mass to honour St Josephine Bakhita, the patron saint of slavery victims. Source: Catholic Outlook.