Two hospital boats sent to the remote communities of the Amazon region in Brazil to treat COVID-19 patients have suspended operations after their entire staff tested positive for the coronavirus. Source: Crux.
Dozens of asylum-seekers detained in a Brisbane motel are being released into the community on bridging visas, refugee advocates say. Source: SBS News.
People should fast from gossiping and spreading hearsay and instead take up reading the Gospel as part of their Lenten journey, Pope Francis said on Sunday. Source: CNS.
Benedict XVI addressed conspiracy theories about his resignation as pope in an interview with an Italian newspaper published yesterday. Source: CNA
Caritas Australia's Project Compassion campaign has helped secure a water supply for a vocational school for deaf students in the Solomon Islands.
Catholics in Hughenden in Far North Queensland face a future without their own place of worship, with the town’s 1960s church to be demolished in the next few months. Source: ABC News.
The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is deeply concerned that the expiration of the rental moratorium at the end of March will push thousands of vulnerable people into debt and poverty.
A new financial support program for women experiencing family violence will help victim survivors to leave abusive situations and rebuild their lives. Source: Good Shepherd.
Catholic Health Australia is urging the Morrison Government to not let the once-in-a-generation opportunity presented by the aged care royal commission for lasting and meaningful reform pass it by.
Australian Catholic University’s eight campuses will be bustling with thousands of students beginning their university journey or resuming their studies when semester one begins today.
Priests will be better equipped in the future to harness the gifts of people in the pews to lead parishes collaboratively, says the rector of Sydney's Good Shepherd seminary, Fr Michael de Stoop. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Pope Francis has joined the bishops of Nigeria in appealing for the release of 317 schoolgirls who were abducted in northwest Nigeria on Friday. Source: Vatican News.
In a candid 2019 interview published on Saturday, Pope Francis reveals that he sees himself “dying as Pope” in Rome, without returning home to his native Argentina. Source: Crux.
Tasmanian Labor is refusing to stand by its previous commitment to allow hospitals and aged care homes to opt out of the state’s proposed euthanasia system. Source: The Australian.
Nathan Parker’s dream of becoming a fighter pilot ended in a road accident, but that didn’t stop him – he’s been named the 2021 NSW Young Australian of the Year. Source: The Catholic Leader.
“It’s the value of the work, not the worker.” So said a government backbencher while I was speaking to him about the industrial relations bill ahead of its passage through the lower house, writes Ursula Stephens. Source: Eureka Street.
Edmund Rice Education Australia says its schools are committed to working with parents to address the issue of respectful relationships and sexual consent education. Source: The Age.
The aged care royal commission has handed its final report to the Morrison Government after two years of harrowing evidence at hearings across the nation. Source: SBS News.