For five years, the Knights Catholic Leadership Academy has provided formation and training for aspiring young leaders from more than 60 schools and parishes across the Perth Archdiocese. Source: The eRecord.
A robust understanding of the right to religious freedom is being eroded in the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, says the Vatican’s foreign minister, Archbishop Paul Gallagher. Source: CNA.
A Melbourne Catholic girls’ school has apologised to former students after claims of historical sexual abuse were made against two former teachers. Source: The Age.
The body drafting voluntary euthanasia legislation for Queensland has flagged it may not be able to complete the work by its May deadline. Source: ABC News.
The Wollongong Diocese has a new dame after Catherine McGrath was installed as a Dame of the Order of St Gregory the Great.
Bishop Bede Heather, Bishop Emeritus of Parramatta, died yesterday at an aged care facility in Sydney’s inner west. He was 92. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The working document for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia provides a catalyst for the Church to renew the journey of prayer and discernment toward the first assembly in October, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The United States bishops and an interfaith debt relief organisation have urged the Biden administration to support the release of $A3.75 trillion in global reserve funds to help developing countries respond to the pandemic. Source: CNS.
Set in the 1980s, Minari is a gentle mix of drama and comedy that explores the immigrant experience from a Korean-American perspective. Source: CNS.
Despite increasing demand, Australia has only half the number of palliative care doctors needed to provide good quality care for chronically and terminally ill patients, a new academic study has found. Source: The Catholic Leader.
An Iraqi priest says Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq next week is an act of bravery and also madness. Source: Crux.
Lent is a time that many Catholics choose to give up social media, but for those of us who stay active, Lent is a good time to rethink our online behaviour, writes Daniel Amiri. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has been forced to defend a modest increase to the dole after welfare groups and economists slammed the miserly boost. Source: Canberra Times.
As the United States reached the grim milestone of more than 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory offered a prayer on news television for those who have died from the coronavirus. Source: Catholic Standard.
The Church in Indonesia says it has been forced to fly in aid to help more than 1000 people sheltering in a church compound in Papua amid ongoing clashes between security forces and Papuan rebels. Source: UCA News.
Faith organisations have told a New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into coercive control that the issue of what is considered a "normal" relationship across different religions must be explored. Source: SBS News.
Catholic Health Australia says reforms allowing younger Australians greater access to private hospital services could not come soon enough as new figures show subdued uptake among young people.
John Howard has reignited the religious freedom debate, arguing schools should be able to hire teachers who accept the school’s beliefs in the same way political parties favour staff who believe in a party’s ideals. Source: The Guardian.