Employers could sack experienced employees, replace them with workers earning just a third of the salary and get a taxpayer-funded grant to do it, previously secret Treasury documents have revealed. Source: ABC News.
Pope Francis has put a 19th-century English Catholic priest who was a distant relative of Britain’s Prince William on the path to sainthood. Source: The Age.
As Perseverance, the latest probe on Mars, sends to Earth high-definition images, video and audio of its surroundings, one papal astronomer said he hoped the new discoveries will inspire future explorers. Source: NCR Online.
Catholic Education Western Australia and Catholic School Parents WA have launched a joint election campaign for a fairer funding deal from the incoming state Government. Source: The eRecord.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Source: CNA.
South Australia’s lower house has passed controversial laws that would decriminalise abortion in the state and allow late-term abortion in certain circumstances. Source: The Advertiser.
The 13th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations reminds us that we have much work to do to heal intergenerational trauma inflicted on families, writes Patrice Moriarty. Source: Catholic Outlook.
An 11th-hour push will seek major amendments to Tasmania’s euthanasia legislation, with Catholic Health Australia warning it will otherwise set a “perilously flawed” precedent for other states. Source: The Australian.
Adelaide Archdiocese and Homa Bay Diocese in Kenya were united by the episcopal ordination of former Adelaide priest Bishop Michael Odiwa at a colourful ceremony in the African diocese last month. Source: The Southern Cross.
A Melbourne Catholic agency has taken the theme for tomorrow’s United Nations World Day of Social Justice seriously, working hard to ensure “A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy” is being heard. Source: VMCH.
Below-zero temperatures, teeth-chattering wind chills and deep snow turned the United States southern plains into an Arctic landscape, forcing Catholic agencies to adopt emergency measures to get people to safety. Source: NCR Online.
The Morrison Government could legislate a permanent increase to fortnightly JobSeeker payments as early as next week, as Cabinet’s Budget committee is today expected to sign off on a potential new welfare payment. Source: The Australian.
Australia’s bishops have written a pastoral letter to school leaders, staff, students and families to mark the 200th anniversary of Catholic education in Australia. Source: ACBC and NCEC.
Catholic Social Services Australia has joined its voice with the St Vincent de Paul Society, Anglicare and the Australian Council of Trade Unions in opposing proposed changes to the Fair Work Act.
Catholic Religious Australia is opposed to the stockpiling of COVID-19 vaccines by wealthy nations and is calling for an equitable distribution of vaccines around the globe, particularly to developing nations.
The ethnic, sectional and economic tensions of the Reconstruction era are explored in the epic adventure News of the World. So, too, is the redemptive bond uniting its two main characters, both victims of personal tragedy. Source: CNS.
The Holy Land Commissary for Australia, Franciscan Father Mario Debattista, says the caretakers are in urgent need of donations. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Bishops of England and Wales have reacted with dismay at the issuing of blanket 'Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation' (DNACPR) orders to people with learning disabilities. Source: Vatican News.