A controversial plan to allow domestic violence survivors fleeing abusive relationships to access thousands of dollars from their superannuation accounts is no longer Coalition policy. Source: ABC News.
A South Australian Catholic school educator has been recognised for his commitment to sustainability and climate change education in the Premier’s Climate Change Council awards. Source: The Southern Cross.
A commission of Catholic bishops warned religious freedom is threatened in the European Union, as restrictive laws are imposed in the wake of COVID-19. Source: The Tablet.
“Walking together humbly with our God” was the theme for an online conference of local leaders of the Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat last week.
Federal police have been unable to identify any crime linked to money transfers from the Vatican to Australia after the amount was dramatically reduced. Source: 7news.com.au.
Catholic communities have lived out Pope Francis’ call to welcome, protect, promote and integrate forcibly displaced people during the pandemic, writes Zoe Grant. Source: Jesuit Refugee Service Australia.
Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion campaign has provided a young mother of two living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh with shelter, cooking equipment and hygiene training to keep her family safe and fed.
Australia’s bishops have called on the Morrison Government to consider serious safety and ethical concerns as it considers legalising technology to allow children to be born with genetic material from three people. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako has praised the return of several confiscated properties belonging to Christians and other minorities, saying the move could hasten the return of families who left the country due to persecution. Source: Crux.
The Church in East Timor says it is boosting efforts to help contain a recent spike in COVID-19 cases that has forced the Government to implement lockdowns in three municipalities. Source: UCA News.
Lobby groups for the nation’s two largest school sectors have urged the Morrison Government to bolster capital spending to cater for growing enrolments and provide economic stimulus in the wake of the pandemic. Source: The Australian.
Pope Francis has called for clean drinking water and sanitation for all, remarking yesterday that clean water is something “too many of our brothers and sisters do not have access to”. Source: Vatican News.
The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has called on the Morrison Government to drop proposed changes to governance standards that threaten to undermine the freedoms necessary for registered charities to conduct essential advocacy work.
Catholic Social Service Australia has denounced the Government’s JobSeeker legislation, which will set the JobSeeker payment at just $44 a day from next week, saying it will push families into poverty.
Former New South Wales premier Mike Baird has been confirmed as a speaker at this year’s Catholic Health Australia national conference, scheduled for August in Brisbane.
Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to support and defend families by making an effort to be close to them in the struggles and joys of their daily lives. Source: CNA.
The creation of “artificial” human embryos may be an Australian first, but this doesn't make ethical questioning and concern irrelevant, writes Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Source: The Catholic Weekly
Twelve young women from across Australia gathered last week for a four-day intensive session as part of the acclaimed Leadership for Mission program, a postgraduate course for women aged 25 to 35. Source: ACBC Media Blog.