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A leading Australian canon lawyer says revisions to Church law announced this week clarify the nature of certain canonical crimes and seek to ensure they are dealt with in an effective way. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
South Australian faith leaders have issued a statement outlining their opposition to assisted suicide and their preference for high-quality end-of-life care. Source: The Southern Cross.
Breaking Bread invites the audience to the Israeli coastal city of Haifa for a three-day Israeli-Palestinian food festival, which, while showcasing Arabic cuisine, is a festival of collaboration. Source: Jesuit Media.
The Australian Young Christian Students has launched its "Pandemic Enquiry" for secondary students in schools and parish youth groups, exploring how the pandemic has affected them and how they can respond.
Catholic Religious Australia has urged the federal Government to make changes to its Immigration and Humanitarian and Refugee programs to demonstrate a greater commitment to and support of family reunions.
Pope Francis has appointed Australia’s Aposotlic Nuncio, Filipino Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, as Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Cyprus and Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine. Source: Vatican News.
Samoa’s Catholic archbishop used the "dictatorship" word several times while lacerating the country’s political leaders in a public Mass this week. Source: CathNews New Zealand.
Struggling Australians who have endured coronavirus lockdown for more than seven days in a row will now be eligible for new support payments of up to $500 per week. Source: SBS News.
Parramatta Diocese has released an update of its draft new curriculum for religious education in response to feedback from clergy, parents, teachers, students and friends, including experts in theology, Scripture and RE. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The Morrison Government has announced its support for the development of an age-verification system that will make it harder for children to access online pornography in Australia. Source: Eternity News.
The Holy See has been granted permanent observer status to the World Health Organisation following a resolution adopted by consensus on Monday. Source: CNA.
Lifting a long-standing prohibition on the ability of scientists to culture human embryos in the lab past 14 days shows “an utter disregard” for the value of human life, two Catholic members of the US Congress say. Source: Crux.
Australia’s Catholic bishops have used a weeks-long process of prayer and discernment to identify three priorities to guide the work of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
The Victorian Government’s funding extension for a community residential facility that provides short-term accommodation to men exiting the prison system will help more people to get their lives back on track, says Jesuit Social Services.
Pope Francis has released his prayer intention for the month of June, inviting Catholics to pray for those preparing for marriage, which is “a vocation born from the heart”. Source: Vatican News.
It appears that proponents of voluntary assisted suicide in Queensland have begun their victory laps. I continue to hold the strong view that no good whatsoever will come if euthanasia laws are passed, writes Townsville Bishop Tim Harris.
Catholic Religious Australia is launching a series of online conversations to explore the 2020 Church governance review report, The Light from the Southern Cross.
There are renewed hopes Australia may soon accept New Zealand's offer to resettle 150 refugees after Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews confirmed discussions on the issue were continuing. Source: SBS News.