Pope Francis addressed the Vatican financial scandals in a radio interview that aired yesterday, saying he hoped that Cardinal Angelo Becciu is innocent of the charges against him. Source: CNA.
Student veterans will receive a leg-up thanks to an initiative that will provide credit for prior courses in the Australian Defence Force towards Australian Catholic University courses.
A nationwide campaign teaching consent and respectful relationships to young Australians will be launched by the Commonwealth Government next year. Source: The Australian.
Religious sisters in their senior years are being supported in their retirement by the Positive Ageing Project, which was initiated in South Australia 13 years ago by Sr Meredith Evans RSM. Source: The Southern Cross.
Pope Francis has invited participants in a conference convened by Catholic Mission and Catholic Religious Australia to a “renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, the bond of unity and love”.
It’s been decades since I fled South Vietnam to escape the war, but it all comes flooding back as I see footage of people clambering onto planes in Afghanistan, writes Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. Source: Eureka Street.
Catholic Health Australia says doctors and nurses who were vaccinated early in the country’s rollout are at risk of being “sitting ducks” if the Morrison Government does not launch a booster vaccine program soon. Source: The Age.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has issued a letter urging Catholics, their families and friends to sign a petition to the Queensland Parliament demanding MPs reject proposed euthanasia laws. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A group of parliamentarians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have condemned attacks on Catholic churches in the country as “acts of barbarism”. Source: Crux.
School chaplains would gain more federal funding to help students through the pandemic under a proposal from Coalition MPs. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Faith-based health care providers are warning Queensland state politicians that unless euthanasia laws are changed to protect their right to offer services in line with their values staff could suffer psychological harm. Source: Courier-Mail.
A Wagga Wagga Catholic social worker facing deportation following an administrative error that has turned her life upside down for almost three years has been granted a two-year visa to stay in Australia. Source: Eternity News.
With most of southern Louisiana cut off from electrical power due to the 240kmh winds of Hurricane Ida, New Orleans Archdiocese has announced all schools and its main administrative offices would remain closed until at least September 6. Source: Crux.
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has called on Catholics to support a special appeal for Afghan refugees. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Ireland’s housing minister says the Church could better organise property sales to address a major housing shortfall with tens of thousands of new homes needing to be built. Source: CNA.
Pacific Islanders living in Australia will be invited to embrace the principles of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ and add their voices to the fight against climate change. Source: In the Word.
An online prayer service organised by Catholic Religious Australia saw 90 religious, friends, family and colleagues gather to pray for peace and justice, as well as interethnic and interfaith reconciliation in Myanmar.
A priest who was five years old when the last Plenary Council was held in Australia says his “basic” hope for the upcoming event is to help people “rediscover what it means to be baptised”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The latest analysis of 2018/19 tax-deductible giving data reveals a mixed bag of trends, with an increase in the total amount given, but the percentage of taxpayers who claimed a donation dropping to a 40-year low. Source: Pro Bono News.