Church doors have opened in 87 Brisbane parishes and seats are being booked up like tickets to a rock concert. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Vulnerable Australians are concerned they will be unable to cover basic cost-of-living expenses if the JobSeeker payment is reduced to pre-pandemic levels, according to the Australian Council of Social Service. Source: Sky News Australia.
Catholic missionaries in Brazil are warning the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the numbers of vulnerable people subjected to forced labour. Source: Crux.
Three Catholic colleges in greater Hobart will expand to provide year 11 and 12 education from 2023, in a project expected to inject $53 million into the Tasmanian economy. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Londoners are more religious and more socially conservative than the rest of Britain, according to research published yesterday. Source: The Tablet.
For more than 30 years, CatholicCare’s Houses to Homes service has been assisting young mothers experiencing homelessness to get back on their feet. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The St Vincent de Paul Society has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s decision to extend its Drought Community Support Initiative to the end of the year.
A dedicated levy – similar to Medicare – or a 1-2 per cent increase in personal taxes have been floated as two ways to pay for much-needed reforms to aged care. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Everyone lives a life that is often inconsistent or a “contradiction” because people can be both a sinner and a saint, a victim and a tormentor, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Education’s distinct purpose is to be forward-thinking, but the Government’s sweeping changes to university fee structures are short-sighted, writes Australian Catholic University's Professor Joy Damousi. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
In the face of searing unfairness, we embrace the painful realities of life by digging deeper for hope, writes Sr Patty Fawkner SGS. Source: The Good Oil.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has welcomed the decision that churches in England can reopen for public worship from July 4. Source: The Tablet.
Catholic Social Services Victoria has identified the need for better transport options, access to social and mental health services and reducing housing stress as pressing issues for two regional Victorian communities.
There is no respite for 1.3 million refugees needing humanitarian assistance in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, following a cyclone, COVID-19 and threats posed by monsoon season. Source: Caritas Australia.
South Africa’s bishops believe lessons learned in the fight against COVID-19 could be used to help stop the country’s ‘second pandemic’. Source: Crux.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference says a 1.75 per cent increase in the national minimum wage falls well short of the boost needed, leaving many families vulnerable during a pandemic. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The Gift of Maryknoll is a short video outlining a unique example of how the Church in Tasmania is uniting to help overcome homelessness. Source: CatholicCare Tasmania.
Hello Hunter is a new initiative of churches in the Newcastle region that aims to help people who are feeling isolated, anxious or in need. Source: MNNews.Today