Catholic organisations in Europe are urging governments to learn lessons from the COVID-19 crisis and introduce far-reaching reforms. Source: NCR Online.
Welfare sector leaders say the Morrison Government’s plan for a 113 per cent fee hike for social work degrees will turn young people away from a critical profession where pay is low but quality workers are in high demand. Source: The Australian.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI returned to the Vatican yesterday, five days after flying to Germany to spend time with his ailing, 96-year-old brother. Source: CNS.
The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need raised more than $171 million in 2019 for suffering and persecuted Christians around the world.
After the toppling of a saint’s statue in San Francisco, the city’s archbishop said important protests over racial injustice have been “hijacked” by a mob bent on violence. Source: CNA.
A generous gift of blankets and beanies from a southeast Melbourne parish has been delivered to East Gippsland communities affected by Victoria's summer bushfires. Source: Sale Diocese.
A Brisbane Catholic has launched a social media campaign to counteract the harmful effects of pornography. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Labor will campaign for a royal commission into the Government’s controversial robodebt scheme, which unlawfully recovered tens of millions of dollars from welfare recipients. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Enrolments at some Melbourne Catholic primary schools have dropped, particularly in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, as cost-conscious families and migrant communities choose government schools. Source: The Age.
The minimum wage will increase by $13 a week, affecting the pay packets of more than 2.2 million Australians as the nation deals with its first recession in decades. Source: ABC News.
The St Vincent de Paul Society’s annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout might have been socially distant this year, but it still raised more than $5 million for the charity’s homelessness services. Source: Mirage News.
Catholic bishops in Turkey won't contest plans to turn Istanbul’s ancient Hagia Sophia cathedral into a Muslim place of worship. Source: UCA News.
Pope Francis says the coronavirus pandemic has heightened awareness regarding the need to protect refugees and migrants and to care for the environment. Source: Vatican News.
Cardinal George Pell is set to publish his prison diary musing on life in solitary confinement, the Church, politics and sport. Source: News.com.au.
A Catholic school in Melbourne has been recognised for its state-of-the-art design that is helping to transform the lives of students with complex disabilities. Source: VMCH.
Pope Francis has given the Virgin Mary three new titles that will be added to the Church’s traditional “Litany of Mary”, the Vatican has announced. Source: Crux.
With the cost of humanities degrees set to double under a push to produce “job-ready” graduates, the Morrison Government has been accused of misunderstanding the role of humanities in developing a civilised society. Source: The Australian.
The Association of Ministerial Public Juridic Persons has announced the members of a new national committee representing religious institute and ministerial public juridic person school authorities.