Speaking at a special United Nations discussion about racism and police brutality yesterday, a Vatican official said racism in any form is "absolutely intolerable". Source: CNS.
Stephen Kamal has a dream – to deliver one million books to children in the war-torn region of Africa where he grew up. Source: The Catholic Leader.
With a new 200-page document, the Vatican is encouraging Catholics to put their faith into action to promote integral ecology and care of creation, following the inspiration of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical. Source: CNA.
The collection plate is a thing of the past in the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese, never again to be passed by parishioners along the pews after becoming the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Catholic Voice.
The Queensland Catholic Education Commission says boarding schools in the state are looking forward to welcoming back more students in term 3 following the release of new health guidelines for boarding facilities.
The two assemblies for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia will be held in Adelaide from October 3-10, 2021, and in Sydney from July 4-9, 2022. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The Morrison Government is poised to increase the unemployment benefit, recognising that Australia’s jobless rate is likely to remain high for some time. Source: ABC News.
Inspired by true events, Burden is the story of a Ku Klux Klan member who is redeemed by a Baptist minister and by the woman he loves. Source: ACOFB.
Benedict XVI has made his first trip outside of Italy since his retirement, heading to Germany to visit his brother Msgr Georg Ratzinger, 96, who is reportedly seriously ill. Source: Crux.
The St Vincent de Paul Society has supported calls for a bipartisan national strategy to address racism in Australia.
Australian Catholic University’s Stakeholder Engaged Scholarship Unit is seeking expressions of interest for research projects from organisations that support people experiencing marginalisation or disadvantage.
The West Australian Government has rid itself of fines-enforcement laws that imprisoned Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with “systemic bias”. Source: The Australian.
A Christian cross believed to be up to 1200 years old and weighing more than 2700 kilograms has been discovered in northern Pakistan. Source: UCA News.
True believers do not condemn people for their sins or shortcomings but intercede on their behalf with God through prayer, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
A New Zealand High Court judge says hospices will not be forced to provide euthanasia services if the country votes to legalise voluntary assisted dying at this year’s general election. Source: NZ Herald.
A move to introduce legislation allowing the seizure of mobile phones from people held in immigration detention centres is unnecessary and cruel, according to refugee advocates. Source: The Good Oil.
The Stella Maris Seafarers’ Centre in Fremantle has extended an even greater level of hospitality to international sailors who have arrived on Perth’s shores during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: The eRecord.
Inspired by initiatives involving 1000 random acts of kindness, Guilford Young College in Hobart set a spiritual target for its student and staff – praying 1000 prayers. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.