Fundraising rules are continuing to cause charities an unnecessary financial burden, despite mutiple reports over many years and advocacy saying regulations need to change. Source: Pro Bono News.
Just after the United States bishops launched a petition urging the Government to prevent federal taxpayer funding of abortion, President Joe Biden took steps to make such funding a reality. Source: Crux.
On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis said unity is essential to Christian life because God is a communion of love. Source: CNA.
Doctors and Australian Catholic Medical Association members specialising in palliative care have spoken out strongly against any move to implement euthanasia laws in New South Wales. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
The Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust has started legal proceedings against the New South Wales Government over its decision to appoint an administrator to run five Sydney cemeteries. Source: ABC News.
Missionaries Daniel and Stephen Drum made history on Saturday, as they became the first brothers to be ordained for the priesthood together at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. Source: 7News.
Rockhampton Catholic school students took centre stage at the annual Beef Australia festival, which highlights the best in the grazier industry each year . Source: The Catholic Leader.
The Primate of All Ireland has said the COVID-19 pandemic “lifted the veil” on the reality of the position of the Church in Ireland, observing that it ranked low on the public’s list of priorities. Source: The Tablet.
The Federal Court has found Environment Minister Sussan Ley has a duty of care to protect young people from the climate crisis, in a world-first case brought by teenagers and a Catholic religious sister. Source: The Guardian.
Pope Francis will conclude the Church’s month-long Rosary marathon with special prayers to Mary, Undoer of Knots, one of his favourite titles for the mother of Jesus. Source: Crux.
Bishop Vincent Long van Nguyen OFM Conv says the Church in Australia is well placed to engage with the Laudato Si’ action plan in light of an upcoming Social Justice Statement on integral ecology. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Pope Francis has appointed English Archbishop Arthur Roche as the prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Source: CNA.
Adults who want nothing more than to watch two gifted actresses camp it up will likely be satisfied with director Craig Gillespie’s glossy romp, Cruella. Parents on the lookout for safe family fare, not so much. Source: CNS.
Chilling threats to burn women alive are increasing in Queensland homes as violent perpetrators use media coverage of Queensland’s worst domestic violence murders to instil fear. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The New South Wales Government’s decision to shut down Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and take over the operation of the state’s cemeteries is a shocking decision, writes Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Catholic students from across the country have joined together in a video performance of the song Faith in the Future, to celebrate 200 years of Catholic education in Australia. Source: NCEC.
Voluntary euthanasia is another significant step closer to becoming legal in South Australia after a bill passed its first lower house hurdle with a large majority. Source: ABC News.
Churches will be closed and schools will move to remote learning in Victoria for the next seven days as the state enters a “circuit-breaker lockdown” to curb the spread of COVID-19.