Campion College Australia in Sydney's west welcomed its first graduate priest to celebrate the college’s annual Matriculation Mass on March 1. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Pope Francis urged the world not to forget the ongoing suffering of the “martyred” people of Syria on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the start of the Syrian war. Source: CNA.
The Vatican has nearly depleted its financial reserves from past donations to cover budget deficits over recent years, as it urged continued giving from the faithful to keep the Holy See afloat and Pope Francis’ ministry going. Source: NCR Online.
Caritas Australia and its partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo are working through local Church networks to raise awareness about deadly Ebola virus outbreaks in the African nation.
Catholic Mission hosted a series of online seminars in partnership with the Pontifical Mission Societies in Rome to build a stronger international network and share resources and expertise to support the mission areas of the world.
The National Catholic Education Commission says recommendations from the review into disability standards for education place the needs of students and their families at the centre of education.
The Commonwealth Government should legislate a human right to housing so it takes responsibility for homelessness and provides enough social housing for the vulnerable, a new Labor-backed report says. Source: The Age.
The Sydney-based former Archbishop of Mosul says the visit of Pope Francis to Iraq has been “extraordinary” in bringing a powerful moment of peace to the country. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Four in 10 Australian school principals have been subjected to violence at work in the past year, according to a survey conducted by Australian Catholic University and Deakin University. Source: ABC News.
The support of Catholics worldwide is an invaluable resource for small Christian communities in the Middle East that have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, a Vatican official said yesterday. Source: Crux.
Homelessness and housing advocates, including Catholic organisations, say they must be included in a federal funding deal allowing workers in the female-dominated social sector to receive fair pay. Source: Pro Bono News.
Offering general absolution to the faithful without having them personally confess their sins first may still be done in places seeing serious or increasing levels of coronavirus infections, a Vatican official said this week. Source: CNS.
Brigidine Sister Brigid Arthur lost faith in Australian politicians a long time ago, making her a natural ally for a group of teenagers calling for action on climate change. Source: Sight Magazine.
A new chapter in the life of a Brisbane-based ministry caring for people with mental health issues has begun with the opening of the Centacare Mental Health Hub. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has welcomed the announcement that Easter Sunday would be gazetted as a permanent public holiday in Western Australia from 2022 if the McGowan Government is returned in tomorrow’s state election.
The National Catholic Education Commission says Education Minister Alan Tudge’s plan to improve Australia’s educational performance is on target.
A sense of loneliness pervades Nomadland, a poignant drama about a subculture of marginalised people in the United States who move from one trailer park to the next in their struggle to evade economic ruin. Source: CNS.
Japan’s Catholic bishops have marked the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster by praying for the dead and promising that the Church’s rebuilding efforts in the region would continue. Source: CNA.