Adelaide’s new Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre has opened in Adelaide Archdiocese’s historic Fennescey House. Source: The Southern Cross.
Vatican investigators have been given the green light to examine the secretive network of Swiss funds and accounts managed for the Holy See by its long-time investment manager, Enrico Crasso. Source: The Australian.
The leaders of major faith groups in New South Wales have come together to ask the state Government to ease restrictions on religious ceremonies. Source: Daily Telegraph.
An automatic irrigation system developed by year 8 students from a Townsville Catholic school has been short-listed for the finals of a national competition. Source: Townsville Bulletin.
Debate on euthanasia will commence in Tasmania’s lower house this week, with one MP strongly voicing his opposition to “physician-assisted suicide”. Source: The Mercury.
Pope Francis has appointed Broome vicar general Msgr Paul Boyers the apostolic administrator of the northern Western Australian diocese, the Holy See announced on Saturday evening. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Pope Francis has been named as a defendant in a Victorian Supreme Court damages claim by three Aboriginal men who say they were sexually assaulted as young boys by paedophile priest Michael Glennon. Source: The Age.
Pope Francis elevated 13 prelates from around the world to the rank of cardinal on Saturday, telling them their new title is not a career advancement, but an invitation to follow the path of Jesus. Source: Crux.
The Australian Catholic Primary Principals’ Association has launched a new online portal that aims to support the health and wellbeing of its members.
Prayer-based religious practices are included in a bill introduced to the Victorian Parliament this week that would outlaw therapy that aims to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation. Source: Eternity News.
The group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians designing the Indigenous voice to Parliament are divided over the Morrison Government’s plan to legislate the proposal before considering constitutional recognition. Source: The Australian.
The United States Supreme Court has barred New York from imposing coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship, in a ruling likely to be heralded by conservatives as a victory for religious freedoms. Source: SBS News.
Like many of the 750,000 living veterans in Australia, Deacon Gary Stone has spent the past few days struggling with a diverse range of emotions following the release of a report into SAS war crimes in Afghanistan. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Caritas Australia’s partners are responding to the effects of COVID-19 in eastern and southern Africa, where communities that rely on small-scale agriculture have been severely affected by restrictions on gatherings.
Australian Catholic University theologian Edmund Chia has become the first Australian invited to join an interfaith program working to overcome international religious conflicts.
Pope Francis has entered the debate over the decriminalisation of abortion in his Argentinian homeland, sending a handwritten letter asking, “Is it fair to hire a hitman to resolve a problem?” Source: Crux.
For the second time in his career, Italian actor Roberto Benigni takes on Pinocchio, the story of a wooden puppet who comes to life. Source: Jesuit Media.
The Church in Australia will celebrate the Sunday of the Word of God on the first Sunday in February each year, starting with February 7 in 2021. Source: ACBC Media Blog.