The Senate is poised to pass a bill to ban anyone from importing products into Australia if they were made using forced labour. Source: The Guardian.
Catechists will be central to a renewal plan for the Dublin Archdiocese, which is facing the challenges of an ageing clergy, few vocations and a decline in the number of people who actively practice their faith. Source: The Tablet.
Catholic hospitals and aged care homes are calling on the Queensland Parliament to allow them to act according to their values and opt out of any euthanasia regime. Source: Catholic Health Australia.
Pope Francis yesterday encouraged Catholics to not water down the reality of Jesus Christ’s humanity and his teaching that the Eucharist is his Body and Blood. Source: CNA.
The core recommendations of the Uluru Statement from the Heart must be implemented if Closing the Gap targets are to be met, according to a key group representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
A special Mass was held on the Feast of the Assumption to honour Sydney saint-in-waiting Eileen O’Connor, who had a profound devotion to Our Lady. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Catholic Social Services Victoria has assured Afghani communities across Victoria that it “stands in solidarity” with them following the recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
A Canberra Catholic school principal went viral on social media last week after trying to bring some joy to his school community in lockdown. Source: Canberra Times.
A new book designed to teach children about protective behaviours will be launched at Perth Archdiocese’s annual safeguarding breakfast next month. Source: The eRecord.
A royal commission is needed to get to the bottom of the “horrific” robodebt scheme, the Australian Council of Social Service has told a parliamentary inquiry. Source: SBS News.
The Australian Government should provide at least 20,000 humanitarian places for Afghans in the wake of the Taliban takeover, Australian Catholic Bishop Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge has said. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Pope Francis has received dozens of soccer jerseys and game balls during his eight-year pontificate but he got a new football-themed toy on Wednesday: his very own foosball table. Source: Crux.
Homeless people provided with emergency hotel accommodation are being sent back onto the streets or are returning to unstable housing in between Victoria’s lockdowns. Source: The Age.
A battle over euthanasia comes to a head today when a Queensland parliamentary committee recommends whether church-run hospitals and aged care homes are given an absolute right to object to the practice on their premises. Source: The Australian.
Based on the life of music legend Aretha Franklin, Respect tracks the Queen of Soul’s history from a young child to international stardom. Source: Jesuit Media.
A tropical storm that hit Haiti three days after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake has complicated efforts to provide help to the Caribbean nation. Source: Caritas Australia.
For young families surviving on government assistance, the arrival of a large bill can mean a choice between buying the essentials like food or nappies, or not. Source: Catholic Outlook.
A priest in western Mexico has warned of a dire situation in which warring drug cartels have caused hardship for the population, including widespread shortages of basics and blocked highways. Source: Crux.