The discovery that his two sisters are alive in Africa means the world to young Brisbane-based refugee Axel Dushime. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Calls to Centacare’s gambling helpline have spiked since Queensland TAB areas and pokies were switched off in March because of the coronavirus lockdown — but not because people were seeking help. Source: ABC News
In his message for World Day of the Poor 2020, to be celebrated in November, Pope Francis said a person’s prayer is pleasing to God when it is accompanied by a life of service to the poor. Source: CNS.
The Morrison Government will set up a $23 million scheme to receive reports of neglect or abuse in aged care, after a study estimated more than 50,000 claims went unreported in the last year. Source: Canberra Times.
India has rejected an annual report by the US Government that highlighted attacks and discrimination against religious minorities in the country. Source: UCA News.
Christ’s presence in the Eucharist heals wounds and transforms bitter negativity into the joy of Lord, Pope Francis said in his homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi yesterday. Source: CNA.
The final version of a report into diocesan and parish governance will be published after a series of amendments and clarifications have been made, likely by mid-August. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Australian Catholic University will use a combination of cost-saving measures and reinvestment of surpluses to address the financial impact of COVID-19 as part of its recovery management plan.
Telehealth has proved a lifeline through the COVID-19 crisis and could be here to stay, according to a number of Catholic hospital operators. Source: Catholic Health Australia.
A Perth branch of the Knights of the Southern Cross led the charge to restock the St Vincent De Paul Society’s food hamper supply, depleted after responding to people affected by bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic. Source: The eRecord.
More than 1000 Queensland Catholic boarding school students remain stuck at home, unable to return to classrooms due to lingering coronavirus restrictions. Source: ABC News.
As the number of coronavirus cases in Brazil grows, Pope Francis telephoned Archbishop Orlando Brandes of Aparecida, asking him to assure Brazilians of his prayers. Source: CNS.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for his Government’s unlawful robodebt scheme, saying he ‘deeply regrets’ any hardship caused by the program. Source: SBS News.
Tasked with protecting the Pope even at the cost of their own lives, members of the Swiss Guard are highly trained in security and ceremonial detail and receive extensive spiritual formation, the guard’s chaplain said this week. Source: Crux.
Resistance is a biographical drama inspired by the life of famed mime artist Marcel Marceau, who joined French Jewish Resistance as a young man to save the lives of children in World War II. Source: ACOFB.
Campion College, Australia’s first tertiary liberal arts college, has more than tripled the scholarship money awarded to all new students who enrol early to study in 2021.
Columban priest Fr Noel Connolly, a member of the Plenary Council 2020 facilitation team, has died in Sydney aged 75. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Australia has a new bishop, following the ordination of Bishop Mykola Bychok CSsR as the third Eparch of Sts Peter and Paul in Melbourne for Ukrainian Catholics in Australia and New Zealand. Source: ACBC Media Blog.