Key players in the private hospital sector have welcomed the first state partnership with the Victorian government that ensures vital care is available to Victorians in the fight against COVID-19. Source: Catholic Health Australia.
Pope Francis offered a prayer for media professionals who are covering the coronavirus pandemic before his daily Mass yesterday. Source: CNA.
“Could the coronavirus-19 crisis lead to a jubilee?” Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle wondered aloud during a Mass livestreamed from the Pontifical Philippine College in Rome. Source: Crux.
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special "Mass in the Time of Pandemic" to plead for God’s mercy and the gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Source: CNS.
A Brisbane parish has started a "parish-buddy" program, asking parishioners to make a good old-fashioned phone call to isolated members of their community. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Edmund Rice Education Australia has promised families facing financial difficulties that it will ensure their students can remain at its schools. Source: Herald Sun.
The Church is inviting its agencies across the country to consider what facilities could be made available to support national efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the community. Source: CERA.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed he is praying for the state and territory leaders during the coronavirus pandemic, describing the crisis as a time of “great need and suffering”. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
The De La Daily prayer app draws inspiration from the spirituality of St John Baptist de La SalIe, the patron saint of teachers.
Private hospitals will be contracted into a new national health system under a deal struck with federal and state governments to boost the hospital workforce by more than 100,000 health workers. Source: The Australian.
Bishops in the United Kingdom have expressed shock at an emergency policy to allow “do-it-yourself abortions” during the coronavirus pandemic. Source: CNS.
Access to clean water is an essential human right that must be defended and protected, the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development says in a new document. Source: CNS.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli believes the coronavirus crisis is not only forcing the Church to be more creative in the way it reaches people, but is also reshaping faith at home. Source: Crux.
Corona of Thorns is a new daily podcast from the Brooklyn Park/Richmond parish in the Adelaide Archdiocese that invites listeners to pray and reflect on God's Word.
Queensland could be the third Australian state to legalise euthanasia, after a long-running parliamentary committee recommended legalising voluntary assisted dying. Source: The Catholic Leader.
It’s been a baptism of fire for new Vinnies SA chief executive Louise Miller Frost, who joined the organisation just as COVID-19 was starting to spread in Australia. Source: The Southern Cross.
The Pope’s Vicar for Rome has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the highest-ranking member of the Church hierarchy to have contracted the coronavirus. Source: The Tablet.
Orphaned, abandoned and runaway children are among the most destitute in the Philippines. The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting this group the hardest, leaving them without access to food, shelter and health care. Source: Australian Marist Solidarity.