Euthanasia legislation in South Australia has passed another legislative hurdle, with the state’s upper house waving the controversial bill through its second reading with a final vote set for May. Source: InDaily.
Human rights are “undermined and rejected” whenever people “are no longer seen as a paramount value to be cared for and respected”, a Vatican official has told a United Nations working group on aging. Source: Crux.
The head of the Polish Church’s mission in England and Wales has said police abused their powers when they raided a parish church in south London and forcibly halted a Good Friday liturgy. Source: The Tablet.
Marking today’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Catholic Youth Parramatta has launched a video exploring the close relationship between sport and faith. Source: Catholic Outlook.
At the start of the pandemic, the federal Government reassured Australia “We’re all in this together”, but the end of JobKeeper and coronavirus supplement payments will leave millions in poverty, writes Ursula Stephens. Source: Eureka Street.
in his Easter message, Pope Francis has urged countries to speed up distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly to the world’s poor, and called armed conflict and military spending during a pandemic “scandalous”. Source: SBS News.
Lismore Bishop Greg Homeming OCD has launched an appeal to help people in the north coast New South Wales diocese who were affected by heavy rainfall and flooding last month.
Only 48 per cent of Australians say they believe in ghosts or the possibility they may exist, but 69 per cent say the same for the soul, according to new research. Source: ABC News.
Adelaide Archdiocese’s diocesan assembly, together with the Plenary Council, will play a “crucial” part in shaping the future of the Church in Australia, according to theologian Fr James McEvoy. Source: The Southern Cross.
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New Zealand’s bishops will gather in Wellington on August 15, the feast of the Assumption, to renew the country’s 1838 dedication to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven. Source: NZ Catholic.
An audience viewing The Painter and the Thief without any forewarning might assume that it is a fictional story. It comes as something of a surprise to find that it is, in fact, a documentary. Source: Jesuit Media.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the changes it has brought to the lives of people in Australia and across the globe is a common theme among the Easter messages of Australia’s bishops.
In a rare show of cross-party unity, ACT Labor, Greens and Liberal politicians unanimously moved that the Commonwealth Government restore territory rights so the ACT can vote on euthanasia laws. Source: Canberra Weekly.
Adelaide Archbishop Patrick O’Regan has welcomed with “great joy” the opportunity for large numbers of people to attend Easter services in South Australia, while Brisbane Archdiocese waits to see if public services can go ahead.
Labor risks straying too far down a path of “wokeness” and must recalibrate to better represent multicultural electorates with religious populations, a NSW Labor MP has declared. Source: Daily Telegraph.
Almost 200 Catholic women from around the country gathered online on March 27 for a national consultation organised by the Bishops Commission for Evangelisation, Laity and Ministry. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has paid tribute to the Year of St Joseph declared by Pope Francis and urged Catholics to read Francis’ apostolic letter Patris Corde. Source: CNA.