Adapting to the post-pandemic world, the Catholic festival known as the World Meeting of Families begins in Rome today, with events to be livestreamed around the world. Source: Crux.
Doctors say vulnerable patients are at risk of missing out on medical care this winter unless the Albanese Government halts plans to scale back Medicare rebates for telehealth. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Nuclear weapons do not increase a nation’s or region’s security – in fact, they are a “risk multiplier” that gives people a false sense of security, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
A Catholic bioethics institute has criticised a decision by the British High Court to allow doctors to withdraw ventilation from a brain-damaged boy on the grounds that he was very likely – though not definitely – dead. Source: Crux.
Victoria has brought forward by six months new laws to criminalise the public display of the Nazi swastika. Source: The Age.
After nearly 110 years of ministry in the western suburbs of Adelaide, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart will withdraw from Henley Beach parish at the end of the year. Source: The Southern Cross.
Australia should open up a new medevac pathway for asylum-seekers formerly detained on Manus Island and now living in Papua New Guinea, according to the Bishops’ Conference of PNG and the Solomon Islands. Source: UCA News.
Tens of thousands of New South Wales Catholic and public school teachers will walk off the job next week to demand reform. Source: News.com.au.
American theologian, author and speaker Sr Joan Chittister OSB discussed synodality in the Church at a recent presentation hosted by Catholic Religious Australia and Parramatta Diocese.
The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has urged foreign governments and firms not to profit from the plunder of his country. Source: The Tablet.
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner, one of Pope Francis’ top advisers on abuse, has discussed the mission and the vision for what will become the Church’s go-to agency for abuse prevention. Source: Crux.
Catholic schools in Melbourne are installing silent vape detectors that lock students inside bathrooms so teachers can search pupils for contraband. Source: Herald Sun.
Gunmen in Nigeria attacked a Catholic church and a Baptist church on Sunday morning, killing eight people and reportedly kidnapping more than 38 worshippers. Source: CNA.
Celebrating 150 years in Australia, the Marist Brothers have launched a new book detailing the history of the congregation. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum yesterday joined communities across Australia to mark World Refugee Day and Refugee Week.
Australia’s capacity to discern the motions being put forward to the final assembly of the historic Plenary Council will rely heavily on whether the faithful will “allow the Holy Spirit breathing room”, says ACU theologian Fr Ormond Rush.
Anthony Albanese has spoken of his commitment to religious freedom within Australia. His Government should seriously take up the savage business of international religious persecution, writes Greg Sheridan. Source: The Australian.
A larger-than-life bronze statue of St Christopher was blessed by Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Christopher Prowse outside the archdiocese’s cathedral on Sunday. Source: Catholic Voice.