A Queensland Catholic woman who “accidentally became an advocate for men’s health” is helping lower the suicide rate among rural men. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Legal experts are split over the constitutionality of extending JobKeeper wage subsidies to priests, imams and rabbis, sparking a call for the federal Government to release the advice underpinning its decision. Source: The Age.
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with the United States and Israeli ambassadors to the Vatican to express concern that “possible unilateral actions” on their part would further jeopardise peace in the region. Source: CNS.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB is urging Catholics to make submissions on proposed state legislation that could require priests to break the confessional seal. Source: The Record.
The Personal History of David Copperfield is an unorthodox interpretation of the 1850 Charles Dickens novel, David Copperfield. Source: ACOFB.
Mary MacKillop Penola Centre’s new coordinator hopes the story of Australia’s first saint will have even more relevance when the South Australian centre reopens next month after COVID-19 forced its closure in March. Source: The Southern Cross.
The hospitality they usually offer seafarers can’t be delivered on dry land, but the Stella Maris Seafarers Centre in Mackay is ensuring those working on vessels that come into port feel valued and supported. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
A unique catechetical program for children is coming to Tasmania and the Hobart Archdiocese is seeking people to be involved in it. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Pope Francis yesterday sent a letter conveying his condolences to retired Pope Benedict XVI after the death of his older brother, Georg. Source: Vatican News.
The Australian Catholic University Centre for Liturgy will this month host a free online public lecture on liturgy and culture, livestreamed from Chicago.
A friend of a Tamil family at the centre of a high-profile legal battle to stay in Australia says the mental health of the family's two young children is deteriorating as they wait for a new court date. Source: ABC News.
Hong Kong’s Cardinal Joseph Zen has said that while he will remain prudent, he is prepared to suffer arrest and trials under the Chinese territory’s sweeping new national security law. Source: UCA News.
Cardinal George Pell said this week that the Church’s spiritual mission is no excuse for bad financial management. Source: CNA.
The world needs to create a new economic model, according to one of the heads of the Vatican’s COVID-19 crisis taskforce. Source: Crux.
A record 1.4 million Australians are relying on food banks amid fears the end of JobKeeper in September will see charities overwhelmed by migrants, students and the unemployed. Source: The Age.
Msgr Georg Ratzinger, a musician and retired Pope Benedict XVI’s elder brother, died yesterday at the age of 96. Source: CNS.
Pages are turning in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle to make available one of New South Wales' largest religious library collections outside of Sydney. Source: MNNews.Today.
Catholics from reform groups across Australia and New Zealand met via Zoom last month to discuss the Plenary Council and Church governance. Source: The Southern Cross.