The Morrison Government will convene a national summit within months to set new goals to prevent violence against women. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
The Vatican plans to vaccinate 1200 people living in poverty during Holy Week with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Source: CNA.
Christian life should be filled with amazement – astonishment at the son of God suffering and dying for humanity and awe at realising how precious and loved people are in his eyes, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Just as many communities gathered in their local parishes to mark Palm Sunday yesterday, so too did Australians gather for the annual Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
A suspected suicide attack on a Catholic cathedral in Indonesia yesterday has injured 14 people, local police say. Source: ABC News.
Embracing a synodal model of the Church is “messy” but it offers the only path to a “future that’s worth having”, says Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge. Source: The Tablet.
Armidale Diocese has celebrated the 150th anniversary of Bishop Timothy O’Mahony being installed as the first bishop of the regional New South Wales diocese.
Zlatko Skrbiš was installed as Australian Catholic University’s fourth vice-chancellor and president at an installation Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney on Friday.
The Church in New Zealand has made a formal apology to victims and survivors of abuse committed by priests and other Church figures. Source: NZ Catholic.
Consecrated men and women need a solid foundation built on ongoing formation, says a letter from the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Source: Crux.
The Little Sisters of the Poor gathered with aged care residents, Perth Archdiocesan priests and special guests to give thanks for 101 years of presence in Western Australia. Source: The Record.
Five years after Victoria’s family violence royal commission, reports to police are at an all-time high and 26,000 women and children are being turned away from housing services every year. Source: The Age.
The Courier is a thriller based on the true story of a London-based travelling salesman recruited by Britain’s intelligence service to courier secret messages from an agent in Soviet Russia during the Cold War. Source: Jesuit Media.
Victoria’s new statewide Catholic social service agency was inaugurated on Wednesday in a Mass blessing the organisation and entrusting staff and partners with CatholicCare Victoria’s mission to strengthen families and communities.
A moving ritual of lament has been held for survivors of historical sexual abuse at Marist College and Marist Regional College in Burnie. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Two Rohingya women who feature in Caritas Australia’s current Project Compassion campaign have been confirmed safe after massive fires in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
A priest in Sydney’s southwest has earned a prized military award for extraordinary service during last year’s bushfire and pandemic crises. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
One year ago, Pope Francis stood in an empty, rain-drenched St Peter’s Square praying for God’s comfort as the world began experiencing the growing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: CNS.