Big things are on the horizon for CatholicCare Hunter-Manning’s food programs, which have recently teamed up with a Newcastle Catholic secondary school to use their commercial kitchen to cook meals for those in need. Source: MNnews.Today.
Trials of the Morrison Government’s cashless welfare card will be extended for another two years after it failed to convince the Senate to roll the scheme out permanently in designated communities. Source: SBS News.
The Vatican COVID-19 Commission hosted a webinar yesterday, gathering scientific and faith perspectives to discuss the global climate crisis and to chart paths towards a cleaner, healthier planet. Source: Vatican News.
A Senate inquiry on COVID-19 has recommended permanently raising the rate of JobSeeker and establishing a national centre for disease control. Source: ABC News.
Interfaith dialogue was on the agenda when the Consul General of the United Arab Emirates visited a Melbourne Catholic girls’ secondary school last week. Source: Mercy eNews.
A review of universities has found that Australian Catholic University is one of only nine in the country that are compliant with federal Government recommendations on free speech.
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has issued a new pastoral letter urging the faithful to return to Mass now that COVID-19 restrictions have eased in New South Wales. Source: Sydney Archdiocese.
Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese has launched a new religious education program developed for its Catholic schools that enables children to have a hands-on approach to learning the faith.
Prayer is so powerful that “even death trembles when a Christian prays”, Pope Francis said at the general audience yesterday. Source: CNA.
The Victorian Government’s bill to ban gay conversion therapy targets prayer and the right of people of faith to share beliefs in an open way, Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli said yesterday. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools has announced the formation of Catholic School Parents SA as the new representative body of Catholic school parents. Source: The Southern Cross.
Mary’s Immaculate Conception offers a glimpse to the promised life for all Christians who open their hearts to God and his grace, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis has declared a Year of St Joseph in honour of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church. Source: CNA.
Prophecy is a risky business, but I’m happy to have a go at describing what the Church in Australia might look like after COVID-19, writes Philippa Martyr. Source: Catholic Voice.
Bishop Greg Bennet was ordained the 10th Bishop of Sale yesterday in front of dozens of people gathered in St Mary’s Cathedral, with many more joining the ceremony online. Source: Sale Diocese.
Two Indigenous women attending the University of Notre Dame Australia have been awarded the first Aunty Elsie Indigenous Support Scholarships for their outstanding commitment to learning. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Catholic Social Services Australia has urged the Government to heed the findings of experts and its own reports and reverse its decision to cut the JobSeeker allowance next month.
The economic crisis in the Philippines brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has fuelled a rise in child labour, according to a Government report. Source: UCA News.