The Vatican will cut the salaries of cardinals and some employees as a way to contain costs after the institution’s budget projected a deficit of $US60 million in 2021. Source: CNA.
Parents’ organisations will not join the government, Catholic and independent school sectors in New South Wales as signatories to a statement of intent to teach consent, a draft document shows. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has concerns a new process to assess people’s need in the National Disability Insurance Scheme could undermine the program. Source: The Age.
Manila Archdiocese will defy a government ban on religious services in churches in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces following a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Source: UCA News.
Pope Francis yesterday offered words of encouragement to Australians affected by flooding on the country's east coast. Source: CNA.
Pope Francis said yesterday the Virgin Mary is not a co-redemptrix with Christ, a title which some theological movements in recent decades have tried to assign to the Mother of God. Source: Crux.
Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous has reaffirmed that Catholic health and aged care services in Tasmania will not provide euthanasia once it is legally available in the state. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has repeated its call for an expert advisory group to be established to monitor and advise the federal Government on appropriate levels of income support to ensure no one is forced to live in poverty.
A Sydney Catholic with a passion for helping young families to thrive has launched an early childhood centre like no other in the country. Source: The Catholic Weekly
When police head out on the beat each day, they carry an extra layer of protection in addition to their bullet-proof vest – the prayers of Catholic chaplain Fr Paul O’Donoghue. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has denounced racism and violence following last week’s shootings in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six Asian women. Source: CNA.
Tasmania will become the third Australian state to legalise euthanasia after legislation passed Tasmania’s Parliament last night, with a final vote in the Legislative Council accepting amendments from the lower house. Source: ABC News.
Northern Ireland’s bishops are “deeply concerned” over plans by the British Government to force the Northern Ireland Minister of Health to implement “some of the most extreme and liberal abortion services on these islands.” Source: Crux.
A Catholic advocate for military veterans has warned that a proposed royal commission should not be allowed to hinder efforts to prevent veteran suicide. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Majellan Media has produced a virtual Way of the Cross for people to view and reflect on the Passion of Jesus in the lead-up to Easter.
Caritas Australia is supporting Church and non-government organisations in Bangladesh, after a massive fire swept through a Rohingya refugee camp on Monday, destroying shelters, health centres and other facilities.
Cardinal John Dew told a royal commission of inquiry that the Church in New Zealand is ashamed and saddened that people suffered abuse while in its care. Source: NZ Catholic.
St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has launched a flood appeal to help those affected by the heavy rains and flooding across the state and is asking Australians to give generously.