A bishop is warning an attempt to legalise euthanasia in Britain sends the message “that some lives are no longer worth fighting for”. Source: Crux.
Seeing how distressed parishioners were at being locked out of their church, a Parramatta Diocese priest has written a book of reflections to help them cope and even find goodness that might come from the pandemic. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria has encouraged families experiencing difficulties with fees to approach their schools. Source: The Age.
Silent prayer with the Gospel is the “secret to spiritual health”, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address yesterday. Source: CNA.
Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick pleaded not guilty on Friday in a Massachusetts court, where he is facing three counts of sexually assaulting a teenager in the 1970s. Source: CNS.
Decriminalising prostitution is back on the political agenda in South Australia with a parliamentary select committee poised to complete its review of a bill introduced last year. Source: The Southern Cross.
In a first for Sale Diocese, parishes and schools across the region will unite this week to celebrate Child Safety Week, with the theme “Every child in every community needs a fair go”.
One in four Australian adults – five million people – say someone they know, or have heard of through friends or relatives, has committed suicide or attempted to in the past 12 months. Source: The Australian.
New Zealand’s Catholic bishops have condemned a terrorist attack in an Auckland supermarket on Friday, which saw seven people injured and the perpetrator shot and killed by police.
Anti-slavery advocates are hopeful they can win Coalition support for legislation banning the importation of goods made with forced labour, amid concerns current laws aren’t strong enough. Source: Pro Bono News.
As the situation in Lebanon continues to worsen, its Maronite Catholic bishops have warned the country’s future is ‘a matter of life or death’. Source: Crux.
Pope Francis has released his prayer intention for the month of September, inviting people to pray that everyone might make simple and sustainable lifestyle choices. Source: Vatican News.
Victoria’s police and criminal justice systems erred so seriously in relation to Cardinal George Pell it shows neither abuse victims, complainants or the accused could rely on them, says Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
The challenges of being the only hearing member of a close-knit family are movingly explored in CODA, the title of which is an acronym for child of deaf adults. Source: CNS.
There is growing fear among Catholic providers of disability services that the National Disability Insurance Scheme will not deliver the level of support that clients and providers need, says Catholic Social Services Australia.
Attorney-General Michaelia Cash is signalling that new laws to fight discrimination against people of faith will not morph into a religious bill of rights. Source: The Australian.
Adelaide Archbishop Patrick O’Regan has formally signed the National Park City Charter on behalf of the city’s Catholic community. Source: The Southern Cross.
Queensland Catholic hospitals and aged care operators have joined forces with senior doctors to push their case about the impact on their operations if euthanasia legislation passes later this month. Source: Catholic Health Australia.