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NT surveys public support on euthanasia for mentally ill 

Northern Territory Labor is surveying whether there is public support for allowing people to access euthanasia because of mental illness, prompting concerns the Government is considering offering vulnerable patients “death instead of the support they need”. Source: The Australian.

New South Wales

Court confirms Catholic Cemeteries a charitable organisation

Catholic Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust has welcomed a ruling by the New South Wales Court of Appeal that confirms its status as a charitable organisation. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

In The Dioceses Liturgy

‘In faith, you are not alone’

The Rite of Election was held in cathedrals across Australia on the first Sunday of Lent, an important step for those participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation and preparing to be received into the Catholic Church at Easter.

Religious Freedom Sport

AFL clubs urged to deal with ‘the inclusion dilemma’

AFL clubs that promote themselves as inclusive need to “do the work” to ensure different views on race, religious freedom and sexuality can be raised, even if it makes some people uncomfortable, according to a new report. Source: The Age.

Project Compassion

Project Compassion helps Ronita feel ‘hopeful for the future’

Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion campaign this week introduces Ronita, a young mother of two who has been supported to finish her education and secure work.

HIgher Education

Notre Dame collaborates with Catholic University of Croatia

The University of Notre Dame Australia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Catholic University of Croatia which will open up opportunities for staff and student exchange, research collaboration and joint events.

Environment Opinion

Every bishop should decarbonise his diocese 

It is important for Catholics to celebrate World Day of Social Justice, writes Catholic social teaching and climate change expert Daniel DiLeo. Source: NCR Online. 

Archives Middle East

Top papal aide condemns antisemitism, calls for Gaza ceasefire 

Cardinal Mario Zuppi has condemned the rise of antisemitism since the outbreak of the war in Gaza and has called for a ceasefire, saying Israel’s military offensive does not justify the rising civilian death count. Source: Crux.

South East Asia

Church in Philippines calls on museum to return ‘stolen’ pulpit panels

The Church in the Philippines has demanded the return of “stolen” pulpit panels now on display at the National Museum in Manila. Source: UCA News.