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In recognition of United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network has published the third Compendium of Modern Slavery Statements.
All taxpayers must stump up more, potentially through a new levy, and wealthier older Australians will need to dip into their private savings to lift the quality of aged care, a new proposal put to the Albanese Government warns. Source: The Australian.
The nature and scale of abuse set out in a New Zealand abuse royal commission interim report is abhorrent and should never have happened, NZ Catholic Bishops Conference general secretary Archbishop Paul Martin SM said yesterday. Source: NZ Catholic.
The chairman of the United States bishops’ peace committee has urged Catholics to pray fervently for progress in nuclear arms control, warning of the thousands of nuclear weapons in the world today and the “horrors” that would result from a nuclear exchange. Source: CNA.
Faced with the lamentable growing wave of disappeared persons in Mexico and with it the formation of groups — primarily mothers – looking for their missing children, the Primatial Archdiocese of Mexico is preparing a pastoral plan to accompany them. Source: National Catholic Register.
More than 2500 World Youth Day pilgrims from Australia and Oceania have been told they will “do great things” as the global Catholic celebration commenced in Lisbon. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli has accused the ACT Government of forcibly acquiring Calvary Public Hospital Bruce because its Catholic ethos was “inconvenient”, saying the takeover sets a “worrying precedent for civil society groups”. Source: The Australian.