More than 300 students from 36 schools across New South Wales attended the NSW Catholic Earthcare Youth Summit, which discussed environmental advocacy on the personal, community and international level. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Cameroon’s English-speaking bishops have condemned attacks on schools in the country’s conflict-ridden North West and South West regions. Source: Crux.
Federal spending on aged care will double by 2030 putting more pressure on the Budget, according to new research that warns older Australians may have to use savings to help them into their later years. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Sydney Archdiocese’s Anti-Slavery Taskforce has cautiously welcomed the passing of an amended Modern Slavery Act through the New South Wales Parliament. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
The Association of Portuguese Catholic Doctors has thanked President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa for vetoing a euthanasia bill passed by the Portuguese parliament last month. Source: CNA.
As he returned to an island that has become a symbol of Europe’s refugee crisis, Pope Francis yesterday chided world leaders for their “cynical disregard” of the plight of migrants. Source: NCR Online.
A new evidence-based resource aims to support children and young people to understand and manage the social and emotional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: The MacKillop Institute.
The chair of Yoo-rrook Justice Commission has called on Victorians to join with First Nations peoples to engage in the process of truth-telling, justice and healing. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Renters in regional Australia are facing forced evictions as inflation pressures push up the cost of housing and COVID-19 forces mass exodus from bigger cities. Source: Catholic Social Services Australia.
A leading economic think tank has warned that up to 550,000 Australians born in the coming decade face lives of poverty if the nation’s approach to tackling disadvantage does not change. Source: The Age.
The Church is a mosaic of different rites and cultures and must show the world the beauty of welcoming all people as brothers and sisters, Pope Francis told the Catholics of Cyprus. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Michel Aupetit on Thursday amid a controversy surrounding an alleged prior relationship with a woman before he was Archbishop of Paris. Source: CNA.
Scott Morrison was forced to postpone a vote on his religious discrimination bill yesterday amid concerns moderate Liberal MPs would join Labor, the Greens and crossbenchers to stall its passage. Source: The Australian.
In oral arguments for the United States Supreme Court’s first major abortion case in decades, looking at Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the majority of justices seemed willing to uphold the ban. Source: CNS.
In a moment of joy shared by people around the country, Leila and Danny Abdallah have announced their “blessing sent from above” in the gift of their seventh child, due in March. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
A generous $100,000 donation from a member of the Catholic community has helped turn a new northern Sydney house into a “real” home for five women with disabilities. Source: Seton Villa.
Today marks the commencement of Mercy Ministry Companions, a new ecclesial entity incorporating ministries in education, health and aged care, and community services. Source: Institute of the Sisters of Mercy.
In The Unforgivable, a woman finds it difficult to adjust to ordinary life after serving a 20-year sentence for the shooting of the local sheriff. Source: Jesuit Media.