Silence is an “extremely significant part” of life at Jamberoo Abbey, according to Benedictine Abbess Hilda Scott. Source: ABC Life Matters.
Pope Francis is “deeply saddened” by a bombing at a market in the Iraqi capital that killed at least 30 people. Source: CNA.
Leading Australian charities have asked the United Nations to urgently intervene against plans by the Morrison Government to shut down organisations engaging in advocacy. Source: Australian Financial Review.
Pope Francis’ September trip to Hungary and Slovakia features a packed schedule that shows he has no intention of slowing down despite his recent recovery from colon surgery. Source: NCR Online.
The Archdiocese of Sydney Centre for Evangelisation has introduced some online initiatives to sustain and enrich the spiritual life of Catholics in lockdown. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Today is the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Good Samaritan Education, which continues the work of the Good Samaritan Sisters in providing a distinctive Catholic education, writes Moira Najdecki.
The ACT’s Labor-Greens controlled Parliament would likely pass the “most extreme” voluntary euthanasia laws in the country if granted the power to legislate on the issue, Liberal Senator Zed Seselja has warned. Source: Canberra Times.
The general secretariat of the Synod of Bishops has named the members of a steering committee and two commissions helping to prepare the 2023 synod, including Australians Fr Ormond Rush and Adjunct Professor Susan Pascoe. Source: CNA.
Two architects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme have lashed the Commonwealth Government and the scheme’s agency for mishandling the $25 billion-a-year scheme. Source: The Australian.
A program to increase connection to and understanding of Indigenous culture and heritage has been a positive experience for all involved at St Michael’s College in Adelaide, according to facilitator Martin Pascoe. Source: The Southern Cross.
European bishops have called on the European Union to do more to protect religious freedom as part of efforts to strengthen the bloc’s role as a “global humanitarian, development, economic and peace actor.” Source: CNS.
Coronavirus outbreaks have plunged more than half of Australia into lockdown, sparking calls for more federal support. Source: SBS News.
Catholic churches in Germany have offered spiritual and financial support to survivors of devastating flooding in two regions of the country. Source: Crux.
More than 750 Catholic school students from across North Queensland are this week gathering at Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre to pull together a major arts concert in just five days. Source: Townsville Catholic Education.
Catholic Religious Australia has written to the Morrison Government, highlighting where its refugee and asylum-seeker policies do not uphold Australia’s international human rights obligations.
A new conference for seminarians across Australia aims to improve the connection between men training for the priesthood. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Monique Earsman, whose has worked in the federal and ACT parliaments and within the Church, has been named the new executive director of Catholic Social Services Australia.
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP says Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich’s plan to introduce a euthanasia bill to the New South Wales Parliament is “particularly insensitive” during the pandemic. Source: Sydney Archdiocese.