The diversity and unity of the vast Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie was on show for a worldwide audience at the installation ceremony of Bishop Karol Kulczycki SDS yesterday. Source: The Southern Cross.
A Dutch cardinal says proposals to amend Dutch law to allow the euthanasia of children represent the latest descent down the “slippery slope” of the killing of patients by doctors. Source: Crux.
Members of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry met online for their 22nd annual “Conversation” last week. Source: Australian Jewish News.
The hard work and generosity of more than 200 participants across New South Wales has raised more than $135,000 – and counting – to help address homelessness in local communities. Source: Vinnies NSW.
The rise of popular movements around the world is proof that today’s profit-driven economic system fails to place human dignity at its centre, said Cardinal Peter Turkson. Source: CNS.
Victoria’s bishops have announced the merging of CatholicCare Melbourne and Gippsland, Centacare Ballarat and CatholicCare Sandhurst, to form a new entity: CatholicCare Victoria. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Staff and volunteers across the social sector are feeling anxious, stressed and overwhelmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with new research showing many people in the sector are struggling to take good care of themselves. Source: Pro Bono News.
Pope Francis said yesterday that he asks for St John Paul II’s intercession for all hearts to be inspired with a respect for life and prays for strength for those who welcome life with heroic love. Source: CNA.
Tricia O’Keeffe claims she is “just an ordinary person”, but to the Faith and Light communities she is a dedicated advocate for those living with an intellectual disability. Source: The Bridge.
The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are inviting Catholic women to apply for the Study and Mentoring Leadership Program, which offers financial and personal support while undertaking theological studies. Source: The Good Oil.
The practice of the Catholic faith in Tasmania has largely returned to normal with the reinstatement of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Catholic bishops, academics and policy experts in the United States have hailed the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Source: CNA.
Church leaders in Pakistan are offering condolences to the victims of an explosion that killed seven people at a religious school near the Afghan border yesterday. Source: UCA News.
Scott Morrison has given his strongest indication yet that JobSeeker payments for the unemployed will continue to be paid at an elevated rate beyond this year. Source: SBS News.
Catholic Health Australia is paying tribute to the 80,000 hospital and aged care workers across its network for their extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 crisis with a series of new films. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The ordination of Adelaide Archdiocese’s newest priest, Fr Pasquale (Pat) Lopresti, at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Saturday was an opportunity to celebrate the “great generosity of God”. Source: The Southern Cross.
Francis Sullivan has been elected the new chair of Catholic Social Services Australia Ltd during the first meeting of the entity since its recent consolidation.
A research report on environmental changes in Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific countries has found local indigenous communities are experiencing severe impacts as a result of a changing climate. Source: Caritas Australia.