Catholic proponents of nuclear disarmament joined scientists in calling on US President Joe Biden to pursue a plan to end the threat of nuclear weapons. Source: NCR Online.
The main suspect in the Vatican’s corruption investigation into a London real estate venture was taken into custody in London yesterday after he appeared for his first extradition hearing. Source: Crux.
Today marks 40 years since the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in St Peter’s Square, writes Alessandro Gisotti. Source: Vatican News.
Centacare Geraldton has been handed $2.4 million to help get rough sleepers into housing in a bid to tackle the West Australian city’s growing homelessness problem. Source: Geraldton Guardian.
Persistent prayer can lead to miracles “because prayer goes directly to the heart of the tenderness of God”, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.
A Melbourne mum has written a children’s book on the Mass that explains it in a simple way without taking away the sense of mystery and importance of what takes place. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
A new walking trail through the streets of the Adelaide suburbs of Kensington and Norwood brings to life the area’s connection with Australia’s first canonised saint, Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Source: The Southern Cross.
A coalition of some of the country’s largest social service providers welcomes important spending measures but says the Budget fails to address growing inequality in Australia.
A parliamentary debate on voluntary assisted dying is a step closer in Queensland with draft laws now in the hands of Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman. Source: 7News.com.au.
Catholic Health Australia members have raised $356,200 to help fight COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea, exceeding a fundraising goal of $250,000. Source: Caritas Australia.
Priests and pastoral workers in Germany have defied the Vatican by conducting blessing ceremonies attended by same-sex couples. Source: CNA.
Refugees and asylum-seekers are being supplied with crucial medicines thanks to a collaboration between The Sisters of the Good Samaritan Foundation and Jesuit Refugee Service. Source: The Good Oil.
An international coalition of lay Christians, including Australian MP Kevin Andrews, has launched a campaign to support a global prayer effort focusing on the persecuted and repressed in China. Source: UCA News.
A Brisbane Mass centre that doubles as a sanctuary for the city's homeless and vulnerable has teamed up with a Catholic health care provider to introduce a regular visit by a registered nurse. Source: The Catholic Leader.
More than $53 billion in new stimulus payments and funding for key services will be thrown at the economy to lock in the COVID-19 recovery, with a balanced Budget put off for at least another decade. Source: The Australian.
Calling for formal recognition of “those lay men and women who feel called by virtue of their baptism to cooperate in the work of catechesis", Pope Francis has instituted the “ministry of catechist.” Source: CNS.
The Vatican has announced the creation of a working group with the aim of excommunicating members of the mafia. Source: Vatican News.
Catholic health and education agencies have welcomed Budget funding for aged care and disability as well as early childhood learning and support for gender equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls.