• Force used on religious groups violating COVID-19 worship restriction
    A new Pew Research Centre analysis finds that nearly a quarter of 198 countries and territories analysed used police and government force on religious groups who disobeyed COVID-19 worship restrictions. Source: The Christian Post. The post Force used on religious groups violating COVID-19 worship restriction appeared first on CathNews. Read more »
  • Social security payments get biggest lift in decades
    Young people, students and carers will receive the biggest boost to their social security payments in decades on New Year’s Day, but social welfare advocates say it is still not enough. Source: The Guardian. The post Social security payments get biggest lift in decades appeared first on CathNews. Read more »
  • Vinnies welcomes new protections for vulnerable consumers
    The St Vincent de Paul Society has welcomed the Senate’s passage of reforms to protect consumers from spiralling debt through payday loans and consumer leases. The post Vinnies welcomes new protections for vulnerable consumers appeared first on CathNews. Read more »
  • Fly-in fly-out euthanasia squads immoral: Bishop Harris
    Townsville Bishop Tim Harris has called on the Queensland Government to rescind a decision to fund doctors flying to regional parts of the state to help terminally ill patients end their lives. Source: The Catholic Leader. The post Fly-in fly-out euthanasia squads immoral: Bishop Harris appeared first on CathNews. Read more »
  • Italy’s southern bishops gear up to support anti-mafia priests
    Italy’s bishops conference for the southern region of Campania, notorious for its mafia activity, has announced the establishment of diocesan commissions to support and guide anti-mafia priests. Source: Crux. The post Italy’s southern bishops gear up to support anti-mafia priests appeared first on CathNews. Read more »
  • Big grant to support caregivers raising children with disabilities
    A $6.9 million grant will allow an Australian Catholic University-led consortium to deliver a program that will empower, support and connect caregivers raising children with developmental concerns or disabilities. The post Big grant to support caregivers raising children with disabilities appeared first on CathNews. Read more »
  • Creche helps us rediscover true richness of Christmas: Pope
    Stopping to gaze at and perhaps pray before a Nativity scene is one of the best ways to remember the real meaning of Christmas, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS. The post Creche helps us rediscover true richness of Christmas: Pope appeared first on CathNews. Read more »
  • School’s out for education chief after almost 50 years
    Almost 50 years ago, a young Gerard Mowbray threw on his safari suit and took up his first teaching post at St Mary’s High, Gateshead, New South Wales – an all-girls school led by the Josephite Sisters. Source: MNnews.Today. The post School’s out for education chief after almost 50 years… Read more »
  • Commission calls for age of criminal responsibility to be raised to 14
    Victoria’s Yoorrook Justice Commission has called for the age of criminal responsibility to be raised from 10 to at least 14, to help stop vulnerable Indigenous children getting “lost in the pipeline” of child protection and criminal justice systems. Source: The Age. The post Commission calls for age of criminal… Read more »