World

Anti-VAX Sydney priests a headache

Monday, October 11th, 2021
SkyNews Australia

Priests refusing to get vaccinated are causing headaches for the hierarchy in Sydney, with parishioners soon to return to church. Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, has reportedly had complaints from churchgoers over priests who plan to return to delivering sermons without getting vaccinated. Sydney’s vicar-general, Father Gerry Gleeson, says a “handful” of priests have refused Read more

Pelosi calls pope meeting ‘spiritual, personal and official’ honour

Monday, October 11th, 2021
Pelosi meeting Pope

Nancy Pelosi, the US Speaker of the House had a private audience with Pope Francis, a meeting she called “a spiritual, personal and official honour.” “His Holiness’s leadership is a source of joy and hope for Catholics and for all people, challenging each of us to be good stewards of God’s creation, to act on Read more

“Same old, same old is suicide”, pope says

Monday, October 11th, 2021
Same old, same old

“Same old, same old is suicide”, said Pope Francis at an event launching a degree course on ecology and the environment at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome The course of studies, called “Care of our common home and protection of creation,” was established in cooperation with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, the spiritual Read more

Scottish development agency “gutted” Francis won’t attend COP26 climate summit

Monday, October 11th, 2021
Pope will not travel to COP26

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will not travel to Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit but stopped short of giving a reason for his non-attendance. The Director of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, Alistair Dutton, is said to be “gutted” over Francis no-show. The announcement was “an enormous disappointment for everyone who Read more

Kindness helps convent face grief as 11 nuns die of coronavirus

Monday, October 11th, 2021

The Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) congregation said Friday that Covid-19 claimed the life of another nun at their motherhouse compound in Quezon City. Mother Maria Corazon Agda, RVM Superior General, said that 11 members of the congregation have now died of the disease. “We may have our own version of 9/11 in our Read more

Colorado woman who won’t get vaccinated denied transplant

Monday, October 11th, 2021

When a Colorado woman found out her hospital wouldn’t approve her kidney transplant surgery until she got the COVID-19 vaccine, she was left with a difficult decision pitting her health needs against her religious beliefs. Leilani Lutali, a born-again Christian, went with her faith. Even though she has stage 5 kidney disease that puts her Read more

Colombian clinic reverses decision on woman’s euthanasia

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Martha Sepúlveda Campo, 51, was ready to die on Sunday. Days before, she had been all smiles while joking with her son and having a beer to celebrate what would have been her death by euthanasia. Sepúlveda would have been the first patient without an immediate terminal prognosis — those expected to live for six Read more

Vatican children’s hospital offers COVID booster to fragile patients

Monday, October 11th, 2021

New research conducted by the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesù children’s hospital in Rome has found anti-COVID vaccines to be effective in building immunity in young, immunocompromised patients, who are now being advised to get booster shots. An Oct. 4 hospital news bulletin offered fresh data on the efficacy of anti-COVID vaccines on young patients, particularly those Read more

German “synodal way” pushes Catholic teaching

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
National Catholic Reporter

The German “Synodal Way,” conference has approved a draft document that appears to be at odds with Catholic teaching on sexual morality. Called “Living in Successful Relationships – Living Love in Sexuality and Partnership,” Vatican News says the draft document clearly rejects “conversion therapies for homosexuals”, pleads on behalf of “homosexual partnerships and remarried divorcees Read more

New NSW Premier a man of faith

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
News.co.au

Dominic Perrottet (38), NSW’s premier, is a Catholic. Having a Christian faith is part of who he is and inspires him to make a difference wherever he goes, he says. Described as being a social and economic conservative, Perrottet won a NSW Liberal party room ballot on Tuesday morning. He replaces Gladys Berejiklian and will Read more