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An Open Letter to the Premier from the Catholic Bishops of Victoria An Open Letter to the Premier from the Catholic Bishops of Victoria

An Open Letter to the Premier from the Catholic Bishops of Victoria

Friday 25 September 2020

Communications Office
 
The Catholic Bishops of Victoria have written an open letter to Premier Daniel Andrews raising concerns of unfairness in COVID restrictions to people of faith. In regional Victoria, more people can gather inside in a restaurant than in a church. The Bishops simply ask for fairness and parity between places of worship and other sectors like hospitality.

COVID and the Road Ahead

Thursday 24 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Victorians have been in exile from the homeland of our humanity for six months now. Throughout this exile, hope has been hard to come by as fear, fatigue and frustration have taken hold. Now, a way out of captivity has been set before us. Every Victorian has an interest in the Government’s Roadmap towards a ‘COVID-normal’ destination. But what do we actually want that destination to look like, and how might it shape the road ahead?

Liturgy, Prayer, Pastoral Care and Pandemics: Upcoming ACU public lecture

Thursday 25 September 2020

ACU Centre for Liturgy
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our experiences of liturgy and public prayer as never before. Providing pastoral care to the sick and dying in high-risk environments alongside health professionals engaged in medical care, has necessitated the development of innovative approaches to this vital work. The ACU Centre for Liturgy will examine this current reality in “Liturgy, Prayer, Pastoral Care and Pandemics,” a free public lecture presented live online from New York, USA by Sr Professor Julia Upton rsm of St John’s University (New York) on Monday 12 October via Zoom.

Vatican reaffirms, clarifies Church teachings on end-of-life care

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Catholic News Service (CNS)
 
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia in many countries, and questions concerning what is morally permissible regarding end-of-life care, the Vatican’s doctrinal office released a 25-page letter offering “a moral and practical clarification” on the care of vulnerable patients. “The church is convinced of the necessity to reaffirm as definitive teaching that euthanasia is a crime against human life because, in this act, one chooses directly to cause the death of another innocent human being,” the document said.
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