Season of Creation to conclude with new papal encyclical Season of Creation to conclude with new papal encyclical

Season of Creation to conclude with new papal encyclical

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Communications Office ‘Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress the damage caused by human abuse of God’s creation,’ Pope Francis tweeted on 25 September, to mark the closing weeks of Season of Creation.This year, the Season of Creation will conclude for Catholics with a new encyclical from Pope Francis, Fratelli tutti, or ‘All brothers and sisters,’ based on the words of Saint Francis himself. The letter is expected to explore themes of friendship and unity in a time of growing fragmentation, with focus on the human family...

Catholic hospitals call for more at-home care

Wednesday 30 September 2020

A major new report from Catholic Health Australia is calling on the Federal Government to unlock funding to allow more Australians to be treated in the comfort of their own home.
The report, Out of Hospital Care in Australia – Advancing Health’s Missing Sector, finds current funding mechanisms prevent many private health patients from accessing hospital level care in their home for services such as renal dialysis, mental health, post-natal services, palliative care, and chemotherapy. 

The report's authors say there is demand for more out of hospital care and it would present a better option for many patients. But, any increase in OOH services must not come at the expense of standards of care.

Putting a lower value on older lives is unethical

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Toby Hall and Dr Daniel Fleming, St Vincent’s Health Australia
Commentary on the pandemic that suggests some lives are worth more than others is troubling, write St Vincent’s Health Australia’s Toby Hall and Dr Daniel Fleming, in response to an Op Ed published in The Age by the University of Melbourne’s vice-chancellor, Professor Duncan Maskell, asking Victorians to accept the unavoidable reality of mortality. 

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