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Jesus ‘Christ, my hope, is risen,’ Pope Francis says, prays for coronavirus recovery at Easter Mass

POPE Francis has prayed that the political and economic planning for recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic would be inspired by concern for the common good and not for “the god, money.” “Today we pray for government officials, scientists (and) politicians who have begun to study the way out, the post-pandemic, this ‘after’ that already has begun, that they may find ... Read More »

Pope Francis prays for people who ‘suffer an unjust sentence’ hours after Cardinal Pell released

JUST hours after Cardinal George Pell was released from gaol Pope Francis spoke during Mass about the “persecution that Jesus suffered” and prayed for those “who suffer an unjust sentence”.  The High Court of Australia acquitted Cardinal Pell of child sexual abuse during a brief sitting in Brisbane yesterday (April 7), allowing the 78-year-old to be driven free from Victoria’s ... Read More »

Pope Francis releases Amazon synod response, described as not just for Amazon but Australia too

POPE Francis’s highly anticipated Apostolic Exhortation  “Querida Amazonia” (Beloved Amazonia), released by the Vatican on February 12, has been described as a document “not just for a distant and alien part of the world, but has much to offer the Catholic Church in Australia”.  “The Amazon is remote from us but the issues are not,” Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president ... Read More »

Australia sees inequality worsen and wealth grow

EXACTLY no one was surprised to read recent Oxfam data that Australia’s wealthiest one per cent had increased their share of wealth in 2019. Australia’s top one per cent, about 250,000 people, had captured more than double the wealth of the entire bottom 50 per cent, about 12.5 million people, the report stated. The report hit as Pope Francis sent ... Read More »

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