COVID-19 and acts of ‘unusual kindness’ – the call to every Christian community.
The St Vincent de Paul Society’s National Council has called on the Federal Government to establish an expert panel to advise it on revisions to Social Security payment rates that were originally designed to keep people out of poverty.
Shortly after the commencement of Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten appeal Project Compassion, the coronavirus pandemic struck the country, closing schools, workplaces and churches and leaving the nation largely confined to our homes. With the growing need for Caritas Australia to help protect vulnerable communities globally from the virus, singer Gary Pinto and his band of star-studded collaborators stepped in to raise spirits and much needed funds.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Australians’ lives, including their worship, the Catholic bishops will entrust the country to the care of Mary Help of Christians on her feast day next week.
I would like to devote this year’s Message to the theme of storytelling, because I believe that, so as not to lose our bearings, we need to make our own the truth contained in good stories.