- May 23, 2020
Australia’s highest court will deliver its ruling next week on whether to overturn the convictions of Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse.
Archbishop Peter Comensoli of Melbourne has voiced his belief that the global COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has not only forced the Catholic Church to be more creative about how it evangelizes, but it is also reshaping how faith is lived in the family.
Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes of Agana urged people in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic to persevere in kindness.
Catholic dioceses in Australia began canceling Masses as the government limited indoor gatherings to fewer than 100 people in mid-March in an effort to contain COVID-19.
In a first for New Zealand, a permanent deacon participated in the episcopal ordination Mass of his son.
Australia’s highest court on Thursday said it will deliver a verdict at a later date on whether to overturn the convictions of the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of child sex abuse.