A major overhaul of the storage of vestments and other liturgical textiles is under way at Tasmania’s archdiocesan archives. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
The Vatican’s Christmas tree and Nativity scene in St Peter’s Square were unveiled in a ceremony on Friday. Source: CNS.
The Church’s entry into the National Redress Scheme will take place as dioceses are ready, rather than the original plan to have all dioceses enter at once. Source: ACBC.
While the child abuse royal commission shone a much-needed light on clergy assaults against children, adults who have also been the victims of sexual misconduct by priests say they are yet to be properly recognised. Source: The Age.
A Sydney parish has been forced to cancel its inaugural Christmas light show after $10,000 worth of the display was stolen last week. Source: Daily Telegraph.
A visit from the Apostleship of the Sea ministry brought some early Christmas cheer for seafarers on three ships docked at Port Botany in Sydney. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Celebrating the feast of the Immaculate Conception in Rome on Saturday, Pope Francis prayed for people struggling to survive and for families who face the same lack of welcome that Mary and Joseph experienced. Source: CNS.
The Vatican’s foreign minister has told a group of his European counterparts that discrimination against Christians might well be termed “the last acceptable prejudice” in many societies. Source: Crux.
Seven French monks and 12 other clergy killed during Algeria’s civil war were beatified on Saturday in the first ceremony of its kind in a Muslim nation. Source: SBS News.
A push to urgently transfer sick asylum-seekers on Manus Island and Nauru to Australia has been put off until next year, saving the Coalition Government from a humiliating parliamentary defeat. Source: 9news.com.au.
Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for December, which focuses on people who pass on the faith. Source: Vatican News.
Pope Francis has approved a new set of laws concerning the structure and governance of Vatican City State in an effort to simplify its many offices and activities and to boost oversight, transparency and budgetary controls. Source: CNS.
Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Edward Wilson is a free man after winning an appeal against his conviction for covering up child sexual abuse. Source: The Advertiser.
A 59-year-old priest has been injured in an acid attack in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua. Source: BBC News.
“Everyone in this world has something to offer. If only we open our hearts and welcome all relationships, we will be able to be with people rather than for people," says national L'Arche leader David Treanor. Source: The eRecord.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is like an over-rich Christmas cake. It has plenty of ingredients in the mix: some are very tasty, some you would put aside and some make you wonder why they are there in the first place. Source: ACOFB.
The Missionary Sisters of Service (MSS) commenced a year-long celebration marking the order's 75th anniversary with a pilgrimage across Tasmania to Bruny Island, where the congregation was founded. Source: Highways and Byways.
Parents must take responsibility for young people using their smartphones, including cracking down on rampant teen sexting, a Catholic education leader says. Source: The Catholic Leader.