The Morrison Government faces a Senate veto of its effort to repeal the law requiring medical transfers of refugees from offshore detention, throwing into doubt plans to close the Christmas Island detention facility. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Catholic Health Australia says it looks forward to continuing to work with the Morrison Government to improve health outcomes for Australians, following the Coalition's federal election win.
Doctors have begun switching off the life support of a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the past decade, in a hugely controversial case that has divided France. Source: SBS News.
A delegation from the United Arab Emirates embassy in Canberra visited Archbishop Christopher Prowse last week as part of the observation of the UAE’s’ “Year of Tolerance”. Source: Catholic Voice.
Pope Francis has condemned food waste, saying throwing away food is like throwing away people. Source: CNS.
“Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness” is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the next World Meeting of Families, due to take place in Rome in June 2021. Source: Vatican News.
Victoria is facing intense pressure to sign up to the Morrison Government’s school funding deal, with federal funds set to stop flowing to state, Catholic and independent schools at the end of next month. Source: The Age.
There are many questions being asked in the wake of Saturday’s unexpected federal election result. But it’s business as usual for Catholic Social Services Australia, writes Brenton Prosser.
Students from three Brisbane university campus ministries are on a mission to 'reclaim' their faith. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Experts fear the short time frame to design and build a replacement for the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral roof could be "a one-liner" joke. Source: ABC News.
An event being held in Brisbane later this year promises to explore the many fascinating aspects of Catholic missionaries coming to Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The number of people sleeping rough in Western Australia is on the increase, according to a new report by The University of Notre Dame Australia. Source: The eRecord.
People’s attitudes toward nature, economic systems and consumption habits need to radically change to promote a more sustainable and caring world, participants at a Vatican-sponsored conference said. Source: CNS.
Religious communities across western Sydney have punished Labor, with the growing concerns around religious freedoms swinging votes towards the Liberal Party in the traditional ALP heartland. Source: The Australian.
Pope Francis is encouraging free and humble journalism that does not indulge in selling the “rotten food of misinformation” but instead offers the healthy bread of truth and goodness. Source: Vatican News.
The Irish bishops have called on people to “reflect deeply on the implications” of the next week’s divorce referendum, saying “the common good would be better served” by supporting and resourcing married couples. Source: The Irish Times.
Spanish laywoman, chemist and researcher Guadalupe Ortiz de Landazuri has been beatified during a ceremony in Madrid. Source: Zenit.
State after state in the US is passing sweeping abortion restrictions, from Alabama's near total abortion ban to Ohio's 'foetal heartbeat' laws to Utah's ban after a pregnancy reaches 18 weeks, writes Elizabeth Dias. Source: SMH/New York Times.