Plans are under way for a solemn opening in February of the sainthood cause of Fr Pedro Arrupe, superior general of the Jesuits from 1965 to 1983. Source: Crux.
A massive funding injection is needed into social housing and homeless services, says the former head of the St Vincent de Paul Society, John Falzon. Source: The Advocate.
The US bishops overwhelmingly approved a pastoral letter against racism yesterday during their general assembly in Baltimore. Source: CNS.
Gossiping kills “because the tongue kills, like a knife", Pope Francis told pilgrims gathered at St Peter's Square yesterday for his weekly general audience. Source: Vatican News.
Days after the West Australian Government declared it will forge ahead with euthanasia laws, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has ordered an inquiry into whether the state should also introduce assisted suicide laws. Source: SBS News.
The man behind a new Holocaust museum to be built at a property owned by the Adelaide Archdiocese is confident that a funding goal of $250,000 will be reached by early next year. Source: The Southern Cross.
Students from a Melbourne Catholic primary school came together with war veterans and Indigenous representatives at the unveiling of mosaic murals at the Austin Repatriation Hospital in Heidelberg. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
A group of high-achieving Sydney school leavers have arrived in Europe to begin a three-week study on the history of Western Civilisation. Source: ACU.
Two months after being baptised a Catholic, former governor-general and declared atheist Bill Hayden is eagerly anticipating the joy of his First Holy Communion. Source: The Catholic Leader.
At least half the 36 MPs in Western Australia’s Upper House plan to vote in favour of voluntary euthanasia laws, which would be enough to get the legislation passed. Source: The West Australian.
Pope Francis will travel to the North African nation of Morocco in March, the Vatican announced yesterday. Source: Crux.
The Senate has rejected a bid by Peter Dutton to subject 108 asylum-seekers in Australia to a fast-track refugee application process that limits their rights of appeal. Source: The Guardian.
More than 60 youth ambassadors have been commissioned by Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB to advocate for young people’s engagement in the life of the Church. Source: The eRecord.
It’s hard to imagine South Australia’s Mary MacKillop Penola Centre without its esteemed leader but Claire Larkin OAM insists the museum will continue to flourish now that she has retired. Source: The Southern Cross.
Child sexual abuse survivors are worried they will die before getting redress payments, as one man died in hospital the day after getting an offer. Source: SBS News.
Singapore Archdiocese has introduced a new policy to ensure couples are taking the time they need to properly prepare for marriage. Source: CNA.
Drones are delivering children’s vaccines in Vanuatu in a world-first commercial project to help ease infant mortality rates in the Pacific Island nation. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A Melbourne schoolboy who gifted a gold-painted pasta necklace to the Duchess of Sussex on her recent Australian tour has donated $8,000 to Mercy Perinatal for research to help prevent stillbirth. Source: Mercy Health.