Not everyone meets a saint in their lifetime, let alone two, but Darwin Bishop-elect Charles Gauci can make that claim. Source: The Southern Cross.
There’s no letup in the school funding battle. It has featured in the last two rounds of federal by-elections, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: Eureka Street.
Australia’s homelessness and affordable housing situation will worsen unless governments fund more social housing, according to speakers at a national conference on homelessness. Source: The New Daily.
Pope Francis sent words of condolence and solidarity to Indonesian authorities after a powerful magnitude 7 earthquake struck Lombok Island on Sunday, killing at least 91 people. Source: CNS.
Catholic leaders in Greece have urged their country to learn lessons from the worst wildfires in a century, which left at least 91 people dead and more than 500 injured. Source: The Tablet.
About 200 seminarians travelled to Sydney to compete in the annual Inter-seminary Soccer Competition at Patrician Brothers' College, Blacktown. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Cardinal Peter Turkson has penned a message for next month's World Tourism Day, focusing on how digital technology has transformed our age and behaviours. Source: Vatican News.
Pope Francis has again put the cat among the pigeons by approving a change to the Catechism that declares the death penalty “inadmissible”, writes Anna Rowlands. Source: ABC Religion and Ethics.
An Australian priest will be honoured by the postal department of India with the issue of a first day cover and postage stamp to mark the centenary of his birth. Source: Australian Jesuits.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he will not call a referendum to establish an Indigenous voice to Parliament, despite leaders saying the survival of their communities depend on it. Source: ABC News.
An Australian aged care expert has told a United Nations forum in New York that access to quality long-term care and palliative care are crucial to the global ageing society. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A Catholic church in China has been demolished by government agents, the latest in a series of church demolitions in the country. Source: Crux.
It is not wrong to be concerned with the daily necessities of life, but strengthening one’s relationship with Jesus is of far greater importance, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.
More than 50 teachers in western Sydney have signed up to further study in order to address the shortage of maths teachers. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
With New South Wales among areas experiencing severe drought, the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has launched an appeal to raise funds for rural communities in need.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will release its formal response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse by the end of the month.
Broken Bay Vicar General Fr David Ranson has been appointed Diocesan Administrator following the appointment of Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli to the Melbourne Archdiocese. Source: Broken Bay News.
Their arrival in suburban Melbourne was marred by anti-immigration protests but, two years on, more than 60 Syrian and Iraqi refugees are now at home in Australia. Source: SBS News.