Pope Francis says the path to holiness consists in daily acts of charity, joy and a sense of humour while warning Catholics against ideologies that suggest God’s grace is controlled by doctrine. Source: The Tablet.
A proposed law to target foreign interference in elections will need to be dramatically rewritten so it doesn’t confuse political agents with charities and interest groups, a parliamentary committee report says. Source: The Australian.
The people of Humboldt in Saskatchewan, Canada, gathered on Sunday for an interfaith service to mourn 15 people who died after the bus carrying the town’s junior hockey team collided with a truck. Source: Crux.
A volume of the first illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the invention of the printing press more than 500 years ago is on display at Notre Dame University’s Fremantle Campus.
Thirteen young women from across Australia gathered in Sydney last week as part of the inaugural intake for an inspiring new education and formation program called Leadership for Mission. Source: OPW.
Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson’s lawyers are seeking to call evidence from two people to prove he had a tendency to report allegations of child sexual abuse to the authorities. Source: Newcastle Herald.
Fr Danny Nouh—the first married man ordained for the Maronite Church in Australia—says his ordination last month was “surreal” and brought many people back to the Church. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
More than 1300 Greek Orthodox parishioners participated in a unique Easter celebration at a Catholic church in Adelaide after fire destroyed their church at Glenelg North last week. Source: The Southern Cross.
In his April prayer video, Pope Francis requests prayers for those who have a big responsibility when it comes to economic affairs, that they will always value what is good for the human person over profit. Source: CNA.
Members of federal parliament’s joint standing committee on electoral matters will meet this morning to discuss a deal on controversial changes that have charities and not-for-profit groups concerned. Source: The Guardian.
Some of the most ardent opponents to Pope Francis’s controversial 2016 document on the family, Amoris Laetitia, held a summit in Rome on Saturday. Source: Crux.
Feeling ashamed of one’s sins does not mean wallowing in guilt, rather it is the gateway all men and women can use to experience firsthand God’s tender mercy and forgiveness, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis yesterday condemned the use of chemical weapons after a deadly attack on Saturday killed dozens of innocent men, women and children in Syria. Source: The Tablet.
The Vatican has arrested a monsignor who worked as a diplomat at its embassy in Washington and is suspected of possessing child sexual abuse material. Source: The Age.
Regular sacramental life began at Australia’s newest Catholic faith community yesterday, when Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. celebrated the inaugural Mass at St Luke’s, Marsden Park. Source: Catholic Outlook.
If it wasn’t for a chance encounter with a homeless healthcare service in Hobart, Ian Bailey might be dead. Source: ABC News.
Tasmanian Catholic school student Sam Walker will tonight become the youngest male athlete to represent Australia at a Commonwealth Games. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
A Queensland couple with seven children will lead the official Australian pilgrimage to the ninth World Meeting of Families conference in Dublin in August. Source: The Catholic Leader.