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The Christian Democratic Party has introduced a bill to the New South Wales Legislative Council to bolster protections of religious freedom. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople have called on Christians to build a culture of solidarity in the face of growing global economic inequality. Source: Crux.
A Brisbane Catholic school student critically injured in a high-ropes incident on a school camp last week has been moved from intensive care to a ward. Source: Brisbane Times.
“How many of you read the Gospel for two minutes every day?” That was the question and invitation Pope Francis posed in a video message to young Argentinians. Source: Vatican News.
Indigenous students in Perth are turning negative experiences into positive messages of reconciliation and hope in their local community. Source: Centacare Employment and Training.
The head of Sydney Catholic Schools has signalled his intention to retire from the role at Easter next year. Source: Sydney Archdiocese.
The Turnbull Government is considering a new school funding model that would inject up to $1 billion extra into the Catholic sector. Source: The Australian.
Ireland has “obliterated” the right to life of the unborn and now stands on the brink of bringing in a liberal abortion regime, the Catholic Primate of All-Ireland has declared. Source: The Irish Times.
An historic church in Glenreagh, a small town northwest of Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, was destroyed by fire yesterday morning. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald.
Pope Francis yesterday appealed to people of goodwill to join in prayer for peace on the African continent. Source: Vatican News.
Australian missionary Sr Patricia Fox feels relieved at being granted a temporary reprieve from her deportation from the Philippines. Source: SBS News.
The Church’s new safeguarding organisation last week met with three significant groups as it continues its Australia-wide consultation on new safeguarding standards for the Church. Source: CPSL.
It’s time to close refugee camps on Nauru and Manus Island and put an end to this inhumane chapter in Australian history, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: Eureka Street.
Vicar General Fr Philip Marshall will take responsibility for the Adelaide Archdiocese from Archbishop Philip Wilson after the latter's conviction for concealment of historical child sexual abuse. Source: The Advertiser.
Broken Bay Bishop Peter Comensoli has called for safe zones around churches, connecting the idea to the 150m exclusion zones around abortion clinics endorsed by the New South Wales Upper House last week. Source: ABC News.
The glass coffin containing the body of St John XXIII was returned yesterday to his home diocese of Bergamo, Italy, to mark the 60th anniversary of his papal election and 55 years since his death. Source: CNS.
Loving wealth destroys the soul and cheating people of their just wages and benefits is a mortal sin, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Crux.
The head of Australia’s only liberal arts college has thrown support behind the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation’s bid to establish new university degrees in the discipline. Source: The Australian.