Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, asserting that “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person”. Source: The Tablet.
Pope Francis yesterday released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for August, which this month is “for the treasure of Families”. Source: Vatican News.
A new survey has found that the majority of religious order superiors in the United States believe women should be allowed to serve as ordained deacons. Source: Crux.
The requirement for military chaplains to belong to a recognised religious denomination is discriminatory, according to a humanist chaplain's complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission. Source: The Guardian.
A 14-year-old girl has been denied bail after being charged over a stabbing at an Adelaide Catholic school. Source: The Advertiser.
Catholic Religious Australia has expressed concern about long-term effects of nuclear waste storage, as the Turnbull Government considers three possible sites to build a nuclear waste facility in South Australia.
Brisbane man Raptor won’t be wondering where his next few meals will come from after winning a photography competition showcasing the life of homeless and vulnerable men and women. Source: The Catholic Leader.
In Mission:Impossible – Fallout, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is under suspicion from his own spy agency and trying to prevent a global catastrophe after the failure of a previous mission. Source: ACOFB.
A 50-year-old man believed to be picking up a child from after-school care at a Canberra Catholic school yesterday died after a vehicle explosion in a car park in front of the school. Source: Canberra Times.
Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli took his seat at St Patrick's Cathedral last night as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne, in a ceremony rich in the symbolism and magisterial ritual of the Church. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Australian Catholic social services, individual parishes and dioceses have swung into action to assist regional and rural communities suffering hardship due to prolonged drought. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Christians in Pakistan have mixed feelings after Imran Khan’s election victory last week. Source: Vatican News.
When a person puts an object or a philosophy above God, it not only destroys happiness, it hinders the ability to experience real love, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.
Permission from a court will no longer be required to remove feeding tubes and hydration from patients in a permanent vegetative state in the United Kingdom, the UK Supreme Court said on Monday. Source: Crux.
One in six young Australians have experienced homelessness, with family violence the leading cause for them to leave home, new statistics show. Source: SBS News.
Boxes filled with clothing, toys and stationery items and wrapped with hope and love are sent from a Tasmanian parish to the Philippines each year. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has hit back at Queensland’s pro-abortion MPs who claim that the state’s draft bill to legalise abortion was a “health issue” and supports a “woman’s choice”. Source: The Catholic Leader.
“Chaos”, “war zone”,”domestic terrorism” and “lost childhood” were some of the words used to describe family and domestic violence in a workshop hosted by Catholic Social Services Victoria.