Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his government may be guilty of crimes against humanity, a new report from Amnesty International said. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Religious freedom and friendship were recurrent themes at the 15th annual Jewish and Catholic Friendship Dinner in Melbourne on Sunday. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Four people were killed Sunday at a Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso in the latest in a series of attacks on Christian targets in the region, according to a local bishop and a security source. Source: Yahoo7 News.
Pope Francis has urged society to drop scepticism and prejudice towards migrants and newcomers, calling the attitudes racist. Source: Crux.
Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) marked the beginning of Reconciliation Week by launching its new Reconciliation Action Plan in Melbourne yesterday.
The first full-size altarpiece created in the Medieval Italian Sienese style in at least 400 years will be permanently displayed at the Australian Catholic University’s Sydney campus.
Cardinal George Pell will not seek a reduced sentence if the Court of Appeal upholds his conviction for sexually abusing two Melbourne choirboys in the 1990s. Source: ABC News.
Pope Francis has been invited to visit New Zealand by the Māori King, who attended a private audience with the Pope at the Vatican this weekend. Source: Radio New Zealand.
The National Catholic Education Commission yesterday welcomed the reappointment of Dan Tehan as Education Minister, saying it provides stability and enables better progress on important issues.
Laws forcing priests to report child sexual abuse if they hear about it during Confession are unworkable, unenforceable and have no public policy value, writes Nathan Hondros. Source: WAtoday.
Abortion is never the answer to difficult prenatal diagnoses and selective abortion of babies with disabilities is the “expression of an inhuman eugenics mentality”, Pope Francis said on Saturday. Source: CNA.
Undercover surveillance by South Australia's environmental watchdog reveals the extent of “deliberate and calculated” after-hours scavenging of donated goods left outside charity stores. Source: The Advertiser.
The re-elected Morrison Government must make it a priority to act on the continued overrepresentation of First Nations people in the criminal justice system, says Jesuit Social Services.
Pope Francis has appointed the first women consultors to the secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, which under his pontificate has become a crucial vehicle for setting the Church's pastoral agenda. Source: The Tablet.
Ireland voted by an overwhelming majority to relax its constitutional restriction on divorce, the latest in a series of reforms in the once devout Catholic nation. Source: SBS News.
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan is facing fresh pressure over his Government’s planned euthanasia laws, with the state’s top palliative care experts uniting to vow to their patients: we will not kill you. Source: The West Australian.
Australia’s new schooling boss has promised to inject some common sense and pragmatism into the polarising debate about the direction of education. Source: The Australian.
Federal police are deploying officers to Victorian schools to save children that are victims of forced marriage. Source: The Herald-Sun.