The Turnbull Government’s plan to cut income support from up to 7,000 asylum-seekers could leave people destitute, hungry and at increased risk of self-harm, refugee advocates say. Source: The Guardian.
A Nigerian bishop says religious leaders in his country are “as divided as the people” and “seduced by the power of politicians”. Source: Crux.
Four members of a Catholic family were killed in a militant attack in southern Pakistan on Monday, a day after the minority community celebrated Easter. Source: Ucanews.com
Restricting the Vatican's control over the appointment of bishops in China does not infringe on believers' religious freedom, a Chinese official said yesterday. Source: Canberra Times.
Repeat child sexual abusers will face possible life sentences as NSW overhauls pedophile punishment laws, but Premier Gladys Berejiklian has avoided introducing state laws to break the seal of confession. Source: ABC News.
The Majellan, a favourite among many Catholic families in Australia and New Zealand, this year celebrates its 70th year of publication. Source: Majellan Publications.
“Withhold judgement, and at the very least, offer a smile.” That’s the advice of Randa Habelrih, an advocate for people with autism and their loved ones. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Lana Turvey-Collins does not shrink from the challenge of leading a high-stakes national conversation about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.
This year marks 80 years of religious service for Ballarat-based Loreto Sister Caroline Deutscher. The 99-year-old will be celebrating the milestone with family and friends this Sunday. Source: The Courier.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in Alice Springs has been finding common ground through regular sharing of the Eucharist among members of the Arrernte Indigenous community and the broader parish. Source: In The Word.
Cardinal Peter Turkson issued a message for World Autism Awareness Day urging faith communities to have meaningful encounters with those who have autism and with their families. Source: Crux.
Easter makes it clear that in the life of Jesus, but also in the lives of modern men and women, “death, solitude and fear” do not have the last word, Pope Francis has said before giving his Easter blessing. Source: CNS.
Amid a push to legalise physician-assisted suicide, 118 French bishops signed a declaration last month promoting end-of-life care and explaining the Church’s opposition to suicide in all forms. Source: CNA.
A magistrate is now preparing to decide whether Cardinal George Pell will face trial over historical sexual assault allegations after a four-week pre-trial hearing concluded on Thursday. Source: The Age.
Caritas Australia chief Paul O’Callaghan says he is alarmed to hear that the Turnbull Government is considering cutting Australia’s foreign aid budget by up to 10 per cent.
Christianity is under attack by powerful interests who are battling to exclude religious believers from public life, says Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Source: The Australian.
Catholic Education Canberra-Goulburn will spend the next six months examining how to improve its schools to ensure the system is meeting parents’ expectations. Source: Canberra Times.
A Brisbane priest will ensure the names of almost 2000 Catholic soldiers from Queensland who died fighting in the First World War will not be forgotten, with an honour roll to be reinstated at his parish. Source: The Catholic Leader.