Pope Francis could receive a final draft of a new constitution for the Roman Curia as soon as September, according to the secretary of the Pope’s Council of Cardinal Advisors. Source: CNA.
If the world is to succeed in eradicating the scourge of hunger, it must first fight against the indifference, apathy and broken promises that allow the crisis to continue, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
The Australian Medical Association has warned that Australia is on a “slippery slope” towards wrongful deaths. Source: The Australian.
Australian Catholic University has been named one of the world’s top young universities in the prestigious Times Higher Education Young University rankings for 2019. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Researchers from Mercy Health and the University of Melbourne are testing a new way of detecting babies that are growing poorly in late pregnancy, with the hope of reducing Australia’s stillbirth rate. Source: Herald Sun.
Zambia’s bishops have launched a campaign to raise $9 million for food to be distributed in remote parts of the country hit by drought and floods. Source: Crux.
It started off as a 20-second background video for the homepage of the Diocese of Wollongong’s new website. Six months and 23 separate film shoots later, the diocese has released its new It’s Who We Are video.
For fans of Michael Hutchence and INXS, this exploratory documentary is a must. For those not familiar with the singer, Mystify provides an interesting, sometimes disturbing, portrait of an insecure artist. Source: ACOFB.
Catholic leaders have paid tribute to Sr Anne Derwin, the former congregational leader of the Sisters of Saint Joseph and president of Catholic Religious Australia, who died earlier this week. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Australian bishops are hopeful that a number of Australians could follow in the footsteps of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and enter the Church’s Communion of Saints. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Church leaders in the Philippines have warned against any moves to pass a law that will revive the imposition of capital punishment. Source: ucanews.com.
US bishops joined Pope Francis in expressing sadness after seeing photos of the lifeless bodies of a migrant father and his daughter who drowned near the US border with Mexico. Source: CNS.
There is no room for selfishness in the Christian life, Pope Francis said yesterday, pointing to the example of the lives of the early Christians in the Acts of the Apostles. Source: CNA.
Catholic school students from New South Wales will take part in the Youth Eco-Summit 2019, a first for the Church in Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Parishes in the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese are embracing technology and offering parishioners the chance to tap their debit and credit cards to make donations during collections at Mass and other times. Source: Catholic Voice.
Doctors and family members have been warned they could be breaching federal laws against inciting suicide if they use a phone or the internet to discuss euthanasia with terminally-ill patients. Source: The Age.
There is a “crying need” for the voice, intellect and compassion of women to engage in the mission of Jesus through the Church, according to the newly-appointed coordinator of a women’s leadership program. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Pressure is mounting on Catholic and independent schools to ban mobile phones following Victoria's decision to outlaw the devices in public schools. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.