There is much misinformation about special religious education in New South Wales government schools, writes Christian SRE chief executive Murray Norman. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Christian hairdressers, beauticians and barbers can live their faith by being kind and courteous to their clients and cutting out the gossip and petty chitchat, Pope Francis said. Source: Crux.
When Rita Shepherd decided in 2008 to take a group of students from Adelaide's St Dominic’s Priory College to an orphanage in India to “broaden their perspective”, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. Source: The Southern Cross.
United States bishops were quick to condemn the April 27 attack on a Jewish community gathered at a synagogue near San Diego, which left one person dead and three others injured. Source: CNS.
Catholic bishops have appealed to the Nigerian Government to expedite actions that will lead to the release of girls held captive by Boko Haram insurgents. Source: The Tablet.
Housing in Australia has been declared “broken” by an advocacy group that found 98 per cent of rental properties are unaffordable to minimum wage workers. Source: News.com.au.
In a damning submission to the Queensland Government, doctors claim many terminally ill patients die before they receive access to palliative care. Source: Brisbane Times.
When former Brisbane seminarian Chris Ledwich fell ill with chronic fatigue syndrome for a third time, a new vocation was in order – handcrafted Paschal candles. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The international Pontifical Mission Societies has called upon its agency in Australia, Catholic Mission, to support recovery efforts in Sri Lanka in the wake of the Easter Sunday terror attacks.
Americans who do not identify with any religion are now as big a part of the country’s population as Catholics and evangelical Christians, according to a new survey. Source: Our Sunday Visitor.
An Australian appeal has been established to support the Catholic community in Sri Lanka, still reeling from the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 253 people and wounded hundreds. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Lower attendance at traditional gatherings like church could be linked to increased levels of loneliness and depression among Australians, a Catholic Brisbane psychologist said. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Pope Francis has donated $710,000 (US$500,000) to assist Central American migrants in Mexico, the Vatican has announced. Source: Vatican News.
A large block of land north of Hobart will be converted into a new housing estate to help alleviate the strains of Tasmania’s housing crisis. Source: The Mercury.
Education professionals have revealed the abuse they claim to have received at the hands of parents, putting the physical and emotional safety of Australian teachers at risk. Source: 9news.com.au.
Pope Francis marked Divine Mercy Sunday by reflecting on Christ’s wounds, which he said contain the difficulties and persecutions endured by people who suffer today. Source: CNA.
West Australian faith leaders have called for stronger, co-ordinated action on climate change from both federal and state governments, as well as Australian industry and the community. Source: The Record.
At least 15,000 young Catholics have attended the National Youth Day celebrations in the central Philippine province of Cebu as the nation gears up to mark the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity. Source: UCANews.