Asylum-seeker Soumi Gopalakrishnan dreams of becoming a doctor, but despite finishing top of her Brisbane Catholic school, she probably won’t be able to go to university next year. Source: ABC News.
In a video message, Pope Francis invites Christians to work together to overcome obstacles to freedom, reflecting on the challenges presented by extreme poverty, technological domination and consumerism. Source: Vatican News.
Bones found at the Vatican embassy to Italy in October do not belong to two Italian girls who disappeared in the 1980s, according to local news reports. Source: Crux.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said he was not surprised the Queensland Government has announced a parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The Old Man and the Gun is an American crime-comedy, based loosely on the story of real-life criminal Forrest Tucker. Source: ACOFB.
Believed to be the oldest nun in the world, a Polish Dominican sister who helped save the lives of Jews during World War II has died aged 110, the Archdiocese of Krakow has announced. Source: CNA.
More than 61 per cent of the world’s population live in countries where religious freedom is not respected, according to a worldwide report released last night. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The southernmost Catholic church in Australia is once more in operation following a Mass that marked the official reopening of St Mary Our Hope Church in Dover, Tasmania. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Analysis of school funding data reported yesterday gives a false impression that government schools attract less public funding than non-government schools, says the National Catholic Education Commission.
Tasmania’s sweeping transgender laws could unleash a “Pandora’s box” of implications for gender-based schools and women’s services, and undermine legal protections for religious ministers. Source: The Australian.
A report has revealed the asylum-seekers who remain on Manus Island are in a dire mental and physical condition, while a Salesian priest in Papua New Guinea says the men there are losing hope. Source: SBS News.
God handed down his commandments not for people to hypocritically follow the letter of the law with a proud and righteous heart, but to recognise their weaknesses and need for help, healing and salvation, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis has a message for young people preparing for World Youth Day 2019: Ask God, “What do you want from me?” and allow God to answer you. Source: Vatican News.
Melbourne’s Archbishop has vowed to support a priest stood down from public ministry in two inner-city parishes over alleged failure to comply with child safety laws. Source: Caulfield Glen Eira Leader.
A new report by researchers at Australian Catholic University confirms the significant benefits of pastoral care to hospital patients and aged care residents.
Victoria’s assisted suicide legislation and its societal implications were addressed at an oration delivered in Melbourne on Wednesday night. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Australian Church leaders are backing Pope Francis’ condemnation of domestic violence and are encouraging Catholics to help eradicate violence against women – which has claimed dozens of lives this year. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Pro-lifer Graham Preston, a regular campaigner outside Brisbane’s abortion clinics, knows his days of freedom to do that are numbered. Source: The Catholic Leader.