Pope Francis has asked an experienced Vatican investigator of sexual abuse cases to investigate the case of Bishop Juan Barros, a Chilean prelate accused of a cover-up. Source: The Tablet.
In an Australian first, a Catholic primary school will be one of two NSW schools to be powered solely by renewable energy. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Media organisations and universities have joined Catholic bishops in warning that draft laws cracking down on foreign interference could have unintended consequences. Source: SBS News.
Ireland will hold a referendum in May on whether to lift a constitutional ban on abortion, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed. Source: Catholic Herald.
Priests and deacons ministering to migrant Catholic communities in the Melbourne Archdiocese will participate in a workshop on forced marriage this week. Source: ACRATH.
A pair of Coptic Orthodox nuns who have transformed a rural manor in central Victoria into a monastery have given an insight into life behind cloistered walls. Source: ABC News.
Prominent Townsville Catholic John "Jack" Gleeson is being remembered as one of the city’s “greatest treasures” following his death yesterday, aged 95. Source: Townsville Bulletin.
For more than a decade, Vickii Smith has been making liturgical robes and vestments from her home in Perth. Source: The eRecord.
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has called for Australia’s legal professionals to uphold the right to religious freedom – especially in the midst of growing militant secularism. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Cardinal Joseph Zen has accused the Vatican of “selling out” the Church in China. Source: Catholic Herald.
Catholic bishops have warned the Turnbull Government that new treason laws aimed at exposing spies could force priests and nuns to register as foreign agents of the Pope or Vatican officials. Source: The Australian.
An Irish priest and exorcist who says there has been a dramatic increase in demonic activity in the country is asking the country's bishops for more support. Source: CNA.
The Sydney Archdiocese has offered prayers for a P-plate driver who allegedly struck and killed a retired priest in Sydney's south-west on Sunday. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Truth, Justice and Healing Council chief Francis Sullivan has a blunt, final message to Church leaders following the completion of the royal commission into child sexual abuse. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The Church will recommit to fighting slavery and human trafficking in the coming days as it celebrates the feast of St Josephine Bakhita. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
A coalition of French Christian churches has launched a new "green church" environmental certification label to promote environmental awareness in local churches. Source: Sight Magazine.
A new award has been added to the prize pool for the 2018 Mandorla Art Award for contemporary religious art. Source: The eRecord.
Catholic palliative care providers cannot participate in assisted dying, writes Catholic Health Australia's Suzanne Greenwood. Source: HelloCare.