CathNews will not publish over Easter. Today's issue is the last until we return on Easter Tuesday, April 3.
When Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants returned the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls to their families last week, they held-on to Leah Sharibu because she refused to renounce her Christian faith. Source: Vatican News.
Pro-life advocates will challenge the "cheap tricks" campaign to legalise euthanasia in Queensland and Western Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.
School students who are older than their peers are likelier to attend university than those of average age or younger, according to Australian Catholic University research. Source: The Australian.
Paul, Apostle of Christ, has been made for Christian audiences by faith-based production company, Affirm. General audiences may find it too devout for their taste. Source: ACOFB.
Catholic parishes are significantly more multicultural compared with other Christian denominations, according to the latest statistics from the National Church Life Survey. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
In his final public appearance as Truth Justice and Healing Council chief, Francis Sullivan has called on Catholics to support the Church's efforts to address the recommendations of the child sexual abuse royal commission. Source: TJHC.
Australia’s bishops have shared their Easter messages with the faithful, reflecting on the relevance of the Easter story today and the hope that the Resurrection brings.
Chinese police have released an underground bishop after holding him for a day, as Beijing and the Vatican prepare to seal a historic agreement on the appointment of prelates. Source: Yahoo7 News.
The new Catholic feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, will begin on the Monday of Pentecost this year. Source: Catholic Herald.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has tried to pressure major churches and youth organisations into circumventing the states and immediately joining the national redress scheme for child sexual abuse survivors. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
The principal of a Sydney Catholic girls’ school engulfed by a gender fluidity uproar has accused critics of using “cowardly, intellectually vacuous and bullying” tactics against her. Source: The Daily Telegraph.
A convent of Capuchin sisters in Poland has taken up boxing to raise money for their orphanage. Source: The Tablet.
A United Nations official has slammed the Australian Government over the offshore detention of asylum-seekers, saying he’s concerned about the “shocking” mental health situation of detainees on Nauru. Source: SBS News.
Just as rock star and humanitarian Bob Geldof, of Live Aid fame, was moved by the hunger of children in Ethiopia, so was the new Brisbane diocesan director of Caritas Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Catholic parents are being encouraged to make use of a new guide on how to protect their child’s personal, physical and emotional wellbeing, in accordance with Church teachings. Source: The Record Magazine.
Thousands of people from West Papua have been beaten, jailed, raped and murdered by Indonesian police and military, according to a new publication from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council.
Cathy Day will officially hand over her executive director’s position at Townsville Catholic Education next month.