Evangelist Alan Ames says a deep and personal experience of Christ caused a dramatic change in his life. Source: The eRecord.
Pope Francis yesterday said it was everyone’s responsibility to take a stand against the shameful crime of human trafficking. Source: Vatican News.
The love with which individuals and communities treat the poor, the weak and the hungry is the best measure of faith, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address yesterday. Source: CNA.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from the College of Cardinals and ordered him to maintain “a life of prayer and penance” until a trial examines accusations he sexually abused minors. Source: CNS.
A pilot employment program coordinated by Jesuit Social Services and engineering giant John Holland is helping skilled immigrants find work. Source: ABC News.
A Liberal backbencher who introduced laws to stop the territories legalising euthanasia more than 20 years ago stands by his legislation, in spite of a push to repeal his bill. Source: Canberra Times.
Catholic school leaders are considering a national strategy to repeat a critical intervention in the Longman by-election campaign in their demand for a better school funding deal from the Turnbull Government. Source: The Age.
Plans to require Catholics not only “not to harm” the environment but to improve it has “real merit”, according to Brisbane canon lawyer Fr Adrian Farrelly. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The largest survey of young Catholics ever conducted will further shape the Church’s engagement with young people and help bishops tackle some of the many challenges youth face today, says Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
More than 200 young adults from different parts of Australia made their way to Melbourne for a conference aimed at helping young people encounter Jesus in a life-changing way. Source: Catholic Voice.
When Pope Francis visits Ireland next month, he will find a vastly different country than the one visited by St John Paul II in 1979. Source: CNS.
Officials working for the nation’s attorneys-general are working on a legal strategy to break the Church’s seal of the confessional. Source: The Australian.
A close adviser to Pope Francis has strongly condemned a proposal by Italy’s far-right League party to make it obligatory for crucifixes to be displayed in all public spaces, including ports, schools, embassies and prisons. Source: The Guardian UK.
Two churches in Nicaragua have been desecrated in the past week, amid rising tensions between the Church and the government of president Daniel Ortega. Source: CNA.
“Assisted dying has no place in medical practice,” a Welsh palliative care expert has told a Perth symposium on end-of-life choices. Source: The eRecord.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has convened an additional plenary meeting for 2018 to expedite the Church’s response to the child abuse royal commission. Source: ACBC.
A Brisbane Dominican priest has added his voice to calls for fair processes for asylum-seekers and their families, after a Tamil man was deported from Australia and then arrested in Sri Lanka. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Funny Cow is a British comedy-drama about a fictional British stand-up comic's rise to stardom in the 1970s and 1980s. Source: ACOFB.