A Catholic deacon has gone on trial in Belgium, accused of killing at least 10 people, including family members. Source: BBC News.
Peaceful Church-organised marches in the Democratic Republic of Congo calling for respect for the country’s constitution prompted a military crackdown that left at least six people dead. Source: The Tablet.
Global leaders must implement policies that support the family and offer real opportunities for the development of all people, Pope Francis told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, yesterday. Source: CNS.
An estimated nine people were killed in bombings on Monday in historically Christian areas of the Syrian capital. Source: CNA.
The Productivity Commission is investigating spending on government services and yesterday released its first findings, which look at community services, housing and homelessness. Source: News.com.au.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has insisted the issue of euthanasia will not be on the political agenda during the first year of her new government. Source: The Australian.
Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart has offered a message of remembrance on the first anniversary of Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall tragedy, in which six people were killed and many more were injured. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Up to 4500 people are expected to attend the episcopal ordination of Bishop-elect Brian Mascord as the fifth bishop of Wollongong next month. Source: Wollongong Diocese.
An international aid organisation is drawing attention to 10 humanitarian emergencies it says the world ignored in 2017. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
The idea of exceptionally ordaining older married men to celebrate the Eucharist in isolated Catholic communities is something that should be discussed, says the prefect of the Congregation for Clergy. Source: Crux.
A group of strangers from Brisbane have become the lifeline for a refugee family of seven who escaped their war-ravaged country three years ago. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Pope Francis has apologised to victims of clerical sexual abuse, saying he unknowingly wounded them by the way he defended a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse by his mentor. Source: CNS.
As a young student in Ireland in the 1950s, Kathleen Laffan was inspired by the joy and care given by the Presentation Sisters who ran her school. Source: The eRecord.
As Queensland school students head back to class this week, it's a new beginning for more than 100 families enrolled in Townsville's newest Catholic primary school. Source: Townsville Catholic Education.
A former West Australian public servant and administrator has been appointed to the Church’s independent child protection standards, auditing and reporting organisation. Source: CPSL.
A 28-year-old bodyboarder from Sydney who swapped the surf for an Irish monastery has professed his first vows as a Benedictine monk. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Jesus doesn't want disciples who have been photoshopped to perfection, Pope Francis told young Peruvians on Sunday, the last day of his papal trip to Latin America. Source: CNA.
US President Donald Trump has praised the “beautiful” pro-life cause and thanked the movement for its support for pregnant women in his live remarks to the Washington March for Life. Source: Catholic Herald.