A task force with teams on every continent is part of the plan to continue the work of child protection after the Vatican summit on safeguarding next month, one organiser said. Source: CNS.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is perfectly happy to see Anglican clergy convert to Catholicism. Source: Catholic Herald.
Despite still coming to terms with their grief, the family of a former Brisbane Catholic schoolboy who died from an overdose at a music festival are rallying to promote drug education safety to young party revellers. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Pope Francis has warned against the increasing narcissism and “spirals of hatred” found on social media networks, encouraging people to cultivate community in their internet interactions. Source: CNA.
With heatwave conditions being felt across large parts of Australia this week, one Catholic service organisation is helping the homeless to beat the heat. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Promotion for Pick of the Litter describes the film as a “dogumentary” and it certainly lives up to that description. Source: ACOFB.
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Seventeen years after the Netherlands decriminalised euthanasia, more than 25 per cent of all deaths in the nation are induced, rather than through illness or other natural causes. Source: Aleteia.
Pope Francis wants to visit Iraq, has confirmed a trip to Japan in November and has described the wall being built at the United States-Mexico border as the result of fear that makes people act irrationally. Source: Crux.
The Archbishop of Panama told youth gathered for the opening Mass of World Youth Day in Panama City yesterday that change in the Church and in humanity is in their hands. Source: Vatican News.
Bishops in the United Kingdom have welcomed a government U-turn over a plan to charge European Union migrants to apply to stay in Britain. Source: The Tablet.
The president of China’s state-sanctioned episcopal conference has pledged to work with the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association to develop the sinicisation of religion in the communist nation. Source: ucanews.com.
A piece of art was stolen in broad daylight from an Australian Catholic University exhbition in Melbourne last week. Source: Neos Kosmos.
Victoria is spending less than half as much on social housing as New South Wales, according to a report that also shows homelessness agencies across Australia are being strained by increased demand. Source: The Guardian.
A Catholic aged care provider has welcomed the Morrison Government's funding boost for home care packages, but says more needs to be done. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Australian pilgrims had a busy first official day at World Youth Day Panama, with 700 gathering for an Australian event before joining tens of thousands of others for the opening Mass. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The head of the Pontifical Academy for Life said yesterday that religions should be the guardians of palliative care. Source: Crux.
One cannot help but notice the many Church buildings that form part of our landscape, either for worship, education or community services, writes Teresa Brierley. Source: MNnews.today.