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Pope Francis has emphasised the importance of young people in the life and mission of the Church in his message for the 92nd World Mission Day on October 21. Source: Catholic Mission.
Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous has welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s decision to opt into the national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian will allow her MPs a conscience vote on the issue of exclusion zones around abortion clinics, increasing the likelihood that the bill will pass through both houses. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Tony MacPherson was mowing the lawn one day, 26 years ago, and he started humming a tune – a tune that would change his life. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Despite tight security and fears of further deadly attacks, defiant Christians in Surabaya, Indonesia, flocked to services and Masses on Pentecost. Source: ucanews.com.
Pope Francis has told the Italian bishops that it is “not a sin to criticise the Pope here” as he opened their General Assembly. Source: Catholic Herald.
Irish bishops used Pentecost Sunday Masses to make a final appeal for people to reject a Government proposal to remove the right to life of unborn children from the country’s constitution. Source: NCR Online.
The Church is a mother and the first virtue of a mother is tenderness, Pope Francis said yesterday, on the first Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. Source: Vatican News.
An unprecedented flurry of feedback about a bill legalising voluntary euthanasia in New Zealand has seen a potential law change delayed. Source: SBS News.
A competitive attitude between Christians and Muslims fosters the belief that religions are a source of tension and violence, not peace, says Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran in a message to Muslims. Source: The Tablet.
Malcolm Turnbull said he was “absolutely committed to ensuring freedom of religion is protected in Australia” after former Howard Government minister Philip Ruddock delivered his review of religious freedom. Source: The Australian.
With a focus on compassion and care for the vulnerable, the Brown Nurses continue the work and legacy of saint-in-waiting Eileen O’Connor on Sydney’s streets. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
In a new video, Australian Jesuit Provincial Fr Brian McCoy has responded to the 189 recommendations in the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Nigeria’s bishops have asked every priest in the country to celebrate a Mass today to coincide with the funeral of 19 people who were killed during Mass last month. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Catholics tuning in to the royal wedding on Saturday may have noticed preacher Bishop Michael Curry quote Jesuit philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Source: America Magazine.
Federal funding has been cut at hundreds of Catholic schools across Australia, including in the politically-critical areas of Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and regional NSW, a new study shows. Source: The Australian.
An Indigenous elder has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Australian Catholic University in recognition of her life-long commitment to education in rural New South Wales. Source: The Good Oil.
Pope Francis has sent his support and blessings to the Church in Australia as it commences a three-year process to consider its future through the Plenary Council 2020. Source: ACBC Media Blog.