Signing his document dedicated to young people, faith and discernment, Pope Francis said the Virgin Mary was a source of inspiration for all who seek to understand their vocation and remain faithful to it. Source: CNS.
Nearly two million people marched on Saturday in Pope Francis’ native Argentina to defend the life of the unborn and offer solutions to mothers in crisis pregnancies. Source: Crux.
A Franciscan friar and science teacher from rural Kenya, who gives away most of his salary to support poor students, has won one of the world's richest teaching awards. Source: ABC News.
“Truth, Unity and Reconciliation” is the theme for a national meeting of Sudanese and South Sudanese Christian women leaders in Canberra this week. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
A Melbourne Catholic school that recently abolished its library has been recognised as a “school that excels”, with the school’s principal attributing the success to constant innovation. Source: The Age.
Australian Catholic University has launched its three-year Reconciliation Action Plan, which provides practical actions to further the university's role in reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Chilean cardinal who has faced widespread criticism for his handling of cases of clerical sexual abuse in the country. Source: CNS.
Mercy Sister Dolores Donnelly has retired after 20 years serving as one of a dedicated team of people who regularly visits the Capricornia Correctional Centre, 20 kilometres north of Rockhampton. Source: The Catholic Leader.
An Australian education foundation has increased its commitment to an Australian Catholic University scholarship program for disadvantaged students by extending the Victorian program into New South Wales. Source: Catholic Voice.
A Canadian priest who was stabbed by an assailant while celebrating a televised Mass at St Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal on Friday has been released from hospital. Source: CNA.
Pope Francis has appealed to mediators involved in political talks in Nicaragua to find a peaceful solution to the socio-political crisis enveloping the nation. Source: Vatican News.
To speak the truth is a virtue but it is not comfortable. It challenges those who speak and hear it as well as blessing them, writes Fr Andy Hamilton SJ. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Nursing homes must respect residents’ religion, customs and sexuality under a new Charter of Rights to be launched by the federal Government. Source: The Courier-Mail.
The sexual abuse crisis has revealed a profound spiritual sickness at the heart of the Church that must be met with a fierce determination to return to Christ, heart of the faith, says Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB. Source: eRecord.
A desire to invite stillness, contemplation and reflection in everyday life is how Linda Espie describes her point of view as a photographer, with her latest exhibition helping people to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Source: The Good Oil.
British police are investigating a Catholic journalist to establish whether “criminal offences have taken place” over comments made on Twitter. Source: The Tablet.
The Labor Party announced it would use federal funds to require public hospitals to provide abortions if elected, but then backtracked saying that not every hospital provides every procedure, writes Bernadette Tobin. ABC News.
Pope Francis will sign his letter to young people on Monday at the Holy House of Loreto, an important and popular sanctuary in Loreto, Italy. Source: CNS.