A program designed to uphold the safety of children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with the Church in Tasmania is being rolled out in parishes. Source: Hobart Catholic.
The Australian Parliament is about to embark on what could be the most significant raft of reforms affecting religious freedom this country has seen, writes University of Notre Dame’s Mark Fowler. Source: The Australian.
On the third anniversary of the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel by Islamist terrorists, some French clergy and politicians are striving to promote his legacy of dialogue and peace. Source: Crux.
A proud Cuban who pressed for greater freedom for the Church and for an end to the US embargo on his homeland, Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino died on Friday, aged 82. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis made an appeal to the international community to act decisively to ensure the safety and dignity of migrants, as up to 150 migrants are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya. Source: CNA.
Executives from more than 40 Catholic institutions and agencies will meet in Sydney tomorrow for a world-first conference on eradicating modern slavery from Catholic supply chains. Source: Sydney Archdiocese.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli says he neither invited nor revoked any invitation to US Benedictine Sr Joan Chittister to speak at a national education conference next year. Source: The Age.
Catholics are being asked to pray for the protection of the unborn as South Australia's Law Reform Institute prepares to publish its report on changes to current abortion law and medical practice. Source: The Southern Cross.
The National Centre for Pastoral Research has published the final report of the Listening and Dialogue phase of the Plenary Council, capturing the voices of more than 222,000 people. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
An original play about young women who faced adversity and systematic oppression in the Parramatta Female Factory features students from a Catholic performing arts program. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The rate of Newstart will be probed by the Parliament after the Senate passed a motion for a wide-ranging review into setting the level of the payment. Source: The Australian.
The United States Justice Department announcement that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16 years was unwelcome news for Catholic leaders who have advocated against capital punishment. Source: NCR Online.
“Joy” was the word used by both priests and laypeople when describing a Mass held for the Archdiocese of Perth’s Personal Advocacy Service for people with intellectual disability, their volunteers and families. Source: The eRecord.
Late Night tells the story of a female host of a late-night talk show that is about to be axed and who joins forces with a new writer to save her professional career. Source: ACOFB.
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Work to shore up the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was halted yesterday to stop workers being exposed to hazardous levels of lead. Source: Yahoo7News.
Pope Francis yesterday appointed Vatican Radio journalist Cristiane Murray as vice-director of the Holy See Press Office. Source: CNA.
Darwin Diocese has made a bold call for an amnesty for the roughly 800 detainees on Nauru and Manus Island in a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and all federal parliamentarians. Source: Eternity News.