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Experts fear the short time frame to design and build a replacement for the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral roof could be "a one-liner" joke. Source: ABC News.
An event being held in Brisbane later this year promises to explore the many fascinating aspects of Catholic missionaries coming to Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The number of people sleeping rough in Western Australia is on the increase, according to a new report by The University of Notre Dame Australia. Source: The eRecord.
People’s attitudes toward nature, economic systems and consumption habits need to radically change to promote a more sustainable and caring world, participants at a Vatican-sponsored conference said. Source: CNS.
Religious communities across western Sydney have punished Labor, with the growing concerns around religious freedoms swinging votes towards the Liberal Party in the traditional ALP heartland. Source: The Australian.
Pope Francis is encouraging free and humble journalism that does not indulge in selling the “rotten food of misinformation” but instead offers the healthy bread of truth and goodness. Source: Vatican News.
The Irish bishops have called on people to “reflect deeply on the implications” of the next week’s divorce referendum, saying “the common good would be better served” by supporting and resourcing married couples. Source: The Irish Times.
Spanish laywoman, chemist and researcher Guadalupe Ortiz de Landazuri has been beatified during a ceremony in Madrid. Source: Zenit.
State after state in the US is passing sweeping abortion restrictions, from Alabama's near total abortion ban to Ohio's 'foetal heartbeat' laws to Utah's ban after a pregnancy reaches 18 weeks, writes Elizabeth Dias. Source: SMH/New York Times.
West African Church leaders are calling for unity to counteract the violence perpetrated against Christian churches and communities in the region and build a peaceful society. Source: Vatican News.
Word of L'Arche founder Jean Vanier’s death reverberated around the world on May 7, slowly filtering out to the many people his life and work had touched. In Canberra, the news was particularly poignant. Source: Catholic Voice.
By passing a bill to ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, the Alabama Legislature has recognised that abortion is “the extinguishing of a unique human life,” the president of Americans United for Life said. Source: CNS.
The Somascan community has celebrated the historic ordination of its first Australian priest, Fr Christopher de Sousa. Source: The eRecord.
It’s not every day that someone in your family receives an honour from the Pope himself for services to the Church, let alone four of them. Source: Daily Telegraph.
How can we have a civilised discussion about hell, sin and religion when we disagree with, or are even offended by, the views of others, asks Debbie Cuthbertson. Source: The Age.
Queensland’s peak Catholic women’s group has told a state parliamentary inquiry that the health system should not be focused on ending life, but on providing quality palliative care. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Catholic school authorities are writing directly to families in key electorates to advise that funding arrangements are at risk should the Greens win influence at the federal election. Source: The Australian.
Poms is a British-American comedy about a group of women in a retirement community who form a cheerleading squad. Source: ACOFB.