Religions contradict their very nature if they stop pursuing the path of peace, Pope Francis has told a gathering of religious and cultural leaders. Source: Crux.
Three priests who are voting members at the Synod of Bishops say women should be included as full voting members. Source: CNS.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the Government is focused on protecting gay students from any religious school discrimination and any further changes to include gay teachers would have to wait. Source: SBS News.
Australia will lead a push to stop pregnant women, children and people with mental or intellectual disabilities being handed the death penalty as a step towards its global abolition. Source: 9news.com.au.
Pro-life groups have joined government efforts to change India’s skewed sex ratio that is caused by large-scale abortions of females. Source: ucanews.com.
The Hyland family from Sydney represented Australia at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin. The event was full of hope for the Church and families, writes Shane Hyland. Source: Aurora Magazine.
Pressure is building on the Morrison Government to resolve the position of asylum-seekers in offshore detention as a legal case against the Commonwealth is launched. Source: ABC News.
A Perth composer has won the Australian Catholic University’s 2018 Isabel Menton Composition Awards for unpublished and previously unperformed choral works.
St Vincent de Paul Society Western Australia has welcomed its new state president at a commissioning Mass. Source: The eRecord.
For days we have been arguing passionately about a report on religious freedom that has not even been released, writes Professor Greg Craven. Source: The Australian.
One in six Australian children is living in poverty, according to a new report to be released today at the start of Anti-Poverty Week. Source: The Guardian.
Child sexual abuse survivors will no longer be forced to disclose the impact of the abuse to the institutions involved in order to join a national redress scheme. Source: SBS News.
Pope Francis has laicised two retired Chilean bishops in what the Vatican said was “a consequence for demonstrated abuse of minors.” Source: NCR Online.
A Queensland MP has criticised the state Government’s planned changes to abortion laws at a pro-life rally outside Parliament on Saturday. Source: Brisbane Times.
Carrying Pope Paul VI’s pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero, Pope Francis formally recognised them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church. Source: CNS.
Adelaide’s Catholic community gave thanks with gusto for the ordination of Darwin Bishop Charles Gauci when he returned to his home town. Source: The Southern Cross.
The Columban Fathers’ mission of spreading the Gospel message across the world has been honoured at a Mass to celebrate the order’s centenary. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Catholic health care in Australia needs to be "refounded" to respond to the needs of today, including the growing health effects of loneliness, says Marist priest Fr Gerald Arbuckle. Source: Catholic Voice.