Human rights advocates have lashed out at the Morrison Government’s efforts to unwind laws around medical transfers for sick refugees on Manus Island and Nauru. Source: News.com.au.
Groups representing Christians in northeast Syria are appealing for prayer, fearful that Turkey plans to make good its numerous threats to invade the region with its military forces. Source: The Tablet.
Opponents of the bill to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales will try to delay its passing in the upper house, as they concede they have little hope of stopping it becoming law. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia chief Toby oConnor yesterday reiterated the group’s support for an increase of $75 for all recipients of Newstart.
While the predominantly Catholic practice of appointing godparents dates to the second century, modern roles and responsibilities vary according to a family’s level of religious observance. Source: ABC News.
They are often described as “talkfests”, but a conference at Australian Catholic University's Strathfield campus in Sydney will explore the power of not talking.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli is calling for the Morrison Government to introduce “positive” laws that protect religious freedom as a “universal human right”. Source: The Australian.
About 1000 people have fled their homes and taken refuge at religious sites as renewed fighting erupted in Myanmar’s Shan state. Source: ucanews.com.
Restoration works at one of Tasmania’s oldest churches has helped emphasise that the faith of today’s Catholics is built on the faith of those who have come before, says Passionist Father Peter Addicoat. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Bishops, nuns, priests and residents of the Amazon basin met in Colombia’s capital city in mid-August to prepare for a special Synod of Bishops for the Amazon this fall at the Vatican. Source: CNS.
Federal Cabinet will vote this week on draft proposals for a religious discrimination act amid concern from conservative Liberal MPs the bill will not go far enough to protect faith freedoms. Source: The Australian.
Prayer in adoration of God and service to others spreads the fire of God’s love, changing the world one heart at a time, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.
The Council of Catholic School Parents NSW/ACT is urging all parents to speak up in opposition to proposed legislation to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales.
Family stories of courage, determination and faith are in abundance among the winning entries of this year’s Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award. Source: Australian Catholics.
West Australian MPs will hear the voices of Indigenous Australians opposed to euthanasia in a series of video messages to be distributed by the Church. Source: The West Australian.
Educators from Australia and New Zealand gathered in Melbourne last week for the Australasian Peace Education Symposium. Source: Edmund Rice Education Australia.
What is worth protecting and fighting for? The answer to that question is straightforward: our children, writes Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli. Source: The Age.
A specialised leadership program for Catholic women in Australia has been selected for inclusion on a Vatican website promoting best practices in lay formation. Source: ACBC Media Blog.