ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and a group of federal MPs are calling for Labor to have a binding vote on legislation that would allow the ACT and Northern Territory to legalise doctor-assisted suicide. Source: The Australian.
India’s Catholic bishops have expressed their “profound grief and sorrow at the unprecedented floods” in southern India’s Kerala state that has killed at least 70 people. Source: Vatican News.
More than 5000 young Catholics are expected to converge on Perth next year for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The Church’s Year of Mercy may have concluded in 2016, but it has had a lasting effect on one Western Australian parish in the form of a community meal. Source: The eRecord.
A Perth man awarded a record $1 million compensation payout for abuse suffered at the hands of Christian Brothers says he would have been happy with an apology. Source: ABC News.
It is an understatement to say BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee is passionate about race issues in the United States. Source: ACOFB.
Issues facing Catholic school parents and the role they can play in the Plenary Council 2020 process were on the agenda at a gathering in Sydney last week. Source: CCSP.
Armidale Diocese’s Catholic Schools Office has created a $200,000 relief fund to help families affected directly and indirectly by the drought. Source: The Tenterfield Star.
Mother-of-nine Belinda Goodwin is praying the hardest Rosary of her life in an effort to protect women and the unborn from abortion in Queensland. Source: The Catholic Leader.
An order of Catholic monks famous for their six-day silent retreats and chanting have bought a property in southern Tasmania they hope will become their new Australian base. Source: ABC News.
More than 300 priests were linked to sexual abuse claims and over 1,000 victims were identified in a Pennsylvania grand jury report into six of the state’s dioceses released yesterday. Source: CNS.
Church officials in Cameroon believe the killing of a priest last month was no accident. Source: Crux.
Less than three months after winning a US Supreme Court case backing his religious freedom of expression, a Christian baker is at the centre of another cake and faith-based battle. Source: CNA.
Twitter has created a Papal emoji to mark Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families next week. Source: Vatican News.
A senior executive of Catholic Super failed to declare that companies associated with his brother won marketing contracts worth $2 million with the superannuation fund, the banking royal commission heard yesterday. Source: SBS News.
The Senate last night rejected a bid to allow territories to pass euthanasia laws in what is seen as a showdown on the possibility of federal right-to-die laws. Source: News.com.au.
Three seedlings of the endangered Camden White Gum have been planted by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan to restore the ecosystem of their Mater Dei property in New South Wales. Source: The Good Oil.
Homeless men, women and children living rough in Brisbane’s north could soon be making friends with a new team of volunteers from Catholic charity Rosies. Source: The Catholic Leader.