The Sale Diocese could become embroiled in a landmark class action to be brought by alleged victims of child abuse. Source: Gippsland Times.
Pope Francis had an emotional encounter with public housing children on the outskirts of Rome on Sunday. Source: CNS.
A 71-year-old Australian religious sister and known human rights advocate faces deportation from the Philippines after she was arrested yesterday over allegations that she is an “undesirable alien”. Source: CBCP News.
Adelaide's Hutt Street Centre for the homeless is considering relocating after 64 years of operation, as community pressure over nearby anti-social behaviour escalates. Source: InDaily.
On the face of it, it may look like Melbourne has become less religious, with just under half of Melburnians identifying as Christian, but there are still pockets where the faith is strong. Source: The Age.
Sister of Charity Christine Henry believes prolonged drought is one reason outback Queensland has been identified as easily Australia’s worst youth unemployment hotspot. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A review of regional education has urged the Turnbull Government to offer more incentives for established teachers to do a stint outside the city, and to break down the stigma around the bush as a place for teachers to work. Source: Canberra Times.
A ground-breaking study is under way into the benefits of pastoral care for aged care residents and hospital patients in Victoria. Source: Australian Ageing Agenda.
As Ireland’s May 25 referendum on abortion approaches, several bishops issued statements over the weekend urging the Irish people to vote “No” on the proposal. Source: Crux.
The selective school system is creating an elite stream that drains resources and condemns other students to second-rate schools, a prominent Catholic education leader says. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Having walked the 800km Camino de Santiago in Spain and France, Australian couple Bill and Pina Dunne are now walking in the footsteps of St Mary MacKillop along the Aussie Camino trail. Source: The Australian.
A Melbourne-born Columban priest has told a Perth audience that the Church has to show love to migrants and defend victims of modern slavery. Source: The eRecord.
Christian freedom is being free from worldly ambition, fashion and passion and being open to God’s will, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.
The Victorian Government’s plan to further restrict the use of community correction orders sets a dangerous precedent, with little evidence it will reduce re-offending, says Jesuit Social Services.
Priests in eastern Congo are vowing to continue their work in parishes, schools and clinics after the murder of a priest in the largely lawless region. Source: Crux.
Air strikes carried out by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against Syria on Friday constituted “unjust” and “brutal” aggression, say Syrian Christian leaders. Source: CNA.
One in every five Australian children has gone hungry in the past 12 months according to a new report, with some even resorting to chewing paper to try to feel full. Source: ABC News.
CatholicCare in Victoria has put out an urgent call for volunteers as it seeks to rehouse Iraqi and Syrian refugee families from temporary accomodation to long-term housing. Source: Melbourne Catholic.