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.
How can the work of women religious in justice, peace and anti-trafficking efforts be more effectively included into policies at government and international level? Source: Vatican News.
Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous has ordered a full audit of all Catholic institutions in Tasmania to identify and remove plaques depicting convicted sexual abuse offenders. Source: ABC News.
A Rockhampton church was demolished this week after damage from a cyclone in 2015 was deemed too expensive to repair. Source: The Morning Bulletin.
Pope Francis’ apology to Chilean sex abuse victims and his request that the country’s bishops come to Rome to discuss reforms amounts to a “spiritual state of emergency” in Chile, the Vatican said yesterday. Source: Crux.
Caritas Australia CEO Paul O’Callaghan says the Turnbull Government’s projected cuts to its aid budget is at odds with the generosity of the Australian people and places the country in an unenviable position. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Thirty-one teachers are settling into Catholic schools across the Kimberley following their induction in Broome. Source: The eRecord.
A Quiet Place is an American horror film about a family who live in fear of being attacked by alien creatures that attack immediately on hearing sound. Source: ACOFB.
Parents who prefer not to baptise their children in the hopes that they will “understand and ask for baptism” as adults lack faith that the Holy Spirit will act in their child’s life, Pope Francis said. Source: Catholic Herald.
Bishops from across Oceania are meeting in Papua New Guinea this week to discuss human rights and environmental issues in the region. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
On the eve of the launch of a plan to end chronic homelessness in WA, a major Australian study has laid bare the experiences of more than 8000 people who sleep rough. Source: The West Australian.
The Pontifical Commission for Latin America has proposed that the Church hold a Synod of Bishops “on the theme of the woman in the life and mission of the Church". Source: CNS.