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Betty Howell (The Catholic Leader/Emilie Ng)

Betty Howell is very proud of her son, Bishop Ken Howell, who was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane on Wednesday, reports The Catholic Leader.

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Tim Farron (Facebook/Tim Farron)

Concern is growing among British Christians about their place in the country’s public life after Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, resigned over his religious beliefs, RNS reports.

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St John Paul II, 2003 (CNS/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press)

St John Paul II discussed stepping down as pope with his aides but was advised against it in the interest of the Church, according to his former secretary, AP/Catholic Herald reports.

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Notre Dame University

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Dr Dan Fleming (Supplied)

We should consider what end-of-life legislation looks like from the perspective of an insurance company trying to improve its bottom line, writes ethicist Dan Fleming on ABC Religion and Ethics.

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Wonder of wonders

16-Jun-2017
Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman (IMDB)

DC’s Wonder Woman marks several significant milestones for contemporary Hollywood.

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St Stanislaus College, Bathurst (Wikimedia)

St Stanislaus College in Bathurst has been criticised for turning an apology to victims of child sexual abuse into a religious service, ABC News reports.

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Bishop Jean Marie Benoît Balla

Bishop Jean Marie Benoît Balla of Bafia, Cameroon, was “brutally murdered,” the country’s bishops have said, National Catholic Register reports.

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Refugees in Lesbos, Greece (CNS/Paul Haring)

World Refugee Day, to be commemorated next Tuesday, is a time for remembering, writes Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street.

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Reforms recommended to curb elder abuse (Pixabay)

The Australian Law Reform Commission has urged the federal government to seize a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to stop the financial and physical abuse of the elderly, ABC News reports.

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Kevin Donnelly (ACU)

Denying Australia's Christian roots is to deny its heritage and culture, writes Kevin Donnelly in The Australian.

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Greg Burke (CNS/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals have discussed the possibility of allowing local bishops rather than the Vatican decide on certain matters, including the marriage or priestly ordination of permanent deacons, CNS reports.

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Notre Dame University

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The Grenfell Tower fire (Natalie Oxford, CC by 4.0)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has offered his prayers for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, expressing his sorrow for all the residents who have been affected, the Catholic Herald reports.

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Manus Island detention centre (Refugee Action Coalition)

The federal government will pay $70 million in compensation to more than 1900 asylum-seekers detained at Manus Island in a landmark deal thought to be Australia's largest-ever human rights-related settlement, The Canberra Times reports.

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Bishop Ken Howell (Catholic Leader/Mark Bowling)

Bishop Ken Howell was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Brisbane at a packed St Stephen's Cathedral yesterday, the Archdiocese reports.

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Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green (Catholic Mission)

As if leading one of the most far-flung Catholic dioceses in Australia wasn’t tough enough, one Australian bishop has signed up for a very different kind of challenge, Catholic Mission reports.

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Blankets for the homeless (Bigstock)

A family dinner conversation has inspired a NSW Catholic schoolboy to collect more than 120 blankets to help the homeless stay warm through winter, the Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate reports.

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The scrub python (Facebook/Mandi Koch)

A 5.8m, 17.5kg scrub python was discovered in the rafters of a Queensland St Vincent de Paul Society charity store on Monday, reports the Townsville Bulletin.

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The joint label beer (Birraandsound.it)

It was God and beer sales that helped sustain the Benedictine monks of Norcia, and it is God and beer sales that will help them rebuild, CNA reports.

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