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Often what makes a pregnancy a "crisis pregnancy" is the lack of support a woman receives from those around her, the Catholic Weekly reports.
A chair was reserved for Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews at every Melbourne performance of Assisted Suicide: The Musical to enable him to hear an opposing view of the euthanasia debate, writes Paul Russell in The Spectator.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has welcomed a move to build stronger parish links with the indigenous community by adopting a new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), The Catholic Leader reports.
A new initiative in Italy will allow blood donors to receive a free ticket to the Vatican Museums, reports CNA.
Pope Francis chose French biblical scholar Anne-Marie Pelletier to write the meditations for this year's annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum, reports CNA.
In an attempt to project openness to different voices, Pope Francis has appointed Fr James Martin SJ of America Magazine and Michael Warsaw of EWTN among 13 new consultants to the Vatican’s Secretariat for communications, Crux reports.
Catholic leaders from across Australia have shared their Easter messages with the faithful. The messages explore themes of the darkness of Christ's tomb and the light of the Resurrection.
A University of Notre Dame lecturer has received a scholarship to gain further insights about God in the Old Testament through studying in the Holy Land, the university reports.
Pope Francis yesterday told a group of scientists that humans must ultimately answer for their "own acts and omissions" before themselves and God, Zenit reports.
The official leading the Church response to child sex abuse has told a gathering of priests that “we created the abuse” and it's time for parish priests to listen to their communities, The Catholic Leader reports.
Ashleigh Green, the Australian youth delegate to an international youth conference held last week in Rome, has written of her experience at the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Media Blog.
A member of the Stolen Generation taking part in Caritas' Project Compassion campaign reconnected with one of his sisters on a recent visit to the Maitland Newcastle Diocese. Richard and Louise Campbell told their story to Aurora.
The Church has welcomed the findings of a NSW state government review of religious education and ethics in public schools, according to a media release from the Catholic Conference of Religious Educators in State Schools NSW-ACT.
We live in an age of martyrs. Also, an age of wilful ignorance. When Christians are killed for being Christians, politicians overlook it and public interest fades, writes Tim Stanley in Britain's The Telegraph, published in The Age.
Townsville Diocese Bishop Elect Tim Harris assured parishioners and the wider community on a visit to Proserpine yesterday that the Church was available to them in their post cyclone time of need, reports the Whitsunday Times.
Senator Cory Bernardi is claiming a “victory for common sense” as the South Australian government says a multi-faith space in the new $2.3 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital would be called a chapel, The Australian reports.
As extraordinary as the apparitions at Fatima were, a cardinal has said the sanctity of the shepherd children did not hinge on their having seen Mary, reports CNS.