Pope Francis has defended his decision not to use the word “Rohingya” to refer to the persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar while in the country last week, Crux reports.
Pope Francis kicked off the Church's Advent season yesterday, saying it was a time to let go of the worldly distractions that take us away from God, and focus on growing closer to him through prayer and concern for others, CNA reports.
Schools are referring rapidly growing numbers of primary students at risk of suicide to an intervention service, prompting calls for compulsory training for all school staff, The Advertiser reports.
Church leaders from across Australia have written an open letter to both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten regarding the lack of religious freedoms included in the same sex marriage bill, Sky News Australia reports.
Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has been ordered to travel to Newcastle to face court this week if he is cleared to stand trial by a specialist doctor, The Australian reports.
Calling a new album noise would be offensive to most musicians but not for the worship leaders in Brisbane’s emmanuelworship, The Catholic Leader.
Thousands of Catholic school teachers and support staff from about 350 schools in NSW and ACT will strike today, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Mercy spirit will live on in the actions of students and staff at Damascus College Ballarat after she leaves, says the long-serving Sr Marie Davey, The Courier reports.
Prisoners at a Queensland jail will be allowed to drink communion wine after officials bended a statewide alcohol ban to allow them to partake in communion services, The Sunday Mail reports.
A marine centre attached to an Adelaide Catholic school is getting a makeover thanks to a community grant announced last weekend, The Southern Cross reports.
Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh overnight from neighbouring Myanmar, publicly acknowledging for the first time on this trip the crisis of the Rohingya Muslims, Crux reports.
A report tabled by the Victorian Ombudsman yesterday shows that a better response to women with disabilities and cognitive impairments in the criminal justice system is overdue, says Jesuit Social Services.
The Australian Jesuits this week announced the first details of their Bookends Project, which will see members of the Province community invited into deeper engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Independent Senator Derryn Hinch wants federal and state governments to follow Victoria's lead in legalising assisted dying, SBS News reports.
The Man Who Invented Christmas depicts the creative journey that led to the writing of Charles Dickens’ much-loved classic, A Christmas Carol.
Pope Francis has appointed Fr Brian Mascord, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, the fifth Bishop of Wollongong, the ACBC Media Blog reports.
Church agencies and parishes are being encouraged to celebrate International Day of People with Disability on Sunday.
When the news broke of Prince Harry's engagement to Meghan Markle, reporters descended upon the Los Angeles Catholic school Ms Markle attended, CNS reports.