Tea with the Dames is an immensely enjoyable documentary with four icons of British theatre, film and television sitting around together, reminiscing about life, and shared experiences. Source: ACOFB.
At night, the red Emergency sign of St Vincent’s Hospital Fitzroy is a beacon for the homeless and socially isolated, and now a new drop-in cafe can provide them with coffee, conversation and mental health support. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Education is a priority for the people of Myanmar, to help them make use of their freedom, and international help is needed, Cardinal Charles Bo has said during his visit to Australia. Source: Catholic Outlook.
South Australia will become the first state where priests will be legally obliged to report any confessions of child sexual abuse or face the possibility of a $10,000 fine. Source: ABC.
Catholic chaplains and managers who work in Australian ports, and those who support their work financially, are being reminded of the scriptural imperative to “always welcome a stranger” in the lead-up to Sea Sunday. Source: ACBC/Stella Maris.
The council of nine cardinals, or C9, tasked with advising Pope Francis and shaping the reform of the Roman Curia, has released a first draft of a constitution outlining the Pontiff’s vision for the Vatican. Source: Crux.
How is it that God in heaven can hear the cries of the poor, but people standing nearby either cannot or do not care, Pope Francis asked. Source: CNS.
While the English may have invented the world game, they did not invent the World Cup – that was the work of Catholic Frenchman Jules Rimet, writes Michael Duggan. Source: Catholic Herald.
Banks are being urged to mark Elder Abuse Day today by appointing in-branch staff dedicated to protecting older Australians from financial exploitation. Source: SBS
The Turnbull Government has promised to deliver a national apology to survivors and victims of institutional child sexual abuse, and their families, later this year, as part of its official response to the royal commission. Source: The Australian.
The phrase “it’s all Greek to me” does not apply to Fr Nicholas King SJ, an acclaimed international biblical scholar and Fellow in New Testament at Oxford who will present on St Paul at next month’s Broken Bay Bible Conference.
History was made last Saturday when Deacon Kopel Gibuma became the first Torres Strait Islander to be ordained to the transitional diaconate in the Catholic Church. Source: ordinariate.org.au.
An alliance of more than 30 peak bodies and welfare groups has called on the Senate to reject legislation that would force new migrants to wait four years to access some social security payments. Source: Pro Bono News.
The Republic of Ireland will hold a second referendum this year - this time on whether to change its laws against blasphemy. Source: BBC.
A large statue of St John-Paul II has been relocated to private land following a French court's ruling it had to be moved from a town square due to strict secularism laws. Source: AFP/Daily Nation.
Talks between the leaders of the United States and North Korea are "truly historic" and bring hope for the start of a new era of peace, said Pope Francis's ambassador to Korea. Source: CNS/Vatican News.
The school chaplains program has been labelled discriminatory in a test case against rules requiring pastoral care workers to be connected to organised religion. Source: The Guardian.
I love my cricket but the best things that happen in our team are off the field, says Colm McCaughan, a member of Sydney’s Papal Bulls cricket club. Source: Catholic Weekly.