Praying the Rosary has helped to sustain Tasmanian Mary Siejka during times of the most extreme hardship. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Aid agencies and Catholic officials are sounding the alarm on Yemen’s spiralling humanitarian crisis, calling on the combatants to end the war and make badly needed assistance available. Source: Crux.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian personally called Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP to allay fears that the state would block a $4.5 billion federal funding deal for schools. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
A court in Pakistan has reserved its decision on whether a Catholic woman will become the first person to be sentenced to death under the country’s controversial blasphemy laws. Source: NCR Online.
A bill to legalise abortion in Queensland is expected to be decided in a tight vote in the state’s Parliament next week. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Catholic Education Western Australia’s new chief says she is keen and ready to hit the ground running with a new strategic direction when she formally begins in the role next year. Source: The eRecord.
A member of the child abuse royal commission is calling for Australian churches and their charities to have more financial transparency. Source: The Age.
Australia must be ready for some “difficult stories”, but the aged care royal commission will rebuild trust in the sector, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday. Source: SBS News.
When South Korean President Moon Jae-in visits Pope Francis this month, he will carry a message from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Source: Vatican News.
God wants couples to live out their marriage faithfully and not abandon hope when things go awry, Pope Francis said on Sunday. Source: CNS.
Australia’s First Peoples gathered in Perth last week to explore the strong connections between faith, spirituality and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The validity of exclusion zones outside abortion clinics in Victoria and Tasmania will be challenged in the High Court in Canberra today. Source: ABC News.
A scheme to help survivors of institutional child sexual abuse has been described as “insensitive” at a hearing to examine its rollout. Source: SBS News.
Hundreds of traumatised Catholics on Indonesia’s earthquake-stricken Sulawesi island have attended Masses outside the largest church in the city’s capital. Source: ucanews.com.
Catholic and independent schools are being wooed by Victoria’s Labor Government with a $400 million building fund announced ahead of next month's state election. Source: 9news.com.au.
An Australian Catholic University program is engaging young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds through weekly soccer and educational opportunities.
Representatives from a dozen different faith communities gathered in Adelaide on Sunday to pledge their commitment to taking action on climate change. Source: The Southern Cross.
Australia’s youth representative at the Synod of Bishops in Rome says he continues to be active in his faith because of Jesus, and not the Church’s priests, bishops or people. Source: Crux.