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Lay ministers in rural New South Wales received specialist formation in liturgical ministry recently when the Australian Catholic University Centre for Liturgy travelled to Hay in Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese. Source: ACU.
Cardinal George Pell’s case will return to court today as he appeals his conviction for sexually abusing two Melbourne choirboys. Source: 9 News/ABC.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has visited one of the Sri Lankan churches hit by the Easter bombings and said Australia would help the country rebuild after the terrorist attacks on three churches and four hotels. Source: The Australian.
Author and podcaster Matt Fradd has three fundamental interests: philosophy, apologetics and helping people overcome pornography. Source: The Catholic Leader.
However you look at it, $158 billion in forgone revenue from the Government’s tax cut program will impact its capacity to meet the needs of Australians, writes Catholic Social Services Australia’s Joe Zabar. Source: ProBono News.
Forget about the French Open and Wimbledon, the International Tennis Tournament for Priests gets underway later this month in Lincoln, Nebraska. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis has addressed more than 100 magistrates at the Pan-American Judges' Summit on Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine in the Vatican, urging them to defend social rights. Source: Vatican News.
The controversial red crosses that lit up the Hobart waterfront during Dark Mofo last year are back and there is a noticeable difference — they are no longer inverted. Source: The Mercury.
Australian Human Rights Commission president Rosalind Croucher has warned the absence of legislation making faith-based discrimination unlawful has deterred people from making complaints and shut them out of the courts. Source: The Australian.
Thousands of students could soon be learning in a new multi-storey school located in the heart of a new retail, residential and commercial precinct in Sydney’s north-west. Source: Rouse Hill Times.
A delegation of bishops has toured a Sydney Catholic hospital that is improving the health of Indigenous people via a range of innovative reconciliation and Closing the Gap programs. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Four years on from the launch of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ call for all people to take “swift and unified global action” to protect the environment, South Australian students are embracing his message. Source: The Southern Cross.
Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Christ is Alive could hold the key to restoring meaning in young people's lives and tackling the crisis in child and adolescent mental health, writes Fr Richard Leonard SJ. Source: The Tablet.
Changes are in store at the popular Vinnies shops in Tasmania, with four new outlets set to open and provide ongoing funding support for emergency relief services in the state. Source: Archdiocese of Hobart.
Pope Francis says his relationship with Benedict XVI gives him strength and reminds him of the living tradition of the Church. Source: CNA.
Catholic Schools NSW has today released a report showing its schools saved taxpayers almost half a billion dollars last year and will save more than $2.5 billion by 2022.
Legalising sex work in South Australia will encourage more women to enter the industry and do nothing to protect them from violent attacks, survivors of the prostitution trade have warned. Source: The Advertiser.
The Bishop of Providence, Rhode Island, says he regrets the controversy he created by telling Catholics to boycott Pride Month events but that he can’t renounce church teachings. Source: NBC News.