Labor and the Coalition are in a stalemate over proposed legislation to remove discrimination against gay students and teachers at religious schools. Source: The Age.
Catholic Education Melbourne executive director Stephen Elder is on leave pending an investigation into an unsubstantiated workplace complaint. Source: The Australian.
There is no growth without some form of crisis and there is no victory without a battle, Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits yesterday. Source: Crux.
A superannuation fund has gifted a van and a barbecue trailer worth $60,000 to Rosies in Beenleigh, Queensland, to help the charity meet the needs of vulnerable people. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Australian Catholic University Vice-Chancellor and President Greg Craven will lead the university until at least 2022 after having his term extended for the fourth time.
The beginning of the Advent season is a good time to reflect on the Christian call to joyful expectancy, finding hope and consolation in waiting for Christ, Pope Francis said at the weekend. Source: CNA.
An emergency doctor who spearheaded campaigns against the legalisation of euthanasia in Victoria is in Perth to warn of the risks of introducing similar laws in Western Australia. Source: WA Today.
Queensland’s devastating bushfires have seen Catholic communities throughout the Rockhampton Diocese scramble to assist one another during the ongoing emergency. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Pakistan has charged a firebrand cleric with sedition and terrorism for staging violent protests after Catholic death row inmate Asia Bibi was acquitted of blasphemy. Source: ucanews.com.
As we prepare for the Plenary Council 2020, we are being encouraged to speak boldly and to share what is in our hearts, writes Fr Noel Connolly SSC. Source: Columban eBulletin.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has accused Labor of a breach of faith on religious freedom by refusing a Coalition proposal to prevent discrimination against gay students. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Marking the beginning of Advent, Pope Francis yesterday prayed for “martyred” Syria, sharing a sign of hope with the children of the beleaguered country, at war for more than eight years. Source: Crux.
A new syllabus that takes a liberal arts approach to the teaching of religious education will be taught in Catholic schools across New South Wales and the ACT. Source: MNnews Today.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference welcomed a group of young Catholics from across the country to Sydney last week as the Church in Australia marked the end of the Year of Youth. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
In a book-length interview to be published today, Pope Francis addresses gifts and challenges for clerical and religious vocations, among them the challenge of homosexuality in the clergy. Source: CNA.
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia has launched a groundbreaking new report documenting the experiences of women seeking asylum in Australia who have encountered sexual and gender-based violence. Source: Australian Jesuits.
A palliative care nurse was named Australian Catholic University's 2018 Alumni of the Year at an award ceremony in Sydney last Thursday.
A 2000-year-old bronze ring found near Bethlehem bears the name of Pontius Pilate, the Roman official who ordered Jesus Christ to be crucified, archeologists have revealed. Source: The Telegraph UK.