Catholics must counter evil by actively living out charity in the performance of good deeds, Pope Francis told people gathered in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday. Source: Crux.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley has announced a major investigation into St John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston, following allegations made by two former seminarians. Source: CNA.
Prosecutors in Egypt have charged a former monk with the murder of Coptic Orthodox Bishop Epiphanius, who was found dead on July 29 at his desert monastery. Source: Vatican News.
Australian school students are becoming more likely to identify with “no religion” even in religious schools, including a 68 per cent increase in Catholic schools. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
With its stunning inlaid pearl shell altar making it arguably one of the most beautiful churches in Australia, Sacred Heart Church at Beagle Bay, Western Australia, is celebrating 100 years of extraordinary history. Source: ABC News.
Ten years since the first national gathering of youth ministers at World Youth Day Sydney, delegates will meet in Parramatta in September to identify areas for growth and to contribute to Plenary Council 2020 discussions. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
An Australian medical ethicist has called on the Senate to reject a bill that would clear the way for assisted suicide to be legalised across Australia. Source: Canberra Times.
A phenomenon of “missing girls” could be afflicting Victoria, as a new study suggests some parents could be aborting unborn female babies or undergoing embryo selection overseas in order to have a son. Source: The Age.
Broken Bay Diocese is preparing for the Plenary Council 2020 by training 140 leaders from parishes, schools and agencies to lead and facilitate listening and dialogue sessions in their communities. Source: Broken Bay News.
Catholic Health Australia has expressed deep concern that Senator David Leyonhjelm’s proposed bill to allow the ACT and Northern Territory the right to legalise euthanasia serves to distract from inadequate access to palliative care.
An initiative to properly treat children living with HIV has gained new momentum as organisations and pharmaceutical companies respond to a Vatican push to look past profit and do the right thing. Source: Crux.
After listening to Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous at a recent conference in Brisbane, anyone with a serious interest in human rights would have been profoundly depressed, writes Chris Merritt. Source: The Australian.
Fr Hans Zollner SJ, one of the Church's leading experts on sexual abuse, will give two presentations in Sydney on the abuse crisis. Source: Wollongong Diocese.
Catholic and independent schools in Canberra have raised concerns that the loss of some dedicated school buses will endanger young students. Source: ABC News.
Australia's first Oratory community is finalising its petition to the Holy See to be a canonically established congregation in the Brisbane Archdiocese. Source: The Catholic Leader.
For more than 40 years, Western Australia's Royal School of Church Music has provided young musicians of all levels with an experience in sacred liturgy. Source: The eRecord.
Summer 1993 tells the story of a six-year-old girl who is sent to the Catalan countryside to live with her uncle and his family after the death of her mother from AIDS. Source: ACOFB.
Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalise abortion for any reason in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, in a decision that could reverberate around South America. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.