Voluntary euthanasia legislation has left Western Australia’s religious communities debating doctrine and death. Source: ABC News.
Edmund Rice Centre director Phil Glendenning has highlighted the importance of Australia’s commitment to acting on climate change, ahead of the 50th meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum which begins today in Tuvalu.
Pope Francis marked the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions yesterday with a message urging the protection of life and human dignity in armed conflicts. Source: CNA.
The New South Wales upper house Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party won’t support the bill to decriminalise abortion because of concerns over a lack of provisions about sex-selection in the legislation. Source: The Guardian.
The challenges, opportunities and realities of solidarity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia were discussed at the 7th annual Australian Catholic University Solidarity Dinner in Brisbane. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is an “urgent” gathering, not of scientists and politicians but for the Church, whose focus will be evangelisation, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.
Authorities are investigating whether a letter circulated on social media, reportedly written by Cardinal George Pell, is in violation of prison rules. Source: News.com.au.
“Everybody's entitled to freedom of thought, speech, conscience, and of religion,” Notre Dame University Professor of Law Gerard V. Bradley told a seminar in Melbourne last week. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The director of schools for Catholic Education in the Diocese of Wollongong, Peter Turner, will retire at the end of this year, after more than 45 years of service and leadership.
Venerable Catherine McAuley, a woman who nurtured poor Irish Catholics in Dublin, has found her way to Brisbane in the form of a statue at Australian Catholic University Banyo’s Holy Spirit Chapel. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The Bishops of Western Australia will incorporate Catholic Education Western Australia, Perth Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton has announced. Source: The eRecord.
Legislation to decriminalise abortion passed the New South Wales Parliament’s lower house last night after a debate in which MPs voted against a move preventing gender-selective terminations. Source: The Daily Telegraph.
There is no reprieve for those who say life on Newstart is tough, with the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing things are getting even tougher. Source: ABC News.
South Australia’s newest Catholic school will open in Two Wells, 45km north of Adelaide, in 2021 for primary school levels, but will progressively cater for students up to year 12. Source: The Southern Cross.
While recognising the devastating effects sexual abuse has on victims, a trauma psychologist says many people in the wider community have suffered “spiritual trauma” as a result of abuse revelations within the Church. Source: Catholic Voice.
Ageing friends celebrate a birthday but the party takes a serious turn when events from their past resurface in Palm Beach. Source: ACOFB.
Fans of the Catholic author GK Chesterton have spoken of their frustration and disappointment at the decision not to open his cause for sainthood. Source: The Tablet.
The Church in Japan is this week commemorating the 74th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with prayers and appeals for a future of peace and nuclear disarmament. Source: Vatican News.