A delegation of 40 Australians is heading to Ireland, for the 2018 World Meeting of Families. Source: The eRecord.
Argentina’s Senate will vote on a proposal to legalise abortion, an issue that has divided the population and drawn international attention to the South American country. Source: Yahoo7 News.
A top Vatican official has urged young people to protect the planet and actively live the teachings of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. Source: NCR Online.
Catholics in the Western Australian diocese of Geraldton have provided a strong rural voice during the preparation phase of the three-year Plenary Council 2020 process. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Health Minister Greg Hunt says he opposes a push by crossbench Senator David Leyonhjelm to give the ACT and Northern Territory the right to legalise euthanasia. Source: The Australian.
Catholic hospitals in Indonesia have sent medical teams to treat people injured by the earthquake that struck the island of Lombok on Sunday. Source: Crux.
A focus on security over education in Victoria's youth detention centres is hurting detainees' chances of rehabilitation, according to an Auditor-General's report released yesterday. Source: SBS News.
More than six months after being detained, the future of an Afghan parishioner from the Adelaide Cathedral parish remains uncertain. Source: The Southern Cross.
Attachment to idols is a failure to trust totally in God – and to reject them, Catholics must accept their weaknesses, inviting Christ to heal their hearts, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.
The Church in Zimbabwe has offered to mediate between government and opposition leaders after six people were killed in violence that followed the disputed presidential election. Source: Crux.
A small independent Catholic school on the edge of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley says it is helping families grow in holiness by putting Christ first. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation and Campion College are working towards a co-operative arrangement that would involve pooling resources, former prime minister John Howard announced yesterday. Source: The Australian.
Pope Francis has praised the bishops of Chile for their “decisive” efforts against clerical sexual abuse following a recent meeting. Source: Vatican News.
Every week, volunteers get together at four Sydney outreach centres to salvage bread destined to be thrown away, instead sending loaves, rolls and flatbreads to soup kitchens, charities and migrant support centres across the city. Source: SBS News.
Archbishop Christopher Prowse of Canberra and Goulburn will this weekend lead a pilgrimage to Eden to commemorate St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, whose feast day is today. Source: Eden Magnet.
Thousands of supporters across Australian Catholic schools and parishes have joined in solidarity with the world’s poor by donating more than $10.8 million to Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion campaign.
Peak Catholic groups are concerned the Modern Slavery Bill 2018, currently before federal Parliament, could become a “toothless tiger” if their recommendations to the inquiry are not adopted. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
When new Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli announced last week that he would follow Essendon in the AFL, Richmond supporter Michael McVeigh offered four words of advice. Source: Eureka Street.