The Canadian government has extended its deadline until Friday for faith-based groups to sign a mandate professing support for abortion if they wish to receive funds for a summer jobs program. Source: Zenit.
Pope Francis has appealed for concerted action against human trafficking ahead of today's Day of Prayer and Awareness against forced migration and slavery. Source: Vatican News.
Catholic priests must deliver good homilies so the "good news" of the Gospel can take root in people's hearts and help them live holier lives, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: The Tablet.
In a rare new letter penned by Benedict XVI, the retired pontiff said he is in the last phase of his life, and while his physical strength might be waning, he is surrounded by a “love and goodness” that he never imagined. Source: CNA.
Two former officials of the Vatican bank have been convicted by a court of the Vatican City State of financial mismanagement of investments and ordered to pay almost $76 million in damages. Source: Crux.
A Catholic Education Commission of Victoria report has found elite independent schools are receiving an extra $747 million each year under the federal government's own test of need. Source: ABC News.
Senator Mathias Cormann has conceded the bill banning foreign donations may need to be changed, as crossbench senators revolt over the administrative burden it places on minor parties, charities and activists. Source: The Guardian.
Leading charities have seen a drop in donations because of the rise of online sites where consumers are buying, selling and swapping household goods. Source: The Catholic Leader.
As the inaugural chief of Catholic Professional Standards Limited, Sheree Limbrick says she will know she is doing her job when children and vulnerable people know where to go when something is not right. Source: The Southern Cross.
The Philippines' national police chief has attacked Church leaders who described the government's latest anti-narcotics campaign as "mere theatrics". Source: UCAN.
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints yesterday approved the second miracle needed for the canonisation of Blessed Pope Paul VI. Source: CNA.
The Australian Catholic University has cancelled dozens of courses in the first sign that the federal government’s capping of university teaching funds could stymie choice for students. Source: The Australian.
Describing a world marked by signs of “the end of time”, including false prophets and cold hearts, Pope Francis has urged Catholics to use Lent to counteract this “great tribulation” through prayer, almsgiving and fasting. Source: Crux.
For a whole month each year, when all the tourists are gone, a team comes into the Sistine Chapel to clean it, check for damage and report on the health of some of the world's most treasured art. Source: CNN.
The Turnbull Government's effort to extend cashless welfare card trials further into Western Australia and Queensland has passed the lower house. Source: News.com.au.
Fr Ernie Smith, founder of Melbourne's Sacred Heart Mission, has been stood down over sexual abuse allegations. Source: The Age.
Fifty years ago, a Toowoomba priest handed over the most valuable private collection of Australiana to the University of Queensland’s Fryer Library. This is his incredible story. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Melbourne’s Angela Markas has been encouraged to “be yourself” as she prepares to represent young Australians at a Vatican gathering next month. Source: ACBC Media Blog.