The seeming indifference of the Filipino faithful to thousands of drug-related killings across the country has pushed a Catholic bishop in Manila to the point of calling himself a failure as a pastor. Source: ucanews.org.
Cardinal George Pell will get another bid to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions after the High Court announced it would hear his application to appeal. Source: The Age.
The crypt of St Mark’s Basilica was completely flooded yesterday after Venice’s water levels hit the highest level in more than 50 years. Source: CNA.
Pope Francis has warned that violence against Jewish people, which reached a state of horror during World War II, is on the rise again. Source: Crux.
New Zealanders will vote on a euthanasia referendum at next year's election after a tight conscience vote in the country's Parliament. Source: ABC News.
Christianity’s disappearance in parts of the Middle East can only be stopped if the international community acts now, according to a new report produced by Aid to the Church in Need.
Australian Huw Warmenhoven has shared his reflections of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Christus Vivit in a short video released by the Vatican. Source: Catholic Outlook.
St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland vice president Annette Baker is a proud Vincentian of 19 years who believes kindness is at the very heart of her calling to help the poor. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Immigration reform is at the top of Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez’s priority list as the newly elected president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Source: CNS.
Kenyan bishops are concerned that an international summit on women’s health rights being held in their country was a ploy to introduce ideologies and practices seen as contrary to African cultures and their religious heritage. Source: Crux.
Palliative care workers have joined last-minute pleas against New Zealand’s euthanasia bill as politicians look likely to pass the legislation at its final vote in Parliament. Source: Otago Daily Times.
The devil is real and is so jealous of Jesus and the salvation Jesus offers that he tries everything he can to divide people and make them attack each other, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Islamic State gunmen shot dead an Armenian Catholic priest and his father as they were travelling in a car in northeastern Syria on Monday. Source: Vatican News.
More than 200 schools along the North Coast of New South Wales, including about 30 Catholic schools, will remain shut today as the threat from bushfires continues. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Retired psychiatric unit worker Kelvin McConville loves his volunteer work with Perth’s Emmaus Community, where he helps homeless men and women who suffer from a mental illness. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Victims of crime will have a faster way of getting the support they need with the launch of a new collaboration between Centacare Ballarat and the police. Source: The Courier.
The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has expressed disappointment over a Senate Committee’s recommendation to repeal the Medevac laws, which enable sick refugees and asylum-seekers to be brought to Australia for medical treatment.
The results of the Vatican’s investigation of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick should be published by early 2020, Cardinal Sean O’Malley OFM Cap. of Boston has told US bishops. Source: CNA.