A Catholic religious facing arrest over conversion charges in India’s Madhya Pradesh state has appealed to the state’s high court for anticipatory bail after a trial court turned down her appeal for anticipatory bail. Source: UCA News.
The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria is seeking state and federal funding for its plans to open several schools in Melbourne’s fast-growing outer suburbs over the next two years. Source: The Age.
Pope Francis has commended a Russian version of his 2020 encyclical promoting human fraternity translated by a Moscow Muslim group that hopes the document will promote peaceful dialogue among religions. Source: RNS.
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for March seeks to highlight the joy that the sacrament of Reconciliation brings and reminds the faithful it is a loving and merciful encounter with God. Source: Vatican News.
To mark Pope Francis’ trip this week to Iraq, Aid to the Church in Need has announced a $2.3 million program to support young Christian students in the country.
A years-long project to produce a book that contains the prayers the celebrant prays from the presider’s chair has been completed, with the new book now on sale in Australia. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Caitlin Swan hopes her new television show will raise the Australian profile of her great-great-great aunt, St Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The passing of legislation allowing late-term abortions in South Australia has sparked calls for greater involvement of pro-life advocates in the political arena. Source: The Southern Cross.
The number of people accessing Victoria’s euthanasia program is rising as the scheme appears to gain momentum in the state. Source: Herald Sun.
Kendal Fraser and her mum, Rene Thompson, never thought they’d share a job title helping women with debilitating health issues. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Despite the pandemic and security concerns, Pope Francis is determined to visit Iraq this week to pay homage to Christians and other minorities persecuted for their faith and promote an interreligious message of peace and harmony. Source: CNS.
English Cardinal Vincent Nichols has welcomed a United States investigation into alleged labour abuses in the garment-making industry in the city of Leicester. Source: CNA.
The Irish Bishops Conference is planning a national synod for the Church in Ireland “in the near future”. Source: The Tablet.
As the first non-seminarian to study canon law at St Patrick’s College, Manly, during the 1960s, Janet Coombs once offered to wear a black dress to classes to blend in with her soutane-wearing classmates. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
The Sisters of Saint Joseph have joined the call for radical and lasting change to Australia’s aged care system, following the release of the aged care royal commission final report on Monday.
Educator Peter Woods has a vision to inspire and equip Catholic schools and youth ministries to become centres of the new evangelisation. Source: Catholic Voice.
For the next World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis wants Catholics to focus on greater communion and unity among all people. Source: Crux.
A new community centre in Brisbane “signals a new beginning, filled with hope” for the local Vietnamese Catholic community. Source: In the Word.