Attorney-General Christian Porter has released the Morrison Government’s draft religious discrimination legislation following an election pledge to protect religious freedom. Source: ABC News.
Catholic bishops in South Sudan praised the recent peace agreement for neighbouring Sudan, which has experienced political turmoil since the military ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in April. Source: NCR Online.
The head of Catholic Earthcare Australia has called for urgent action to safeguard “our common home” ahead of the fifth annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation this Sunday. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Robyn Miller has devoted her career to caring for vulnerable families and children and helping to change the social justice system to allow for early intervention that supports struggling families. Source: Women Matter.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the referendum that saw East Timor vote for independence from Indonesia. Since then, the Marist Brothers have been helping to rebuild the country’s education system. Source: Australian Marist Solidarity.
When a movie is so transparently designed to work your tear ducts, what value (if any) should you place on the emotion that it elicits? A Dog’s Journey is such a film. Source: ACOFB
Catholic filmmaker Kevin Dunn has a clear, passionate message when it comes to euthanasia and assisted suicide: “I love life. It’s a gift, and we need to protect it, at all costs.” Source: The Catholic Leader.
A Victorian MP has opened up about the sexual abuse his father suffered at the hands of a Catholic clergyman while taking aim at the Church’s refusal to comply with new mandatory reporting laws. Source: The Age.
The Melkite Catholic Church marked 40 years of its presence in Western Australia with a liturgy rich in tradition and symbolism at St Mary’s Cathedral in Perth last week. Source: The eRecord.
Children in the Adelaide Archdiocese will be encouraged to have a say and write down their thoughts during National Child Protection Week in September. Source: The Southern Cross.
An English bishop is creating a green oasis on the grounds of his residence in the hope of inspiring visitors to heed the call of Pope Francis to “care for our common home.” Source: Crux.
The new head of Australia’s Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross was installed at a special Mass in Sydney on Tuesday night. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The Vatican yesterday confirmed the second episcopal consecration in China under last year’s provisional agreement between the Holy See and China. Source: Vatican News.
An important aspect of the Christian life is obeying God even when there may be consequences for going against the commands of others, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.
A Catholic school in western Sydney has apologised after an assignment was issued to year 9 students to contact their local MP about supporting Israel Folau, “the face of religious freedom”. Source: News.com.au.
West Australian politicians have started the gruelling task of debating the McGowan Government’s proposed euthanasia law, which is expected to consume most of Parliament’s time until Christmas. Source: WA Today.
A Benedictine monastery will be built in Colebrook, Tasmania, after the local council approved a development application for the site. Source: ABC News.
The Archdiocese of Seattle is facing questions after a local man received a formal Catholic blessing at Mass shortly before committing assisted suicide. Source: Catholic Herald.