Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has warned activist-backed legal cases launched against religious schools “threaten the very future of faith-based education in this country”. Source: The Australian.
Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors meeting in Rome said there was a continued need to make safeguarding consistently part of the life of the Church around the world. Source: Crux.
Prince Charles will travel to Rome next month to attend the canonisation ceremony of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. Source: The Tablet.
A new toolkit launched in Canberra yesterday will provide resources to parents and schools to help improve student learning. Source: Catholic School Parents Australia.
Sisters from the Congregation of St Anne – Madras are staying true to their mission of "working for the betterment of women" around the world with the opening of a new convent house in South Australia. Source: The Southern Cross.
Young people and youth ministers from across the country have met for the first time as the new members of the Australian Catholic Youth Council. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says the involvement of Catholics across the country remains critical as the Council’s Listening and Discernment stage ramps up.
The National Party is calling on the Morrison Government to “pursue” increasing welfare payments, in a new intervention in the debate to raise the rate of Newstart. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
The Church in Papua New Guinea has turned housing developer in an effort to provide homes for migrant workers. In exchange, the local community will get voluntary help such as cleaning hospitals. Source: ucanews.com.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has told a pro-life rally in Sydney that the proposed bill to decriminalise abortion is “effectively infanticide on demand”. Source: ABC News.
The German bishops’ plans for a two-year process of consultation and deliberation on key issues facing the Church must conform to universal Church law and be approved by the Pope, said the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. Source: CNS.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge says the Church is not about to “butt out” of debates over environmental concerns. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Sydney Archdiocese’s Anti-Slavery Taskforce has released a new report calling on Church agencies to share resources and work more closely together to eradicate modern slavery.
Ballarat Diocese has implemented 73 per cent of the indicators relevant to its operations under the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards, according to an audit report published today by Catholic Professional Standards.
Pope Francis said giving fragments of St Peter’s bones to the head of the Church founded by Peter’s brother, St Andrew, was meant to be a reminder and encouragement of the journey toward Christian unity. Source: The Tablet.
Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for nuclear disarmament and honour the small Catholic communities in each country. Source: News.com.au.
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Virgilio do Carmo da Silva of Dili as East Timor’s first archbishop, 17 years after the country gained independence. Source: ucanews.com.
The Commonwealth Government breached the human rights of three Iranian families seeking asylum in Australia by sending them to Nauru, the Australian Human Rights Commission has found. Source: The Age.