European Catholic bishops marked 30 years since the breaching of the Berlin Wall with tributes to those who worked for peaceful change, as well as warnings against resurgent “ideologies behind the building of walls”. Source: CNS.
Decades of fruitful international cooperation on protecting the earth’s ozone layer serve as an important lesson for guiding collaboration needed today, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Crux.
Being Christian presents unique challenges when looking for love, and as Christian women outnumber men, some are realising they may never have families. Source: ABC News.
Catholic schools have struck a new partnership with independent schools to share expertise and resources in areas such as teacher training, education research and student wellbeing. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
CatholicCare Wollongong has unveiled its new reconciliation plan, which aims to establish an inclusive community where Indigenous people have a strong sense of belonging. Source: Illawarra Mercury.
Newly installed Broken Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo wants to have “the smell of the sheep”, a phrase his old mentor – Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis – used to encourage in his priests. Source: Daily Telegraph.
The Australian Labor Party needs to improve its appeal among practising Christians, according to a review of the party's 2019 election campaign. Source: The Australian.
Sr Louise McKeogh has been appointed provincial of the South Pacific region of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, known as the Salesian Sisters. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Emu Runner is an Australian film that explores the effect of a mother’s death on an Aboriginal family in outback Australia. It is the first feature by writer-director Imogen Thomas. Source: ACOFB.
Following a proposal made during the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis has restructured several dioceses in the Brazilian Amazon to better address the needs of local Catholics. Source: Crux.
Polarising “three-parent IVF” could soon be available for Australians under a new government proposal. However, many are challenging the scientific, ethical and social implications of the procedure. Source: Herald Sun.
Christians who preach the Gospel must see people who do not know Christ as children of God and not as non-believers worthy of hostility and contempt, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Religious leaders from a number of New Zealand’s faith traditions have written a joint letter to members of the country’s Parliament expressing their concerns about passing the End of Life Choice Bill. Source: Scoop NZ.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli joined Anglican Archbishop Philip Freier in lighting a unity candle at a ceremony marking reconciliation and understanding between the two churches. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
It is common for members of the House of Representatives to join the Speaker in reciting the Lord’s Prayer each morning. This wasn’t always the case, writes Kevin Andrews. Source: Catholic Voice.
Australian delegates at the recent International Christian Maritime Association conference say the gathering helped strengthen their resolve to minister to people who make their living on the ocean. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Pope Francis has released a video message highlighting his prayer intention for November, which is that interreligious dialogue and peace may reign in the Middle East. Source: Vatican News.
More than 7000 Queensland teachers and support staff from 195 Catholic schools will today commence work bans after failing to negotiate with employers over workload and wage parity. Source: Brisbane Times.