University of Notre Dame Australia hosted a cultural immersion program in the Kimberley for Western Australia's senior judges, providing them with a chance to hear directly about Aboriginal history, culture and family life. Source: The Record.
Queensland senator Amanda Stoker says the roasting the religious discrimination bill received from religious groups is a “positive sign”. Source: Sky News Australia.
Two of the cardinals leading the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon have made clear that the gathering will consider the idea of ordaining older married men to address the severe lack of priests across the nine-nation region. Source: NCR Online.
Asylum-seekers who were transferred from Manus Island to Port Moresby are being “forced into poverty”, according to an advocacy group. Source: SBS News.
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon has decried Myanmar’s ongoing violence and encouraged religious leaders to raise their voices in defence of the vulnerable. Source: CNA.
Renewal was the hope and lived experience of an estimated 1500 people of all ages last week at the Ignite Youth Conference in Brisbane. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Australian Sr Louise Cleary CSB has been recognised in Rome for her outstanding contribution in the fight against human trafficking. Source: Catholic Religious Australia.
Many Australians cheered as the 2015 Melbourne Cup was won by outsider Prince of Penzance and jockey Michelle Payne, who became the first woman to win the prestigious race. Ride Like A Girl tells Michelle’s story. Source: ACOFB.
A Jesuit priest from Burkina Faso has made history as the first African to win the prestigious Ratzinger Prize, which honours the work and academic contribution of theologians and other Catholic intellectuals. Source: CNA.
St Vincent’s Health Australia has voiced its opposition to the Morrison Government’s plan to drug test unemployed Australians, telling senators the plan ignores the nature of drug addiction. Source: Yahoo7 News.
Melbourne Catholic parishes are investigating how they could take part in an ecumenical program that provides accommodation for rough sleepers during winter. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Pope Francis will voice his opposition to nuclear weapons and honour victims of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster during a visit to the country that is expected to be a highlight of his upcoming trip to Asia. Source: Crux.
Pope Francis is urging Catholics to stop wasting time worrying about the past and start finding ways to take their faith out into the world. Source: The Tablet.
The Department of Home Affairs has poured cold water on a United Nations request to release from detention a Tamil family fighting deportation to Sri Lanka. Source: The Age.
The release of a report on the reform of abortion laws in South Australia has been delayed until the end of this month. Source: The Southern Cross.
Australian television is about to become a whole lot holier with two religious sisters competing in the new season of The Amazing Race Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The 65-year history of the Australasian Catholic Press Association has been collated in a new book launched at the association’s annual conference. Source: Salesian Bulletin.
Bible Society Australia has launched new translations of the Bible in Auslan, Australian sign language, to coincide with the International Day of Sign Languages. Source: Eternity News.