A third Catholic church has been damaged by indiscriminate shelling by the military in Kayah state, a Catholic stronghold in eastern Myanmar. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis has told priests studying in Rome that if they do not want to be pastors, spending time with the faithful, they should request dismissal from the priesthood and concentrate on academics instead. Source: Crux.
Six Australians will this week participate in a four-day international webinar to reflect on the pastoral application of Pope Francis’ 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The Berejiklian Government is set to backflip on a controversial decision to amalgamate New South Wales cemetery operators into a single entity, following Cabinet backlash over the policy. Source: The Australian.
An Italian nun who was stabbed to death by three teenage girls was beatified on Sunday, after Pope Francis declared her a martyr, killed “in hatred of the faith”. Source: CNA.
The Australian-born youngest daughter of a Tamil asylum-seeker family in immigration detention on Christmas Island has been medically evacuated to Perth with a suspected blood infection. Source: ABC News.
There are more than 170,000 deaths in Australia yearly and most are peaceful. An unquantified tiny number of “bad deaths” is wrongly driving euthanasia legislation, write Haydn Walters and Marion Harris. Source: The Weekend Australian.
Majellan Media, publishers of The Majellan magazine, has launched a free app to help families with their faith and relationship issues.
A Christian drop-in centre in Perth staffed by Catholic and Anglican volunteers has celebrated a milestone, serving 1000 meals to the homeless and vulnerable since October 2020. Source: The eRecord.
Parramatta Diocese is this week marking its inaugural Safe Parishes Week to raise awareness of how everyone in a community contributes to making parishes safe. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Some of Australia’s most well-known newspapers, websites and radio stations have been slugged more than $1 million in fines for being in contempt of court during the child sexual abuse trial of Cardinal George Pell. Source: ABC News.
Pope Francis expressed sorrow yesterday at the discovery of 215 Indigenous children’s graves at a Church-run residential school in Canada. Source: CNA.
Bishops and child protection experts have voiced admiration for Cardinal Reinhard Marx after he announced his request to resign as Archbishop of Munich, calling for more responsibility to be taken for failures in handling the clerical sexual abuse crisis. Source: Crux.
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has written to New South Wales MPs asking for support in seeking a reversal of the Berejiklian Government’s decision to dismiss faith-based operators from management of cemeteries. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Catholic Health Australia will today launch a campaign fighting for access to quality palliative care for all Queenslanders before euthanasia is potentially made legal in the state.
The Shrine of Our Blessed Lady in Adelaide's St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral has been enhanced by the installation of new mosaic artwork featuring the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. Source: The Southern Cross.
When Pope Francis encouraged priests to “take on the smell of the sheep” by being with the people, he might not have imagined two Divine Word Missionaries would respond by spending time on cattle stations in Queensland. Source: In the Word.
Australians are in a “social recession”, feeling more lonely, more anxious and more isolated, according to Anglicare Sydney’s Life After Lockdown report. Source: Eternity News.