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In The Dioceses Tragedy

Eastertide joy turns to tears as Sydney mourns victims of knife attack

The joy of Eastertide has turned to shock and bewilderment across Sydney’s Catholic community in the wake of a deadly knife attack at Bondi Junction Westfield shopping centre, in which seven people died and a dozen were injured. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Papal Trip Pope Francis

Vatican confirms Pope to visit Oceania and Asia

Pope Francis will visit Papua New Guinea and three countries in Asia in September, the Vatican announced on Friday. Source: Crux. 

Education Religious Freedom

Albanese urged to ignore review of discrimination at religious schools 

Religious leaders and the Coalition are urging Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to ignore a report the Government commissioned into reducing discrimination at faith-based schools. Source: The Australian.

In The Dioceses

New precinct aims to give Bendigo a boost

Sandhurst Diocese has submitted plans to rejuvenate the church-owned land adjacent to Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo. 

Interfaith Reflection

Pilgrimage to Holy land showed the best way forward

Ten years ago, 12 of us, four Jews, four Christians and four Muslims, men and women, went on a pilgrimage, led by a rabbi, a Catholic priest and an Imam, writes Fr John Dupuche. Source: The Age.


Retiring head of Cairns education made an ‘immeasurable contribution’

Catholic Education Cairns executive director Bill Dixon has announced his retirement after more than 10 years in the role.

Middle East Pope Francis

Pope appeals for end to violence in Middle East

Pope Francis made a heartfelt appeal yesterday to halt the spiral of violence in the Middle East and for all nations to favour negotiation and peace efforts while assisting those suffering in Gaza. Source: Vatican News.

South East Asia

Myanmar priest shot while celebrating Mass

Unknown assailants shot and seriously injured a priest while he was celebrating morning Mass in Myanmar’s conflict-stricken northern Kachin state on Friday. Source: UCA News.

Digital Life Priesthood United States

US seminarians to screen out technology to gain more prayer time

A new formation program at United States seminaries will see first-year seminarians have more prayer time and less screen time. Source: CNA.