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Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB says he was honoured to be chosen by Pope Francis as one of nine president-delegates for the sessions of the upcoming Synod on Synodality, calling it a “great privilege”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Access to medical abortions will be dramatically expanded in Australia under major changes that will allow all doctors and nurse practitioners to prescribe the pregnancy termination pill, and all pharmacies to stock it. Source: SMH.
The cost-of-living-crisis has caused most Australians to tighten their figurative belts, but that hasn’t stopped many people from continuing to support others where they can. Source: SBS News.
Bishop Ken Howell will officially become the seventh Bishop of Toowoomba today during a liturgical reception at St Patrick’s Cathedral Toowoomba.
Victoria’s Aboriginal Catholic community has gifted a new message stick to St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, representing Aboriginal people’s contribution to the Church in Australia. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Catholic universities have been urged to help reshape the future by sharing Pope Francis’ vision for a fairer and more sustainable world with the next generation of leaders coming through their classrooms. Source: UNDA.
Just before being released after six years in jail for drug trafficking, Pedro Silva put the finishing touches on the 50 confessionals that, together with four other prisoners, he built for World Youth Day in Lisbon next month. Source: CNA.
Church leaders say a gathering of almost 2000 young Christians in Iraq has provided hope for the future and encouraged the new generations to stay and invest in their country and in their community. Source: Aid to the Church in Need.
Pope Francis has marked the 10th anniversary of his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa, reaffirming his support for migrants who take great risks to cross the Mediterranean to enter Europe. Source: Vatican News.