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In a new Apostolic Letter issued motu proprio, Pope Francis has revised the penal law of the Eastern Churches, harmonising some aspects of the Eastern discipline with that of the Latin Church, while preserving the distinctive features of Eastern law. Source: Vatican News.
More than half a million Australians have asked their bank to temporarily ban them from gambling, a parliamentary inquiry has been told. Source: SBS News.
Victoria’s highest court has ruled that the Catholic Church is vicariously liable for sexual abuse by a paedophile priest because he was a “servant of the diocese” whose role gave him the “power and intimacy” to access and abuse children. Source: The Guardian.
One of the highlights of the blessing and opening of the newly renovated Sisters of the Good Samaritan Congregational Centre in Glebe recently was the unveiling of a series of specially commissioned artworks, The Ministerial Women, by Terry St Ledger. Source: The Good Oil.
Paw-rishioners of Sydney parish, St Joseph’s Newtown, were treated to a “dog’s breakfast” recently, with more than 30 canines of all shapes and sizes attending the special event, which included home-made dog biscuits, a blessing and doggy certificate. Source: Catholic Weekly.
A Chinese bishop was installed yesterday as the bishop of Shanghai with the Vatican learning of the installation via media reports. Source: CNA/Vatican News.