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Fallen Queensland police officers honoured in public memorial

Queensland has farewelled Constables Rachel McCrow and Matthew Arnold, the two police officers killed in last week’s horrific Wieambilla siege, in a public memorial service at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis meets wife and child of Ukrainian prisoner of war

Pope Francis has again asked for prayers for the children of Ukraine this Christmas as he greeted a Ukrainian woman whose husband is a prisoner of war and their son, following his Wednesday audience. Source: Vatican News.

Formation Spirituality

Spiritual directors helping people ‘pay attention’ to God in their lives

A growing number of people are being formed to become spiritual directors, with Australian Catholic University now offering their courses online, making them even more widely available.

Film Review

One last wish for another colourful tale of adventure

A lot of audiences, young and old (except the littlies who might find it too scary), will enjoy this tale of Puss in Boots escapades over the holidays. Source: Jesuit Media.


CathNews will return in the New Year

This is the last edition of CathNews for 2022. CathNews will return on Monday, January 16, 2023. We take this opportunity to wish our readers a blessed Christmas season and a Happy New Year.

Bishops Pope Francis Synod

Synod document ‘genuine voice of People of God’

Australian Synod on Synodality advisor Susan Pascoe has told a meeting of Asian bishops that Pope Francis has been personally involved in the preparation work for the next stage of the Synod process. Source: Vatican News.

Budget Poverty

‘Scene-setter’ Budget gets mixed reviews

More Catholic organisations have responded to the Albanese Government’s first Budget, acknowledging economic challenges facing the nation but expressing a wish more had been done to help Australians living in poverty.

Church Life Clergy Diaconate

Deacons play ‘critically important’ role

Australia’s diaconate is “a critically important part of the emerging Church” NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald told members of the community. Source: Catholic Outlook.

Migrants Religious Freedom

Tehan warns migrants might not come to Australia

Opposition immigration spokesman Dan Tehan says migrants with religious views may be deterred from coming to Australia because political correctness has eroded their freedoms and cowed others from speaking out in defence. Source: The Australian.