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Saints United Kingdom

UK bishops elevate St Winefride’s Well to national shrine status

The bishops of England and Wales have elevated St Winefride’s Well to the status of a national shrine. Source: Catholic Herald.


Pope picks Archbishop Costelloe for key Synod of Bishops role

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.


New rules will broaden access to medical abortion pills

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.

Cost Of Living

Young people the most generous to those struggling with rising costs

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.

Bishops Church Life

Bishop Howell’s liturgical reception to be livestreamed today

Bishop Ken Howell will officially become the seventh Bishop of Toowoomba today during a liturgical reception at St Patrick’s Cathedral Toowoomba.


New message stick for Melbourne’s cathedral invites respect and unity

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.

Laudato Si'

Catholic universities urged to be ‘culture builders’ by embracing Laudato Si’

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.

World Youth Day

Prisoners build 50 confessionals for World Youth Day

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.

International Youth

Gathering of young Christians in Iraq a symbol of hope for the future

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.