Talk to us

CathNews, the most frequently visited Catholic website in Australia, is your daily news service featuring Catholics and Catholicism from home and around the world, Mass on Demand and on line, prayer, meditation, reflections, opinion, and reviews. And, what's more - it's free!

Church Life Migrants

Church embraces African communities in Melbourne

When Deacon George Piech Meat arrived in Australia in 2004 after years as a refugee, his first port of call was a Catholic church. Source: ABC News.

Church Life Women

Australian Catholic women echo global call for Church reform

Although Australian Catholic women are frustrated about discrimination, abuse and patriarchy in the Church, a study has exposed a surprising generational divide. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Census Church Life

Social profiles of Australia’s Catholic dioceses published

One in four Catholics in Broome Diocese are aged under 15, Wagga Wagga Diocese has the largest proportion of Catholics and the Archdiocese of Melbourne the largest number of Catholics, new reports have revealed. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Church Life

New website launched for Official Directory, pre-orders open for print edition

The new website for the online edition of the Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia has been launched, coinciding with the opening of pre-orders for the new print edition of the directory.

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.

Church Life

Thousands take to city streets in ‘beautiful witness to faith’

A sea of Catholics witnessed to their faith by walking with the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of Brisbane’s CBD for the feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday. Source: Catholic Leader.

Church Life

Report reveals makeup of Australian Catholic population

A new National Centre for Pastoral Research report published today provides a comprehensive snapshot of the millions of people who identified as Catholic in the 2021 Australia Census. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Church Life

Christian leaders expect packed churches this Easter

Churches will be packed this Easter, according to Christian leaders who believe the demise of religion has been exaggerated. Source: Canberra Times

Church Life Laity

Conference explores shared mission for clergy and laity

Archbishop Christopher Prowse says a gathering at the Vatican this week will help clergy and lay people alike better understand how they can work together to carry out God’s mission. Source: ACBC Media Blog.