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Media Pope Francis Youth

Pope talks abortion, LGBTQ rights with young people in new documentary

“It’s boring to talk to a priest,” Pope Francis said with a smile as he began an upfront and informal conversation with 10 young people in Rome on their questions about faith and issues within the Church. Source: OSV News.


Australian Catholics magazine gets a makeover

The latest edition of Australian Catholics magazine, out this month, has a new look and feel. Source: Jesuit Communications. 


Archbishop Fisher invites The Project to church

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has invited the boss of Channel Ten and panellists from The Project to attend Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, criticising the program’s apology for a joke about Jesus as disingenuous and forced. Source: SMH.

Media Pope Francis

Noble profession of journalism must convey the truth: Pope

The work of journalists is to listen and convey the truth of what was really said, Pope Francis has told a Catholic weekly magazine. Source: CNS.

Education Media

Opus Dei responds to issues raised in ABC program

Opus Dei says it has “deep respect” for men and women who raised concerns about schools linked to the prelature on ABC’s Four Corners program on Monday.


ABC program ‘seems to be an attack on the Catholic faith’

A group of schools has warned parents of a “targeted attack” by the ABC it says is designed to smear them, the Church and the New South Wales Liberal Party as religious extremists. Source: Daily Telegraph.


CathNews launches new website and newsletter design

CathNews has today unveiled its new website and a new newsletter design, marking the first revamp of the longstanding news aggregation service in many years.