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Québec Cardinal named in lawsuit to step aside from duties

Cardinal Gérald Lacroix of Québec has announced he will temporarily step aside from his duties, after he was named in court documents in connection with a class-action abuse lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of Québec in 2022. Source: NCR Online.


Vatican unveils Nativity scene marking its 800-year-old origin

The Vatican unveiled its annual Nativity scene on Friday, paying special tribute to the origins of the beloved tradition on its 800th anniversary. Source: National Catholic Register.


Indonesian archbishop urges Catholics to quit alcohol

An Indonesian archbishop has called on Catholics to stop drinking alcoholic beverages and described alcohol traders as big enemies of the Church who destabilise social peace and progress. Source: UCA News.


Migrant crisis requires wisdom, not alarmist propaganda: Pope

The deepening migrant crisis unfolding in the Mediterranean is “a reality of our times” that calls for wisdom and a collaborative response from European nations, not “alarmist propaganda”, Pope Francis said at the weekend. Source: The Tablet.


Movie set in Paris taxi a delightful ride

In Driving Madeleine (Une Belle Course), a seemingly simple taxi ride across Paris evolves into a profound meditation on the realities of the driver, whose personal life is in shambles, and his fare, an elderly woman whose warmth belies her shocking past. Source: Australian Catholics.

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Church of England to consider using gender-neutral terminology to refer to God

The Church of England will explore the use of gender-neutral terms to refer to God in prayers but says there are no plans to abolish current services. Source: ABC News.

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Charity House blessed as project looks to the future

Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous has blessed land at Herdsmans Cove, Tasmania, with a house to be built on the land that will provide employment for young, vulnerable Tasmanians looking to enter the construction industry. Source: Hobart Archdiocese