The Church in Italy is under mounting pressure to confront its legacy of clerical sexual abuse with an independent inquiry. Source: NCR Online.
Fr Damian Styles is a tank of a man – and that’s apt. He’s a military chaplain who trained as a tank soldier. He was once nearly crushed by a tank. He got his licence to drive a tank before his licence to drive a car. Source: Catholic Voice.
Australian Order of Malta members were among the first pilgrims to return to the Sanctuary of Lourdes in France, which has been closed for two years due to the pandemic. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back yesterday on the decision by San Francisco’s Catholic archbishop to deny her Communion over her support of abortion. Source: Crux.
Recent renovations to St Scholastica’s Chapel in the inner-Sydney suburb of Glebe gave the Sisters of the Good Samaritan’s archivist a bird’s-eye view of some of the chapel’s treasures. Source: The Good Oil.
Cardinal Joseph Zen appeared in court in Hong Kong yesterday, which was also the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China. Source: CNA.
Incoming Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney has warned there is significant work ahead to build a consensus on the Indigenous voice before a referendum can be held on enshrining it in the Constitution. Source: The Australian.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has used the feast day of Our Lady, Help of Christians to call for prayers for the Church in Australia, ahead of a historic second assembly of the Plenary Council in July. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The Australian Bishops Commission for Evangelisation, Laity and Ministry will host a national online conference on evangelisation from October 20-22. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Cost-of-living pressures are set to increase over the next six months, economists say, with inflation potentially reaching 6.5 per cent by year’s end in what would be an early challenge for the Albanese Government. Source: The Australian.
Organisations or groups that involve volunteers are urged to share their thoughts in a survey aimed at shaping the future of volunteering in Australia. Source: Pro Bono News.
Two Church groups in the Philippines have issued warnings telling Catholics to beware of at least one fraudster seeking money by posing as the country’s apostolic nuncio. Source: UCA News.
A dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz is now the main character in a surprising drama after the Catholic University of America announced plans to auction it. to fund its drama school. Source: CNA.
Caritas Australia has welcomed the new Albanese Government’s commitment to the Uluru Statement from the Heart and to foreign aid and says it will “really make a difference” to First Nations communities and the country’s closest neighbours.
Catholics with disabilities can be and want to be active members of the Church but that will require fighting discrimination and paternalism, participants told an online listening session for the Synod of Bishops. Source: Crux.
Majellan Media has partnered with the international Laudato Si’ Movement to inspire Catholic communities to tackle the ecological crisis and climate emergency.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter A Comensoli celebrated a memorial Mass on Sunday for all those who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
After nearly two years of lockdowns and COVID restrictions, Catholic Schools Youth Ministry Australia has relaunched its youth ministry formation program in the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese. Source: Catholic Voice.