Australian Catholic University will today launch ACU Online, a fully online education portfolio that will offer courses specifically designed for online learning.
Labor will extend an olive branch to religious communities through a faith and climate summit on Thursday, Senator Kristina Keneally has revealed. Source: The Guardian.
The Swiss bishops conference and the nation’s conference of religious orders have commissioned an independent study of sexual abuse cases within the Swiss Church during the second half of the 20th century. Source: NCR Online.
Pope Francis has updated the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s procedural norms for the most serious crimes, including abuse of minors, schism and sacramental desecration. Source: CNA.
A historic Canberra church designed by renowned architect Romaldo Giurgola has been broken into and ransacked only weeks out from Christmas. Source: Canberra Times.
A new resource from the Perth Archdiocese’s Safeguarding Office dedicated to women and children will help Catholics to offer a “pastoral response to domestic violence”. Source: The eRecord.
A Catholic school in India was attacked on Monday by a group of Hindu nationalists after a YouTube channel accused the institution of baptising Hindu students. Source: Crux.
The commitment to sustaining the faith of those unable to attend Mass and the generosity of Catholic individuals, families and organisations means Mass for You at Home will continue in 2022. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Five new priests were ordained for the Melbourne Archdiocese on Saturday in an ordination Mass that had been postponed due to Victoria’s extended lockdown. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Aboard the papal plane yesterday, Pope Francis criticised the rise of western populism, advocated on behalf of migrants and stressed the need to continue working for unity with the Orthodox. Source: Crux.
Homelessness, which fell last year on the back of increased welfare payments, is now more prevalent than it was before the pandemic. Source: The Age.
A senior cardinal has warned of the human and economic cost of exploitation in the “deadly” fishing industry. Source: The Tablet.
The new head of Hong Kong’s Catholic diocese says he hopes to foster healing in a congregation and a city divided by the continuing fallout from massive anti-government protests in 2019. Source: Crux.
School-based traineeships are helping senior students at Brisbane Catholic schools to get a headstart on their dream careers while studying for their Queensland Certificate of Education. Source: Brisbane Catholic Education.
The release of Australia’s new national disability strategy has been welcomed by disability advocates, who say the plan is truly representative of the voices of people with disability. Source: Pro Bono News.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter A Comensoli said the Victorian Government’s imposition of “an unbalanced law on people of faith” will add to “a steady decline of religious freedom in Victoria”. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The appointment of Australia’s first Regional Education Commissioner will help support better outcomes for regional, rural and remote education, says National Catholic Education Commission executive director Jacinta Collins.
After another challenging year, Caritas Australia is calling on Australians to renew their commitment to helping those less fortunate by giving a gift that makes a real difference for those in need this Christmas.