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Bishops Opinion

Respond to violence and fear with prayer and peace: Archbishop Fisher

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP called the stabbing of Assyrian Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel and Fr Isaac Royel “shocking and has caused distress to many in the community”. Source: Crux.

Vatican Women

Pope, Council of Cardinals continue discussion of women in the Church

Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals this week continued discussions about the role of women in the Church, listening to women experts, including a professor who spoke about how culture impacts women’s roles and status. Source: CNS.

Justice South Asia

Sri Lankans still waiting for justice five years after bomb attack

Five years on from the Easter Sunday bomb attack in Sri Lanka, victims are still awaiting justice and urging Australian Catholics to pray for them. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

HIgher Education People

Susan Pascoe AM accepts Honorary Doctorate from ACU

Susan Pascoe has accepted an Honorary Doctorate from Australian Catholic University, conferred in recognition of her years of service in Australia and overseas in the fields of education, public administration, charity, religion, and community.

Art In The Dioceses

Six new icons glow with the glory of God at Holy Spirit Seminary

Six new icons now light the way to the heart of the prayer life of Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary in Queensland. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Anzac Day Indigenous

New podcast explores World War I journey of Indigenous Anzac

A new educational podcast called Bringing His Spirit Home: Private Arthur Thomas Walker, Ngarrindjeri Anzac, was launched at the historic Torrens Training Depot in Adelaide. Source: The Southern Cross.

Abortion Europe

Bishops condemn EU Parliament’s abortion resolution

The Commission of European Union bishops conferences has denounced a resolution by the European Parliament to include the right to abortion in the bloc’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. Source: The Tablet. 

Papal Trip South East Asia

Singaporeans warned against scammers ahead of papal visit

The Church in Singapore has cautioned people against individuals and groups posing as agents connected to the ticketing process for the upcoming papal visit to the city-state in September. Source: UCA News. 


The chocolate inspired by Our Lady of Lourdes

Many know Ferrero Rocher for its popular hazelnut chocolates, but the company’s tie to Our Lady of Lourdes is lesser known. Source: CNA.