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Supporting the marital vocation a Teams effort

Catholic couples from Colombia, Italy, France, Spain, Brazil and Australia met in Adelaide to share how lay organisation Teams of Our Lady has blessed their marriages. Source: The Catholic Leader.


‘New normal’ in Port Moresby as soldiers and police patrol streets

Soldiers and police are patrolling the streets of Port Moresby as people join long lines for fuel after Papua New Guinea declared a state of emergency in response to a mass outbreak of rioting and violence. Source: SBS News.


Nigerian Christians demand action over Christmas massacres

Thousands of Christians rallied in front of the governor’s office in Nigeria’s Plateau state to demand action after more than 200 people were killed in a series of Christmas massacres. Source: National Catholic Register.

Central America

Nicaragua releases and expels bishops, priests and seminarians

The Nicaraguan dictatorship of Daniel Ortega on Sunday released and sent to the Vatican two imprisoned bishops along with 15 priests and seminarians. Source: CNA.

Pope Francis Vatican

War is a crime against humanity: Pope

Pope Francis made a strong appeal for peace yesterday, calling modern warfare “a crime against humanity” that sows death among civilians and destroys cities. Source: National Catholic Register.

Appointment Synod

New Synod of Bishops role for Archbishop Costelloe

Pope Francis has appointed Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB as a consultor of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

Cost Of Living

Claims welfare boost unaffordable don’t stack up: Vinnies

The St Vincent de Paul Society says the Albanese Government’s claim that welfare payment increases are unaffordable and would fuel inflation “lacks economic sense” and is a “heartless response to the many Australians living at or below the poverty line”.

Anniversary Bishops

Prayers and tributes mark first anniversary of Cardinal Pell’s death

Thousands gathered at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney to pray and pay tribute to Cardinal George Pell a year after his death in Rome. Source: The Catholic Weekly. 

New South Wales Religious Freedom

NSW Government warned against breaching religious freedoms

The New South Wales Government has been warned that attempting to stop religious schools from hiring or firing staff because of their adherence to “Christian ethos”, including sexuality, would be a breach of religious freedoms. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.