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Vatican Women

Pope, cardinals continue discussion on role of women in the Church

Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals have continued their discussions about the role of women in the Church, listening to women experts and discussing the possibilities according to canon law. Source: OSV News.


Hundreds take part in final Latin Mass at Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral

“We shall return,” a buoyant Fr Glen Tattersall said after the final traditional Latin Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne last night. Source: The Australian.


Labor under pressure to speed up gambling reform

Crossbenchers, gambling harm advocates and even some inside Labor are demanding the Albanese Government speed up moves towards banning gambling advertisements, as pressure mounts on Labor to act. Source: The Guardian.

In The Dioceses Priesthood

Priest takes to the air to cover vast diocese

When he moved to Roma, Queensland, Fr Tom Duncan obtained his pilot’s licence so he could visit parishioners in more remote areas. Source: Outback Magazine.


Queensland pro-life advocates take a stand

“Pro-life is pro-woman” – that was the message of Brisbane’s March for Life rally, which saw hundreds of pro-life supporters gather in the CBD to promote the dignity of human life. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Homelessness Northern Territory

Vinnies looks for new home to help homeless

In the Northern Territory where homelessness rates are 12 times the national average, the St Vincent de Paul’s Ozanam House Stuart Park service is about to become homeless too. Source: NITV.

First Nations

Bringing Indigenous communities closer to the Church

The Canberra-Goulburn Catholic Women’s Taskforce and Aboriginal Catholic Mission will host a workshop on Aboriginal culture to enhance cultural understanding and promote a welcoming environment. Source: Catholic Voice.

Family Violence United Nations

UN panel hosted by Holy See calls for global ban on surrogacy

The Holy See has hosted a panel at the United Nations at which advocates highlighted the “exploitation and commodification” inherent in the surrogacy industry and stressed the need to regulate and eventually abolish surrogacy around the world. Source: CNA.

Science Vatican

Researchers claim Vatican archives hold UFO secrets

A group of scientists and researchers are seeking access to the Vatican Apostolic Archives to uncover information about UFOs and the paranormal. Source: CNS.