Irish bishops used Pentecost Sunday Masses to make a final appeal for people to reject a Government proposal to remove the right to life of unborn children from the country’s constitution. Source: NCR Online.
The Church is a mother and the first virtue of a mother is tenderness, Pope Francis said yesterday, on the first Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. Source: Vatican News.
An unprecedented flurry of feedback about a bill legalising voluntary euthanasia in New Zealand has seen a potential law change delayed. Source: SBS News.
A competitive attitude between Christians and Muslims fosters the belief that religions are a source of tension and violence, not peace, says Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran in a message to Muslims. Source: The Tablet.
Malcolm Turnbull said he was “absolutely committed to ensuring freedom of religion is protected in Australia” after former Howard Government minister Philip Ruddock delivered his review of religious freedom. Source: The Australian.
With a focus on compassion and care for the vulnerable, the Brown Nurses continue the work and legacy of saint-in-waiting Eileen O’Connor on Sydney’s streets. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
In a new video, Australian Jesuit Provincial Fr Brian McCoy has responded to the 189 recommendations in the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Nigeria’s bishops have asked every priest in the country to celebrate a Mass today to coincide with the funeral of 19 people who were killed during Mass last month. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Catholics tuning in to the royal wedding on Saturday may have noticed preacher Bishop Michael Curry quote Jesuit philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Source: America Magazine.
Federal funding has been cut at hundreds of Catholic schools across Australia, including in the politically-critical areas of Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and regional NSW, a new study shows. Source: The Australian.
An Indigenous elder has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Australian Catholic University in recognition of her life-long commitment to education in rural New South Wales. Source: The Good Oil.
Pope Francis has sent his support and blessings to the Church in Australia as it commences a three-year process to consider its future through the Plenary Council 2020. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis last week after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the clerical sexual abuse scandal. Source: NCR Online.
Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinals next month, giving the red cardinal’s hat to the papal almoner and the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Church, among others. Source: Catholic Herald.
Pope Francis will canonise Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others on October 14 at the Vatican during the meeting of the world Synod of Bishops, the Vatican has announced. Source: CNS.
A chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Akita is being built at Marian Valley in the Gold Coast hinterland. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Assisted dying is an “ill-considered and dehumanising” practice reflecting a society in which there is more loneliness, Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Christopher Prowse has told an inquiry. Source: Canberra Times.
The head of the St Vincent de Paul Society says the Turnbull Government's decision to strip support from asylum-seekers transferred to Australia for medical treatment is “an unprincipled act of cruelty”. Source: The Guardian.