Australian Catholic University has reappointed Chancellor John Fahey for a five-year term, the university announced yesterday.
Catholic bishops across Europe are encouraging their faithful to go to the polls this week to elect members of the European Parliament who would promote unity and good in the world. Source: Crux.
Catholic priests in Western Australia will be forced to break the seal of the confession to report child sexual abuse, with the McGowan Government set to introduce mandatory reporting laws. Source: The West Australian.
What matters most? Palliative Care Week calls for Australians to consider that question, writes Cabrini Health’s Natasha Michael. Source: The Age.
It’s been 200 years between drinks for the monks at Belgium’s Grimbergen Abbey. Source: ABC News.
Pope Francis has asked Our Lady Help of Christians to intercede for Chinese Catholics, whom he said continue to believe and hope amid trials. Source: CNA.
Many Australians of faith believe Labor does not care about them and the party must address the sentiment urgently, frontbencher Chris Bowen has said. Source: SBS News.
Sale Bishop Patrick O’Regan yesterday blessed the site of the first new primary school to be built in the regional Victorian town of Warragul in almost 20 years. Source: Sale Diocese.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Coalition face the major challenge of helping three million Australians living in poverty, the St Vincent de Paul Society says. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The withdrawal of nutrition and hydration from a patient whose body can absorb them is a “serious violation” of the person’s dignity, said two Vatican officials yesterday. Source: Crux.
Former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has urged the Morrison Government to consider appointing Tony Abbott as Australia’s envoy to the Vatican after he was ousted as the MP for Warringah in Saturday’s election. Source: The Age.
The Vatican’s money laundering watchdog has released its annual report, citing “significant achievements” in the reporting of suspicious activity and a tightening of regulations. Source: Crux.
Just about everyone who experiences the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius emerges with a desire and energy to reach out to the poor and marginalised, writes Fr Iain Radvan SJ. Source: Australian Jesuits.
The Rugby Union Players’ Association will hold a “faith and beliefs review” to ensure its members have clear guides on expressing religious views in the wake of a “sad outcome” for Israel Folau. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Students from a Catholic residential college in Adelaide are fundraising and learning about the culture of East Timor in readiness for an immersion program later this year. Source: The Southern Cross.
Thousands attended the funeral on Monday of a Salvadoran priest found by his parishioners in what some presume was a gang killing. Source: CNS.
The official opening and blessing of a flexible learning centre in Broadmeadow is a major milestone in the history of Catholic education in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese. Source: MNnews.Today.
Religious leaders have called for an update on Scott Morrison’s plan to introduce a religious discrimination act. Source: The Australian.