At his general audience yesterday, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of praying the Our Father at Mass, asking those present if they understood what they are saying when reciting the prayer. Source: CNA.
The Church yesterday began negotiations to join the Turnbull Government’s $4 billion sexual abuse redress scheme, a move that would place intense pressure on the remaining states and other organisations yet to sign up. Source: The Australian.
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who said he did not believe in God, was an esteemed member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and fostered a fruitful dialogue between science and faith. Source: The Tablet.
North Queensland is recovering after major flooding cut off roads, closed schools and caused major property damage. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Homelessness in Australia increased by 14 per cent between the 2011 and 2016 censuses, with 116,427 people now thought to have no permanent home. Source: The Guardian.
The official trailer of a new film on Pope Francis was released on Tuesday, the fifth anniversary of his pontificate. Source: Vatican News.
Cardinal George Pell’s committal hearing in the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court has been opened to the public and the media for the first time since it began on March 5. Source: ABC News.
ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) has a message for anyone intending to buy chocolate this Easter – make sure it's slavery-free. Source: MNNews.today.
The Catholic Religious Victoria Education Committee has launched a new website to support schools in Victoria that are governed or under the auspices of religious congregations. Source: CRVEC.
As Pope Francis yesterday marked the five-year anniversary of his election, views of where his papacy stands often tell us more about the observer than the pontiff being observed, writes John Allen. Source:Crux.
A Catholic bishop in the Central African Republic has accused UN peacekeeping troops of sexual abuse in his diocese and warned they could be guilty of crimes against humanity. Source: Crux.
English Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that school children must accept the gender into which they were born if they are to be truly happy. Source: Catholic Herald.
An 81-year old Toowoomba Diocese church has been given a new lease of life after it was purchased and relocated hundreds of kilometres east to a Brisbane school. Source: The Catholic Leader.
As 10 Coptic Christians face imminent deportation from Australia, two Eastern Catholic bishops have urged the Turnbull Government to keep in mind Australia's history of helping those in need. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
The history of the Presentation Sisters in Wagga Wagga has been preserved with the opening of the Mt Erin Heritage Centre last week. Source: The Daily Advertiser.
Three men who said they were offering silent prayers and not protesting outside Canberra's abortion clinic have had their charges dismissed. Source: ABC News.
Indigenous university students have collaborated with high school students to create a glass cross designed to showcase the link between spirituality, culture and family. Source: University of Notre Dame Australia.
Caritas Australia is working with local communities in Mozambique to create sustainable education and work opportunities.