Aged care advocates say reform to the industry cannot afford to wait for the outcome of a royal commission, and the federal Government needs to act to protect older Australians in care. Source: ABC News.
The Caritas international network is responding with emergency assistance in the Philippines, following the devastating impact of Typhoon Mangkhut. Source: Caritas Australia.
Inviting presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences to the Vatican to discuss abuse prevention reflects an understanding that “lovely” words and promises are not enough, said Malta Archbishop Charles Scicluna. Source: Crux.
Leading educators say they would not support a ban on smart phones in New South Wales classrooms, an idea being canvassed by the state Government. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
L’Arche communities founder Jean Vanier commemorated his 90th birthday by sharing his thoughts on life and on growing older. Source: The Tablet.
New research by the Council to Homeless Persons has mapped Victoria's homeless population using data from the 2016 Census to give a true picture of homelessness across the state. Source: The Age.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has set up a task force to address the steep decline in Catholic marriages and consider the implications of same-sex marriage legislation in Australia. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Sydneysider Sebastian Duhau will soon head to the Vatican as Australia’s youth auditor at the upcoming General Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
A Ugandan health centre that was the centre of Catholic Mission’s 2017 Church Appeal has beaten 81 other health centres to be named the best in its district.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a royal commission into Australia’s aged care system, in a move welcomed by Catholic Health Australia. Source: ABC News.
Pope Francis has selected Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli to attend next month’s Synod of Bishops on young people. Source: The Tablet.
The beatification of 19 martyrs of Algeria, including the seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine, will be celebrated on December 8. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis visited Sicily on Saturday to honour a priest murdered by the mafia 25 years ago while trying to save youngsters in poor neighbourhoods from falling into their hands. Source: SBS News.
A delegation of Catholic and Buddhist leaders from the United States visited the Vatican last week to promote an initiative giving a helping hand to city-dwellers facing poverty and homelessness. Source: Vatican News.
Having recently made her final profession as a religious sister, Sr Mary Immanuel Blenkinsopp says she has found fulfilment in religious life. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Turning a boys’ school into a co-educational one involves more than building new bathrooms, the head of the Sydney school formerly known as Marist Brothers is finding out. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
The National Council of Priests will push for optional celibacy and married priests in its submission to the Plenary Council 2020. Source: Newcastle Herald.
A Franciscan friar has warned that an increase in scientific knowledge and material attachment is leading to a decrease in wisdom. Source: The Catholic Leader.