Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has echoed Pope Francis in calling for a “change of attitude” towards migrants and refugees. Source: Zenit.
A new Pew Research poll of US Catholics shows their regard for Pope Francis is, for the first time, coloured by their political leanings. Source: CNS.
The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has launched a new Reconciliation Action Plan, committing to working with Indigenous Australians to end disadvantage and provide culturally appropriate services. Source: The Armidale Express.
American bishops have issued a call for the US Congress to find “concrete proposals” in response to the “crisis” of gun violence across the country. Source: Crux.
Budding poets are invited to ponder the theme of empathy for the 2018 Australian Catholic University Prize for Poetry.
About 140 Australian nursing home residents took their own lives between 2000 and 2013, a new study shows. Source: The Conversation.
The Victorian government has introduced new laws to quash a legal loophole preventing child abuse survivors from suing some organisations for their abuse. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Sydney Archdiocese has unveiled the first in a series of videos highlighting the irreplaceable services the Church provides nationally in health care, welfare and education.
The former head of the Anglican Communion has joined prominent athiest Richard Dawkins in attacking a policy that would allow the Catholic Church in England and Wales to open new schools. Source: Catholic Herald.
Good Samaritan Housing in Brisbane offers women and children in need a “safety net” and a chance to move forward in life. Source: The Good Oil.
Pope Francis’s exhortation on the family should prompt discussion and even debate, but accusing him and others of heresy is out of place, said German Cardinal Walter Kasper. Source: CNS.
Brisbane Deacon Andrew O’Brien is preparing to climb the tallest building in Australia so his outreach can continue to offer mateship to the homeless in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer on embezzlement charges, holding them responsible for losses of more than $79.3 million from real estate sales. Source: Catholic Herald.
Today, the Timor Leste and Australian governments will sign a maritime boundary treaty at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This day has been a long time coming, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: Eureka Street.
Cardinal George Pell's lawyers have accused Victoria Police of failing to follow procedure in their investigation of him and of working under the presumption he was guilty. Source: ABC News.
Caritas Australia, together with its local partners, is supporting affected communities in Papua New Guinea’s central highlands following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck last week.
A number of Catholic school students in regional South Australia are being denied access to the local school bus two weeks into the first term. Source: The Southern Cross.
Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for March, which this month is “For formation in spiritual discernment”. Source: Vatican News.