Jesus’ love “is like a spiritual GPS” that guides people past the everyday obstacles of fear and pride and allows them to find their way to a relationship with God, Pope Francis said in Myanmar yesterday, CNS reports.
ACU undergraduate Grace Corcoran has won the prestigious New Colombo Plan (NCP) scholarship, a unique initiative from the Australian government to strengthen ties between Australia and the Indo-Pacific.
Scientific testing at the place believed to be Jesus' tomb dates material there to the fourth century AD, supporting traditional views of the site’s age, SBS News reports.
Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart said the passing of legislation enabling assisted dying for terminally ill persons in Victoria was "deeply regrettable and most disappointing", Melbourne Catholic reports.
Almost 220,000 people work in Catholic organisations across the country, a new report has found, the ACBC Media Blog reports.
Same-sex marriage is a step closer to becoming legal in Australia after the Senate voted 43-12 in favour of Liberal Senator Dean Smith's bill, The Australian reports.
The Washington Archdiocese has filed a complaint in the US District Court after it was banned from advertising religious content on public buses, America Magazine reports.
Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson will not resign in the wake of an Alzheimer's diagnosis, brought to light at a court hearing this week, ABC News reports.
British priests should be compelled to break the seal of the confessional in cases of child abuse, lawyers have told an national inquiry, the Catholic Herald reports.
The plight of the ethnic Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was highlighted in speeches by Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi, but neither publicly used the word Rohingya, CNS reports.
The international community must join forces to eliminate human trafficking and its root causes, the Vatican’s representative to the United Nations said last week.
Five amendments to Liberal Senator Dean Smith's same-sex marriage bill designed to broaden religious protections were defeated last night, The Australian reports.
Opponents of Victoria's divisive voluntary assisted dying bill made another attempt to stop it as it re-entered the lower house, Yahoo7 News reports.
Advent is short this year. This is your warning! The fourth week of Advent is a whopping one day long – just Sunday – and Christmas is the very next day, writes Simcha Fisher in The Catholic Weekly.
Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson was given a “working diagnosis” of Alzheimer’s disease two weeks before he was due to face court for failing to report child sexual abuse allegations to police, the Newcastle Herald reports.
A group of Brazilian consecrated women are set to take over the running of a retreat centre in Launceston, as the Sisters of St Joseph withdraw from management of the site, the Hobart Archdiocese reports.
A burgeoning Australian ministry that helps men and women develop an understanding of virtue will present at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney next week, Catholic Outlook reports.
The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference has said it has forgiven former president Robert Mugabe for his “transgressions” in office, Crux reports.