The sainthood cause of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe was formally opened in Rome on Wednesday, the 28th anniversary of Fr Arrupe’s death. Source: CNS.
Proposed legislation in Victoria that will result in lengthy jail sentences for intimidation of police and prison officers fails to address the underlying factors behind tensions in the justice system, says Jesuit Social Services.
Although brief, the apostolic journey to the United Arab Emirates “wrote a new page in the history of dialogue between Christianity and Islam”, Pope Francis said. Source: Vatican News.
A new Australian Catholic Bishops Conference publication launched last night presents a blueprint for parish communities regarding the stewardship and renewal of existing church buildings. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Tasmania's Presentation Sisters will convert a valuable coastal block of land south of Hobart into an affordable housing estate to help overcome the state's housing crisis. Source: The Mercury.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli has invited all Victorians to find a moment in quiet prayer and reflection today for the victims of the tragic 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland has launched an appeal to help victims of the devastating flood disaster affecting Townsville and surrounding areas.
Religious leaders and the government in Fiji have found “common ground” over the appointment of principals to religious schools in the country. Source: Crux.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has not yet convinced Labor or key crossbenchers that his government’s approach to reviewing medical transfers for sick asylum-seekers is best. Source: SBS News.
Pope Francis completed his two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates by celebrating an historic public Mass in Abu Dhabi. Source: The Tablet.
Pope Francis has admitted that the Vatican must do more to prevent the physical and sexual abuse of nuns and sisters by Catholic priests. Source: Global Sisters Report.
Venezuelan bishops have met with Juan Guaidó, the national opposition leader who has declared himself interim president, in an effort to mobilise humanitarian aid to the crisis-stricken country. Source: CNA.
A recent study into Australian teens’ attitudes to religion made headlines for its negative findings – that 52 per cent of teens do not identify with any religion and only 37 per cent believe in God, writes Barney Zwartz. Source: The Age.
Introducing a bill of human rights in Queensland could open the floodgates to frivolous complaints, LNP members have argued. Source: Brisbane Times.
From novice teacher in Adelaide to parish priest in Sydney and, most recently, founder of a community for ex-prisoners in Bathurst, Fr Steve Sinn SJ has always had an eye for the outsider. Source: The Southern Cross.
A Catholic-run multicultural wellness centre in Melbourne is connecting seniors and tackling social isolation. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
One year on since Cyclone Gita swept through the Pacific Islands, the devastation and destruction caused by the storm is still evident and its impact profound. Source: Catholic Mission.
A religious sister with the Missionaries of Charity accused of cooperating in the sale of a child from a home for unwed mothers has been denied bail by India’s Supreme Court. Source: CNA.