The leader of the Canberra Liberals has hit out at a deal struck by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with a crossbench senator that uses euthanasia as “a bargaining chip” to revive a construction watchdog. Source: The Canberra Times.
Don’t waste your time being involved in palace intrigue and focus solely on serving Christ and his Church was Pope Francis’ message to the 14 new cardinals he created yesterday. Source: Crux.
Sixty women and men from Parramatta Diocese and beyond gathered last week to discuss the place of women in the life of the Church and the need for the female voice in leadership. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
When the German bishops’ conference meets in September it will continue to examine the issue of Communion for Protestant spouses of Catholics. Source: CNS.
New laws aimed at stamping out modern slavery in Australia and overseas were yesterday introduced in federal Parliament. Source: ABC News.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has used a Vatican visit to publicly demand bishops “be accountable” in changing Church culture that made child abuse possible. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Some of Adelaide's most vulnerable people have been offered housing as a result of a survey conducted in May that aimed to connect with every person sleeping rough in the city. Source: The Southern Cross.
The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the passage of new laws that ensure education providers are protected from online copyright infringements by their staff and students.
Australian lawyer Julian Burnside's documentary Border Politics will reinforce people's attitudes towards migrants and refugees rather than change them. Source: ACOFB.
Western Australia is the final state to sign up to the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, with the state’s attorney-general saying the federal government had satisfied all concerns. Source: News.com.au.
The Vatican will hold an international conference on ecology next week to mark three years since the publication of Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. Source: Vatican News.
The new national association for Catholic doctors and health professionals will be officially launched in Sydney next month. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Parents in Broken Bay Diocese are hoping the review into Commonwealth school funding allocations has a positive and fair outcome for low-fee parish schools. Source: Broken Bay News.
God always loves and generously gives first before asking for fidelity to his commandments, which are the words of a loving father showing people the right way to live, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: NCR Online.
Maitland-Newcastle Diocese and Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) will next year open a new flexible learning centre for young people who have “fallen through the cracks” at mainstream secondary schools. Source: MNnews.today.
When your business runs out of money and you need a miracle, who do you call? The Catholic Church, apparently. Source: CNA.
The leader of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation has sought to play down expectations about the possibility of the Church ordaining female deacons. Source: The Tablet.
Pope Francis has appointed Fr Charles Gauci, currently administrator of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Adelaide, the seventh Bishop of Darwin. Source: ACBC Media Blog.