The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia will today formally respond to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations. Source: SBS News.
Rain across parts of southern Queensland has lifted spirits in many dry farming regions, especially in the town of Esk, where a day of prayer for rain has been a galvanising celebration. Source: The Catholic Leader.
While recent accusations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano have created tension in the Church, Pope Francis is approaching the situation calmly, the Vatican secretary of state said. Source: CNA.
Jimmy Barnes, both the frontman for Cold Chisel and a solo artist, is one of this country’s most successful singers. This documentary offers viewers insight into his life. Source: ACOFB.
As the plight of Venezuelans worsens, and neighbouring countries crack down on those trying to flee, Catholic leaders in the region are calling for solidarity and aid. Source: CNA.
The number of older women experiencing homelessness has risen 31 per cent since 2011, according to new research. Source: Pro Bono News.
German Catholic leaders have condemned anti-immigrant riots in an east Germany town that erupted after a German man was killed in a brawl with migrants. Source: Crux.
The Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration has reaffirmed its intention to deport Australian missionary Sr Patricia Fox after earlier ordering her to leave the country. Source: ucanews.com.
In his first public speech since his installation as Archbishop of Melbourne, Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli has been confronted by the 93-year-old mother of an abuse victim who took her own life in 1994. Source: ABC News.
A Victorian Catholic school is taking part in a six-week technology trial that would allow schools to phase out morning roll call and “spy” on students throughout the school day. Source: Herald Sun.
While the faith of Catholics in Ireland is strong, the scandal of abuse and cover-up by Church leaders has caused a decline in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Torrential rain may have brought an entire Indian state under water, killing hundreds and leaving thousands stranded, but the people of Kerala have displayed inspiring resilience. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The most interesting feature of the events that led to the defeat of Malcolm Turnbull was how diminished the actors were, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Eureka Street.
“Now is the time for mercy” was the theme of the Oceania Apostolic Congress on Mercy held in Melbourne last week and attended by Cardinal Soane Patita Paini of Tonga. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Despite 27 years of uninterrupted economic growth, the number of Australians living below the poverty line has failed to decline since the late 1980s, the Productivity Commission has found. Source: The Guardian.
A new study highlights the importance of play in developing the minds and capacities of young children, and calls for schools to make play an essential part of learning. Source: CSNSW.
A new director has been appointed to the Church’s national environment organisation, Catholic Earthcare Australia.
The Catholic Health Australia National Awards 2018 paid tribute to exemplary innovation, excellence and contribution to health and aged care.