The automation of Centrelink is “deliberately designed to make it hard for people” and is having an effect on the vulnerable, according to a new Anglicare Australia report. Source: The Guardian.
A priest in Kenya has been suspended for misconduct after using rap music to attract youth to church and spread messages against drugs and in favour of social justice issues. Source: Catholic Herald.
Broken Bay Diocese has developed a resource kit that offers a Catholic response to domestic violence, outlining Church teaching on the dignity of people and practical ways to help in crisis situations. Source: Broken Bay News.
A Catholic primary school in Western Australia has banned students from disposing of any plastic rubbish from their lunch boxes on school grounds. Source: The West Australian.
A US cardinal has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over “credible” allegations that he sexually abused a teenager while a priest in New York more than 40 years ago. Source: Time.
The question of allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass in special cases has to be decided by individual bishops, not by bishops’ conferences, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.
The New South Wales Government has avoided tackling the issue of forcing priests to reveal abuse they learn about in the confessional in its formal response to the child sexual abuse royal commission. Source: ABC News.
A Queensland Police Service helicopter has been renamed to honour a police officer killed in the line of duty, with the ceremony taking place at a Toowoomba Catholic college. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Western Europeans who identify as Christian, but say they do not or seldom attend church services, outnumber those Christians who do attend church, new research has shown. Source: National Catholic Register.
Jesuits Nico Lariosa and Alan Wong were ordained as priests at Sydney's St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday. Source: Australian Jesuits.
The Holy See says that human trafficking can be defeated by “eliminating the culture of consumerism” and instead fostering a culture centred on respect for human dignity. Source: Vatican News.
Incredibles 2 is a sequel to the 2004 Oscar-winning animated Pixar film about a family of underground superheroes living in a time when superheroes are outlawed. Source: ACOFB.
About 1400 business leaders slept rough around the country last night in the 13th annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout, in an event expected to raise $6.4 million for Australia's homeless. Source: The Australian.
Not only God, but today’s broken, divided world is begging for unity among Christians, Pope Francis said on an ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva. Source: CNS.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge says when it comes to fighting clerical sexual abuse, a “change in culture” in the Church is needed and is already in motion. Source: Crux.
A partnership between Catholic schools in Maitland-Newcastle Diocese and a local employment service is helping students with disabilities pave a career path. Source: Aurora Magazine.
New South Wales Education Minister Rob Stokes has ordered a review of the use of smartphones in schools following concerns from parents that it is distracting students and leading to a rise in cyberbullying. Source: SBS News.
Catholic religious leaders have said they are “deeply troubled” by Turnbull Government changes to support for asylum-seekers. Source: Catholic Religious Australia.