Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has pleaded for an audience with Pope Francis over the clerical sexual abuse crisis. Source: The Tablet.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has put the new schools funding agreement high on his to-do list. Source: SBS News.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has urged his flock to reject American-style “ideological warfare” over Queensland’s push to decriminalise abortion. Source: The Australian.
The deputy leaders of Victoria’s Labor and Liberal parties attended the launch of Catholic Social Services Victoria’s 2018 state election brochure, which highlights key areas of concern for disadvantaged people. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Indonesian president Joko Widodo paid a visit to the headquarters of the Bishops’ Conference of Indonesia in Jakarta last week to improve ties with the Church. Source: Vatican News.
The Church in Australia is among the top five countries in adopting processes to safeguard children and vulnerable people, according to a key Vatican advisor. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The Order of Malta’s new community care van has hit the road in Sydney, bringing medical care and essential goods to homeless people in the region. Source: Catholic Outlook.
I am in awe of the human capacity to survive, let alone the Christian capacity to forgive, writes Sr Elizabeth Murray SGS. Source: The Good Oil.
Pet-friendly accommodation is helping some South Australian women flee domestic violence. Source: The Southern Cross.
A New York Catholic agency will stop providing adoption and foster services because state rules do not allow it to maintain its practice of only placing children in homes with a mother and a father. Source: CNA.
A UN fact-finding mission has recommended senior military officials in Myanmar be prosecuted for genocide and war crimes against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities. Source: The Tablet.
The Church has engaged management consultants to help head off a repeat of the education funding debacle that has cost its schools billions of dollars. Source: The Australian.
Religious freedom is one of the “bold policy changes” conservative Liberal MP Andrew Hastie is expecting under new Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Source: News.com.au.
A Redemptorist priest who was one of the earliest critics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on drugs has gone into hiding due to fears he is being targeted by hitmen. Source: Crux.
When Scott Donohoe steps into his role as foundation principal of the new Catholic high school in Port Stephens, he will join a community he has been working with from afar for close to a decade. Source: Newcastle Herald.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has written a pastoral letter following a cross-party parliamentary committee report into end-of-life care in Western Australia. Source: Perth Archdiocese.
More than 30 Catholic school principals and educators have returned to Australia after attending a three-week Catholic leadership program at Australian Catholic University’s Rome campus.
Pope Francis said Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s long document calling on him to resign is written in a way that people should be able to draw their own conclusions. Source: CNS.