Pope Francis wants German bishops to come to an agreement among themselves on a proposal to allow non-Catholic spouses in mixed faith marriages to receive communion. Source: CNA.
The administrators of every Catholic education office in New South Wales have warned Malcolm Turnbull that the future of their low-fee schools is at risk due to the Government’s funding policy. Source: The Australian.
He’s had an asteroid named after him, but Br Guy Consolmagno SJ says he’s in no hurry to have a crater on the moon named in his honour. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Ancient Christian ruins have been uncovered in a northern Syrian city after Islamic State militants were driven out. Source: News.com.au.
The first comprehensive survey of people’s experience of Australian Catholic media shows users value the different perspective it provides. Source: ACBC.
A new advisory group announced yesterday is set to play a crucial role in influencing and monitoring the Church in Australia’s ongoing response to the child sexual abuse scandal. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
In Last Flag Flying, three Vietnam vets – Sal, Doc and Mueller – accompany the body of Doc’s marine son as he is taken to be interred. Source: ACOFB.
A Nigerian nun who lives “a stone’s throw” from the priests and lay people who were murdered during Mass last week was visiting Brisbane at the time of the massacre. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Baptism requires rejecting Satan and professing one’s full faith in God, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Crux.
Religious leaders, including senior Catholics, have told a parliamentary inquiry into religious freedom that the legalisation of same-sex marriage had laid bare the fragility of protections for religious freedom. Source: The Guardian.
A relic of Pope St Clement I has been found in a rubbish bin in London by a waste disposal company. Source: Catholic Herald.
New details of life inside the Vatican during World War II are coming to light, thanks to the diaries of Bartolomeo Nogara, a former director of the Vatican Museums. Source: Vatican News.
Sunshine Coast residents lit up Mooloolaba Beach last night to send a message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated in the community. Source: The Catholic Leader.
While the affluence of the developed world continues to increase, there are still many people around the globe who live in poverty and lack the skills and opportunities to free themselves from that cycle. Source: MNnews.today.
A new Brisbane-based bioethics centre will provide research, advice and training to help doctors, nurses, aged care workers, bishops and priests make ethical decisions. Source: ACU.
Fake news, trolling and free and open social media debate were the focus of the Professional Seminar for Church Communications Offices held at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Cardinal George Pell is likely to face two trials and two juries, with a date for his first trial yet to be set. Source: The Age.
The decision to hang crosses in all public buildings in Bavaria has triggered “division, stirred up trouble and played people off against one another”, Cardinal Reinhard Marx told a German newspaper on Monday. Source: The Tablet.