It's not unusual to see the congregation at one Canberra-Goulburn parish arriving at Mass by snowboard and skis. Source: Catholic Voice.
The next World Meeting of Families will be held in Rome in 2021, it was announced yesterday. Source: Vatican News.
Pope Francis has vowed to pursue justice for survivors of Church abuse in Ireland as he ended his historic visit to the country by seeking forgiveness for its dark litany of clerical crimes. Source: The Australian.
At this time of change in Australian politics, it’s time to change our approach to refugees and people seeking asylum, writes Denis Fitzgerald. Source: Catholic Social Services Victoria.
After eight months in detention, Afghan Catholic Mohammed Mahdi Rafee has been granted a bridging visa and allowed to return to his Adelaide home. Source: The Southern Cross.
Centacare North Queensland has officially open the doors to a purpose‐built homelessness and safe space hub called “The DIGs”. Source: The North West Star.
Catholic educators have signalled an end to the “funding wars” over school financing. Source: Australian Financial Review.
A Canberra Catholic primary school teacher has been named Australia’s best non-government primary school principal. Source: Canberra Times.
Pope Francis’ Swiss Guards need a new barracks and they’re getting help from a different kind of power – a central banker. Source: Bloomberg.
Policies addressing migrants and refugees should always respond with mercy and solidarity, according to a visiting Vatican official. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
A British bishop has written to Pope Francis suggesting he convene an “Extraordinary Synod” in Rome in response to the “worldwide phenomenon” of clerical sex abuse. Source: The Tablet.
One of the Pope's closest allies and advisers told the World Meeting of Families in Dublin yesterday that Francis is pursuing a “revolution of tenderness”. Source: Crux.
Recruitment started last week for a pilot study that is part of a major research project to track the health of 10,000 Queensland families during the next three decades. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi admitted to some confusion after being informed that a new Catholic seminary for Asia will be established in the Japanese capital. Source: ucanews.com.
Four Catholic aged care organisations have been named finalists in the 2018 Meaningful Ageing Australia Awards. Source: Aged Care Guide.
Leave No Trace tells a small story with painstaking sensitivity and unfiltered emotion. Source: ACOFB.
Enrolments in an Australian Catholic University program designed to improve faith formation in future Catholic school teachers has increased from 180 participants to more than 700 in just 18 months. Source: Catholic Voice.
A cross-party parliamentary committee has recommended the Western Australia Government legalise voluntary euthanasia for patients suffering from a terminal illness. Source: ABC News.