Teaching philosophy in the classroom from an early age helps develop the critical thinking skills necessary to tackle the 'fake news' phenomenon, a new book from a University of Notre Dame Australia academic shows. Source: UNDA
The #MeToo global movement presents an opportunity for the Church to engage in important issues of gender equity and justice, says the head of the National Office for Participation of Women. Source: MelbourneCatholic.org.au.
A former St John of God brother has been sentenced to 33 years jail for 64 historical offences against 12 boys at a Lake Macquarie boys home. Source: Newcastle Herald.
Most younger adults in the United States are not getting married, a new study shows, while marriage rates for older adults have increased over the past 50 years. Source: Crux.
Catholic social service agencies are facing challenges on several fronts, which must be addressed if they are to continue their indispensable contribution to the mission of the Church, writes Denis Fitzgerald. Source: Eureka Street.
Bakers, florists and photographers could object to servicing same-sex weddings while faith-based employers would have stronger legal protections, under recommendations the Archdiocese of Sydney has made to a government review. Source: The Australian.
Eight months after ordering priests in a Nigerian diocese to pledge obedience to the Pope and accept their bishop, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the disputed bishop. Source: Catholic News Service.
The Federal Government will reconsider its plan to bar sexual abuse survivors with serious criminal histories from accessing the national redress scheme. Source: The Guardian.
Although retiring later this week, Wollongong Bishop Peter Ingham says he’ll retain a presence in the diocese. Source: Illawarra Mercury.
The British government will not block a new law abolishing same-sex marriage in Bermuda. Source: Catholic Herald.
An investigation into mysterious rashes some Catholics in the Philippines developed on Ash Wednesday has determined caustic ashes to be the cause. Source: CNA.
Neville Owen, chair of the Truth Justice and Healing Council, is one of eight new members appointed to Pope Francis’s renewed clergy sexual abuse commission. Source: TJHC.
A new trial will boost support for thousands of people suffering elder abuse in NSW, the state government announced yesterday. Source: The New Daily.
When three men went to Canberra's abortion clinic last year, it was in a "public act of protest rather than a private act of prayer", prosecutors told a court on Friday. Source: The Canberra Times.
Younger faces will be a common sight at Queensland’s Holy Spirit seminary this year as seven men under 30 commence their studies for the priesthood. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A former NSW police detective who now helps save children trafficked into sexual servitude says modern child slavery is a much bigger problem than most realise. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Women experiencing homelessness in South Australia are being empowered to further their education through a new, 10-week course designed specifically for them. Source: The Southern Cross.
Pope Francis has changed Church law to allow non-cardinal bishops serving in the Vatican's bureaucracy to continue to hold their offices past the age of 75, when they had previously lost their positions automatically. Source: NCR.
During his visit to Peru last month, Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits that he often meets with survivors of sex abuse. Source: CNS.