Workers who care for the dying in New Zealand have slammed a euthanasia bill as dangerous and an “easy way out” for doctors who aren’t equipped to deal with dying patients. Source: Radio NZ.
In an age when technology is ever-evolving, Catholic news organisations must be willing to adapt to effectively proclaim the Gospel to all, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Crux.
The Church’s role in supporting migrants long before multiculturalism became entrenched in social policy has been highlighted by an exhibition of Croatian life in South Australia at Adelaide’s Migration Museum. Source: The Southern Cross.
Australian Catholic Social Justice Council chair Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. has called for an urgent increase in minimum wages and the Newstart Allowance.
Church groups in the Philippines have launched a support network for Australian Sr Patricia Fox, who has been ordered to leave the country by the Government. Source: ucanews.com.
The Victorian Budget, released yesterday, has “something for nearly everyone”, but "fundamental” challenges remain, according to Catholic Social Services Victoria.
Cardinal George Pell has been committed to stand trial on multiple historical sexual offences but the most serious of the charges have been struck out. Source: ABC News.
Bishops from across Australia will gather in Sydney this Sunday to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the preservation of the Blessed Sacrament in this country. Source: Sydney Archdiocese.
A delegation of six German bishops and one priest will meet with Vatican officials this week to discuss the issue of the reception of the Eucharist by non-Catholic spouses of Catholics, the Vatican confirmed. Source: CNA.
Three Brisbane Catholic schoolboys have made their teachers proud for the very thing that would normally send them to detention – clowning around in the classroom. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Thousands of Catholics prayed the Rosary across Britain on Sunday in the biggest Catholic gathering since the visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. Source: Catholic Herald.
A priest was shot and killed after celebrating Mass in the northern Philippine town of Gattaran on Sunday. Source: ucanews.com.
The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the Gonski 2.0 review into Australia’s school system released by the Turnbull Government yesterday.
Cardinal George Pell will return to the Melbourne Magistrates Court today to learn whether or not he is to stand trial on historical sexual assault allegations. Source: Herald Sun.
The Truth Justice and Healing Council yesterday concluded its work after more than five years coordinating the Church’s response to the royal commission into child sexual abuse.
The health of Perth’s young homeless is deteriorating and nearly two-thirds are now living with two or more chronic diseases — 16 per cent more than a decade ago. Source: Perth Now.
Australia’s education system has “failed a generation” of school children, with student outcomes declining in reading, science and maths over the past 18 years, according to a new Gonski report. Source: The Guardian.
Religious freedom is under attack worldwide, according to the annual report of the US Commission for International Religious Freedom. Source: Catholic Herald.