Sydney priest Fr Chris Riley has had his charity's funding slashed by the federal Government and has been ordered to repay $630,000, putting the education of homeless and disadvantaged children at risk. Source: Daily Telegraph.
Given what is going on in his country and throughout Central America, a Honduran bishop said he had to join the “Share the Journey” campaign of Caritas Internationalis. Source: Crux.
On yesterday’s feast of St John Paul II, one youth Synod bishop reflected on how the Polish pope inspired generations of young people, including himself, to pursue holiness. Source: Catholic World Report.
It’s not so much a case of “Gotta catch ‘em all”. More like “Gotta catechise ‘em all” with the launch of a new Bible-based app modelled on the best-selling virtual reality game Pokémon Go. Source: The Tablet.
Pope Francis has appointed Steven Chu, a joint winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, as a new ordinary member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Source: Vatican News.
Seventy years ago this month, six Good Samaritan Sisters set sail for Japan to help the people of Nagasaki in the wake of the atomic bomb dropped on the city in 1945. Source: The Good Oil.
Australian Border Force officials have revealed 11 children were transferred off Nauru yesterday for medical attention, with another 52 minors remaining on the Pacific island. Source: ABC News.
In their first attempt at making a short film, four Lumen Christi College Canberra students have made it through to the finals of a nationwide competition. Source: Catholic Voice.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has delivered a sobering apology to the victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A new report on sentencing reform issued by the English and Welsh bishops has challenged the British Government to reduce the country’s prison population. Source: Crux.
The St Vincent de Paul Society has urged the federal Government to immediately remove asylum-seeker children and their families from Nauru, following an escalation in reports of catastrophic mental and physical challenges.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will today deliver a national apology to thousands of victims of child sexual abuse. Source: SBS News.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli said the sexual abuse crisis and the failure of leadership to address abuse appropriately have been consistent themes since the first day at the Synod of Bishops. Source: CNA.
As part of yesterday's celebration of World Mission Sunday, Australians were asked to cast their hearts and minds to the missionary work of the Church in places of need. Source: Catholic Mission.
The Liberal Party faces a moment of truth about its deepest beliefs, with the coming debate about religious freedom laws, writes Paul Kelly. Source: The Weekend Australian.
Brisbane priest Fr Gerry Hefferan has visited some of the towns devastated by ISIS in Iraq and been struck by the resilience of families rebuilding their lives there. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Família basilica has agreed to pay $58 million in back payments after going without a building permit for more than 130 years. Source: Catholic Herald.
The way of service is the best antidote to self-promotion and glory-seeking, Pope Francis said at his Angelus address yesterday. Source: Vatican News.