Catholic bishops are disappointed they were given fewer than four days to respond to changes to proposed spy laws that would see them classified as foreign agents of the Pope. Source: The Australian.
Pope Francis says governments and political leaders across the world are following the route to becoming dictatorships by seeking to destroy a free press. Source: The Tablet.
The brother of Chilean priest Fr Fernando Karadima has called on his brother to ask forgiveness for the hurt inflicted on those he sexually abused. Source: CNS.
A Vatican video campaign on migrants and refugees has been awarded a prize for promoting positive change in society through social advertising. Source: Vatican News.
Leaders from 10 national welfare groups, including Catholic agencies, gathered in Canberra yesterday to protest changes to support services for asylum-seekers. Source: Pro Bono News.
She describes herself as “just a little nun from the back blocks” but Sr Anne Gardiner FDNSC had some worldly advice for Adelaide Catholic school students this month. Source: The Southern Cross.
There were tears of relief and joy at Sr Patricia Fox’s home in Quezon City, the Philippines, after her successful appeal against the withdrawal of her missionary visa was announced yesterday. Source: The Guardian.
An Australian is one of 10 architects commissioned by the Vatican to build temporary chapels as part of an exhibition in Venice. Source: The Age.
Ireland is now home to “cultural Catholics” who are not “Catholics by conviction”, according to an Irish bishop. Source: Crux.
Parishes in Perth Archdiocese are working to better understand and engage with Aboriginal people within their respective communities. Source: The eRecord.
The Catholic daughter of an Irish pagan king has become the lifeline and friend to a group of Catholics from Brisbane who live with a mental illness. Source: The Catholic Leader.
United States bishops have decried the US Attorney-General’s decision that asylum-seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence cannot find protection in the country. Source: CNS.
The Church will not adhere to a change in South Australian law requiring priests to report confessions of child sex abuse, says Port Pirie Bishop Greg O’Kelly, the Apostolic Administrator of Adelaide. Source: News.com.au.
Nicaragua’s Catholic bishops on Friday said rival government and civil delegates had agreed to create a “verification” commission and invite international bodies to probe the violence that has left at least 170 people dead. Source: Yahoo7 News.
Pope Francis has denounced abortion as the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. source: Crux.
Catholic Schools NSW has welcomed the Berejiklian Government’s increase to capital funding for low-fee non-government schools in this year's Budget, to be handed down tomorrow.
Housing is meant to be a right, but it is becoming a privilege in Australia, write Bernie Fehon and Jack de Groot. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Catholic grandparents are playing a significant role when it comes to the faith formation of the young. Source: The Southern Cross.