The Vatican has launched an investigation into alleged financial irregularities in the Sistine Chapel Choir. Source: The Tablet.
Catholic Super (CSF) is standing by its chief executive Frank Pegan, despite terminating one of the fund’s senior executives as a result of a continuing forensic review by PwC Australia. Source: The Australian.
The meeting yesterday between Pope Francis and the leaders of the US bishops’ conference on the clergy sexual abuse scandal resulted in a “lengthy, fruitful and good exchange”, the American prelates said. Source: NCR Online.
The Chinese government has increased measures to suppress religious belief and practice in the country. Source: CNA.
The Lord’s Prayer is set to continue in the Senate after an inquiry found there was no reason to adopt a Greens push to change it. Source: SBS News.
Caring for a disabled child in Australia can be difficult, but in developing countries - with a lack of basic care programs, specialised equipment and health workers – it’s an almost overwhelming challenge. Source: Australian Jesuits.
“How do people of faith engage in a secular world?” was the theme of the University of Notre Dame Australia's third annual interfaith event, Abraham Day. Source: The eRecord.
Teacher Simon Ashley believes fertility classes taught by Catholic educators would not only help improve Australia’s low birth rate, but also set teenagers up for healthier relationships in their adult life. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The Merger refers not only to the merging of football teams to make one that might succeed, but also of asylum-seekers and refugees trying to find a place in Australian society. Source: ACOFB.
In the far north coast of Western Australia, a herd of cattle at a Catholic mission is protecting Australia from virus and bacteria from overseas. Source: ABC News.
Pope Francis hopes to visit Japan next year, a trip that would enable him to draw attention to both the legacy of Christian martyrs centuries ago and survivors of the atomic bombs in 1945. Source: Crux.
Hutt St Centre’s operating model could be changed as the Adelaide homeless services provider and the SA Housing Authority look at teaming up. Source: The Advertiser.
Being named Australia’s 2018 Teacher of the Year was a surprise for Tasmanian Catholic school teacher Jane Doyle. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Pope Francis has called all of the presidents of the world's various conferences of Catholic bishops to Rome for a February meeting on clergy sexual abuse, in the first such global summons by a pontiff. Source: NCR Online.
Perth Archdiocese's Safeguarding Office has launched a handbook for teenagers in response to the “increasing pressures teenagers face in an ever-changing and ever-challenging world”. Source: The eRecord.
Australian Catholic University is the first Australian university to remove sugary drinks from its vending machines. It’s hoped the move will encourage other universities, schools and workplaces to follow suit.
Big businesses who don't disclose what they're doing to stop modern slavery in their supply chains should face penalties, Labor has argued in Parliament. Source: SBS News.
A new Jesuit Social Services report has raised concerns regarding the welfare and treatment of young adults in Victorian prisons, particularly those who spend time in isolation.