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One in five parishes across the Archdiocese of Melbourne is providing housing at low cost in their local community to fulfil the Gospel mission to assist the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised. Source: Catholic Social Services Victoria.
Australian Catholic University politics researcher Ben Moffit has been named as one of the ABC’s inaugural Top 5 researchers in humanities and will take part in an "ideas incubator" at the public broadcaster. Source: ACU.
The significant contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made to Catholic education in Wollongong has been highlighted in a video produced by students for NAIDOC Week. Source: Illawarra Mercury.
Well-known champions of marriage and family, Ron and Mavis Pirola, will be speakers at the 9th World Meeting of Families in Dublin this year. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Donald Trump has announced that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington and a Catholic who once worked for retiring justice Anthony Kennedy. Source: CNS.
It's official - Pope Francis will participate in the upcoming World Youth Day 2019 in Panama, the Vatican has confirmed. Source: Vatican News.
Secularists are calling for the Australian Census question on religious affiliation to be reworded, claiming that the current wording skews the results in favour of religion. Source: news.com.au
An armed man was killed in a shootout with police outside the residence of the Archbishop of Cebu in the Philippines yesterday. Source: Crux.
Catholic Church leaders have criticised new ACT laws that would force priests to break the seal of confession to report child abuse, saying the clause would make children "less safe". Source: Canberra Times.
New Queensland LNP Senator Amanda Stoker predicts “terrible consequences” if euthanasia becomes law, and is determined to stand up in Parliament for her pro-life, Christian beliefs. Source: The Catholic Leader.
What could a lay woman from the 12th century possibly have in common with a lay woman in 2018? A movement of women called Beguines, writes Lee-Ann Wein. Source: Aurora Magazine.
Liberal Senator James Paterson has backed Cabinet minister Dan Tehan’s call for a religious discrimination act, arguing that people of faith are being “hounded out of the public square”. Source: The Australian.
Pope Francis sent his prayers and condolences to Japan yesterday following the death of at least 119 people in some of the worst flooding and landslides the country has seen in decades. Source: CNA.
Sydney priest Fr Adam Crouch says he is one of the luckiest people around, being able to live out his two passions – faith and football. Source: Sydney Archdiocese.
God does not conform to people’s expectations, and he often presents himself and his graces in surprising ways, Pope Francis said on Sunday. Source: Catholic Herald.
Thousands of faithful gathered at Argentina’s most famous shrine on Sunday to participate in a Mass and pray that a bill legalising abortion on-demand will not be passed. Source: Crux.
The links between the Catholic faith and Aboriginal spirituality were explored during a designated religious education week at Perth’s Clontarf Aboriginal College. Source: The eRecord.
Tougher penalties and new offences will be included in revamped domestic violence laws being drafted by the South Australian Government. Source: SBS News.