The Turnbull Government will today be urged to help create 500,000 social and affordable rental homes in a plan that includes tax incentives for superannuation to invest in affordable housing. Source: The Guardian.
Church officials have called on Catholics in Indonesia to stay alert in the run-up to and during Holy Week following a number of attacks on churches in several parts of the country. Source: UCANews.com.
Guam Archbishop Michael Byrnes has apologised on behalf of the whole archdiocese for the “grave harm” caused by former Archbishop Anthony Apuron of Agana, following a Vatican verdict against his predecessor. Source: CNS.
A Newcastle woman has responded to the death of her husband by establishing a social support group for others in the same situation. Source: Aurora Magazine.
“Too often we talk about young people without asking what they think,” Pope Francis said yesterday at a gathering of young people in the lead-up to October's Synod of Bishops on young people. Source: Vatican News.
Tony Abbott has called on Education Minister Simon Birmingham to reconsider elements of the Turnbull Government’s needs-based school funding policy and be more generous to the Catholic sector. Source: The Australian.
Catholic secondary school teachers will today take an important step forward in the move to slavery-proof supply chains of goods and services in the Sydney Archdiocese. Source: ACRATH.
The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste have made a big splash in social media, clocking up more than 100,000 Facebook followers in less than a year.
A Brisbane parishioner has launched a Lenten appeal for a struggling hospital in the Philippines after being shocked at conditions following a recent emergency visit while on holiday. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Queensland Nationals MP George Christensen has hit out at his own Government for funding abortion services in Australia and around the world. Source: Brisbane Times.
It’s hard not to get a feeling of deja vu when you see the homeless count from the 2016 Census, writes St Vincent's Health Australia chief Toby Hall. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Many admire Padre Pio, but few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern culture treats as disposable, Pope Francis said during Mass at the saint’s shrine at the weekend. Source: CNS.
The Vatican has released the full text of a letter written by retired Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis, days after admitting that an earlier photo sent to the media of the document was altered to obscure a portion of its contents. Source: NCR Online.
As the Philippines considers legalising divorce, the nation’s bishops have warned the measure would be detrimental to couples and families, especially children. Source: CNA.
Identical twins Frs Patrick and John O’Neill CSsR yesterday celebrated 60 years since their ordination at the Redemptorist monastery in Ballarat. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
A 79-year-old man has been charged with child sexual offences linked to incidents alleged to have happened while he was an employee of the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese almost 30 years ago. Source: Canberra Times.
Students from a Perth Catholic school are the stars of a new music video calling for unity and acceptance across all cultures. Source: SBS News.
Pope Francis has given his approval for the Church to hold the first Plenary Council – the most significant national gathering that can be held – in Australia in more than 80 years. Source: ACBC Media Blog.