St Paul de Chartres Sisters in Vietnam were attacked by a group of men described as gangsters while they were protesting construction of a house on their former land. Source: ucanews.com.
A push to deprive Queensland Labor MPs of a conscience vote on decriminalising abortion has been criticised by Cherish Life Queensland. Source: The Catholic Leader.
The chair of the Church’s new safeguarding body has told a meeting of Australian bishops that the Church needs to maintain the momentum created by the royal commission. Source: CPSL.
The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations has told the Fair Work Commission that the minimum wage is “manifestly inadequate” and hundreds of thousands of families are living in or threatened by poverty. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the newly-elected president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, wants to help the Church “find a distinctively Gospel voice” in social debates. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Broken is a New Zealand drama about an ex-gang leader who loses his daughter to gang warfare and battles with feelings of revenge. Source: ACOFB.
Pope Francis has requested the Rosary be prayed daily during the month of May “for peace in Syria and throughout the world.” Source: Zenit.
Advocates for and against voluntary euthanasia from across Australia have inundated an ACT parliamentary inquiry with a record number of submissions. Source: Canberra Times.
Nothing can erase a person's Baptism, which is why the Church only allows for the sacrament to be administered once, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source:CNA.
Archbishop Emeritus Leonard Faulkner will be farewelled in a funeral Mass in Adelaide’s St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Monday. Source: The Southern Cross.
Chronic pain is a hidden epidemic in our society, says physiotherapist and researcher Sr Rebecca McCabe RSM. Source: Sisters of Mercy Parramatta.
The National Catholic Education Commission says Tuesday’s federal Budget provides little certainty for parents "seeking an affordable Catholic education".
Further cuts to Australia’s foreign aid spending announced in the federal Budget could diminish Australia’s international influence, Caritas Australia has warned.
A new community dedicated to St Dimpna that aims to provide a place of welcome and hospitality for survivors of sexual abuse will hold monthly gatherings in Sydney. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
The agenda for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on young people has been approved, following “an interesting exchange of opinions” about the document, the Vatican has announced. Source: NCR Online.
Australia's Ambassador to the Holy See, Melissa Hitchman, has officially opened a new permanent exhibition at New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery in Western Australia. Source: The eRecord.
The St Vincent de Paul Society has criticised the Turnbull Government’s Budget 2018 plan to flatten the tax system so that only 6 per cent of taxpayers face the top rate. Source: ABC News.
Hundreds of celebrities attended the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute ball on Monday night where the theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”. Source: The Tablet.