A proposal to decriminalise abortion has been voted down in the NSW parliament, The Guardian reports.
Mater Mothers’ Hospital has opened Queensland’s first 24/7 pregnancy centre for women with complicated pregnancies, The Catholic Leader reports.
The Australian Bishops have welcomed the Turnbull government's commitment to disability insurance and affordable housing in this week's budget, the ACBC reports.
Online registration officially opened yesterday for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney from December 7-9, the ACBC Media Blog reports.
Pope Francis' trip to Fatima, Portugal, this weekend is considered by many observers as the easiest of his foreign trips so far, but it is far from irrelevant, writes Ines San Martin in Crux.
The Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes will hold its Lessons from the Long Paddock online event next month.
The federal budget has delivered a fourth consecutive cut to the overseas aid program, according to Caritas Australia.
Nine Catholic organisations plan to divest from fossil fuel corporations in an action timed to send a message to the upcoming G7 summit, NCR reports.
A Portuguese-born, South Africa-based businessman is on a worldwide mission to spread devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, reports Melbourne Catholic.
An initial $33.4 million in this year’s budget to establish a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse has been welcomed by the Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council.
A Melbourne hotel has received harassing phone calls and online threats after agreeing to host an Australian Christian Lobby Safe Schools event, The Australian reports.
US Bishops were among the first signatories to a petition to end the death penalty in America, CNS reports.
The Archbishop of Armagh says Irish society is being "hugely impacted by secularisation", reports The Catholic Herald.
The head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Oriental Churches has this week visited the five Eastern Eparchys and met with the Australian bishops, the ACBC Media Blog reports.
Abortion bills to be debated in the NSW parliament today go too far, writes Dr Catherine Lennon in The Daily Telegraph.
An Indian priest who was kidnapped in Yemen more than a year ago has pleaded for the Indian government and the Church to do more for his release, CNS reports.
Brisbane Catholic teacher Ora Duffley has returned from a confronting few weeks on mission helping Christian refugees in northern Iraq, The Catholic Leader reports.
Youth are among the biggest losers of the 2017-18 budget, thanks to rising exclusion from higher education, housing and jobs, the St Vincent de Paul Society says.