A bill to allow assisted dying in New Zealand has passed its first reading by a significant margin of 76 votes to 44, the NZ Herald reports.
Just like a plant needs sun and nourishment to survive, every Christian needs the light of Sunday and the sustenance of the Eucharist to truly live, says Pope Francis, reports CNS.
The 2017 NAPLAN report helps paint a small part of a much larger picture of learning in Australian schools, but we shouldn’t get carried away with the data, says the National Catholic Education Commission.
Churches in Papua New Guinea have warned they will soon be forced to shut down rural health services because the government has not paid staff salaries, ABC News reports.
Caritas Australia is encouraging Australians to help bring about change in some of the world’s poorest communities this Christmas through its Global Gifts program, Aurora Magazine reports.
Australia's top medical colleges are demanding the Turnbull Government immediately provide health care to the asylum-seekers forced out of the closed Manus Island detention centre, The Age reports.
For Adelaide Catholic volunteer Charles Spong the secret to growing beautiful roses has nothing to do with green thumbs – you just need to talk to them, he tells The Southern Cross.
Brisbane Emeritus Auxiliary Bishop John Gerry died yesterday aged 90 after a short illness, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge announced on the Archdiocese's website.
Cardinal Walter Kasper has declared that he hopes that the "painful dispute" over the Pope's Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia is now over, The Tablet reports.
The Turnbull government cannot afford to bury the recommendations of the child sex abuse royal commission over summer, warns Truth, Justice and Healing Council chief Francis Sullivan, The Australian reports.
The Church’s care for the sick is an antidote to “the business mentality that is seeking worldwide to turn health care into a profit-making enterprise,” says Pope Francis, reports CNS.
Rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston has been invited to speak at a North Queensland parish’s annual Aboriginal Cultural Mass next year, The Catholic Leader reports.
Poland’s new Prime Minister has called on the European Union to return to its “proper values” and traditional Christian roots, the Catholic Herald reports.
Cardinal George Pell will face a committal hearing next year, with two weeks set aside for the complainants to give their evidence, a Melbourne court has heard, reports ABC News.
Catholic school parents in Victoria have been hit with large tuition fee rises after their schools were stripped of hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding, The Age reports.
A new book celebrates the prominent place of Indigenous Australian art and culture on display at the Vatican Museums, ACBC Media Blog reports.
A new mobile messaging service aims to provide a "fly on the wall" account of the Nativity story, Broken Bay Diocese reports.
Pope Francis communicates well in today’s digital culture because “what you see is what you get”, says the secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture, reports The Tablet.