Pope Francis will meet the president and vice-president of the US bishops’ conference at the Vatican tomorrow to discuss the clergy sexual abuse scandal and revelation of allegations against ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Source: NCR Online.
The Church’s missionary work to serve the needs of seafarers has received a much-needed boost with the commissioning of a new national body. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
In the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, the Syriac Catholic Patriarch has proclaimed that “the will of life has overcome death; hope and security have overcome despair and chaos. Our people have overcome.” Source: Crux.
The Australian Catholic University may close down its Institute of Social Justice in Sydney, where students and academics now canvass questions of religion, secularism and human rights. Source: The Australian.
“The Great Accuser” is trying to uncover bishops’ sins in order to scandalise the people, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Catholic Herald.
Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. has joined other faith leaders in denouncing Australia's indefinite detention of refugees and asylum-seekers on Nauru and Manus Island. Source: Catholic Outlook.
More commonly associated with early childhood education, the Montessori method is being used to support older Australians living with dementia. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The number of older Australians who are homeless has grown significantly in the past decade, according to a new report. Source: News.com.au.
A push to jail priests who fail to report suspected child abuse when it's revealed through confession has been called “unnecessary” and “discriminatory” by South Australia’s Attorney-General Vickie Chapman. Source: ABC News.
The Vatican has long pondered the cosmos from afar but now it’s studying how to care for space bits that fall to Earth with a conference on meteorites, cosmic dust, stardust and extraterrestrial samples. Source: Crux.
The Vatican is planning a response to allegations made against Pope Francis by a former nuncio regarding his handling of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, his cardinal advisors said. Source: CNS.
A proposal to abandon formal prayer in the Senate has been strongly opposed by Australia’s Catholic bishops. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Victorian poet Annie Hunter is the winner of the 2018 ACU Prize for Poetry for her entry, Anthea Noctua. Source: Australian Catholic University.
After more than 30 years in financial services and wealth management, Karl Morris admits his profile has never been higher. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A medical team comprised of volunteers from a Catholic hospital in Melbourne has performed life-saving brain surgery on a single mother from Papua New Guinea. Source: ABC News.
Catholic Professional Standards Ltd has released feedback on the draft National Catholic Safeguarding Standards ahead of the release of the final document later this year.
Educators from one of Australia’s largest Catholic school bodies have committed to helping their students and staff “seek new ways to be the inclusive, compassionate face of Christ in the world”. Source: EREA.
Suicide Prevention Week draws our attention to people whose hold on life is fragile, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ. Source: Melbourne Catholic.