The acquittal of a Pakistani Catholic woman sentenced to hang for blasphemy is to be challenged in the country’s Supreme Court, according to her husband. Source: Catholic Herald.
Freedom of religion is on the decline in Australia, Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has warned. Source: The Australian.
The Morrison Government’s assurance that it will move most of the remaining refugee children from Nauru by the end of the year is welcome, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton. Source: Eureka Street.
“Good politics is at the service of peace” has been announced as the theme for the World Day of Peace 2019. Source: Crux.
Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders has a huge challenge attending to a flock of 10,000 Catholics spread over 773,000 square kilometres in Western Australia’s north-west. Source: Have A Go News.
If we each focused on simply being kind to those around us, we could make a difference in the world, writes Sr Melissa Dwyer. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A bloodstained tunic belonging to St Thomas Becket is to be returned to Britain from the Vatican to help mark the 850th anniversary of his murder. Source: The Guardian.
For Melbourne youth prison chaplain Jwan Kada, the life-giving freedom of Jesus Christ can be found in every prison cell. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The federal Government’s “Welfare to Work” policy designed to move people off single parent payments and into employment is not achieving its aims according to new research. Source: Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand.
CathNews takes a break tomorrow for the Melbourne Cup public holiday. Our next issue will be published on Wednesday, November 7.
Australian Border Force is preventing a baby who was born in immigration detention and is still there seven months later from being baptised in a church, according to the family and a Melbourne priest. Source: The Guardian.
Pope Francis announced on Saturday that he had accepted the resignation of Melbourne Auxiliary Bishop Peter Elliott, which he submitted recently upon reaching the retirement age of 75. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
A Christian lobby group and a palliative care expert have slammed the Victorian Government's plan to introduce a 24-hour hotline for terminally ill patients to get information on euthanasia. Source: Herald Sun.
A Papua New Guinea panel, including the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, has called for Australia to resettle the Manus refugees by Christmas. Source: Radio NZ.
Australian missionary sister and human rights campaigner Sr Patricia Fox says she has mixed feelings about returning to Australia after being deported from the Philippines. Source: ABC News.
Pope Francis expressed sorrow for the victims of an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt in his Angelus address yesterday. Source: Crux.
The name of the Hubble law — popularly known as the Big Bang theory — will be changed to recognise the contribution made by Belgian priest and astronomer Fr Georges Lemaître. Source: CNA.
The Santa Teresa community in Central Australia celebrated its feast day in true Aussie fashion – by hosting a race meeting. Source: In the Word.