Pope Francis said yesterday he thinks about the time he might be called to step down from his role as bishop, citing the example of St Paul leaving Ephesus. Source: Crux.
A workshop at a Melbourne Catholic secondary school provided an opportunity for an exchange of advice and encouragement between students and young people in custody. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The Vatican has released an instruction with new norms for contemplative orders of nuns, encouraging cooperation among their monasteries and outlining procedures for communities left with only a few members. Source: Global Sisters Report.
A Victorian County Court staffer has been sacked after being caught looking up highly sensitive information relating to Cardinal George Pell’s impending trial on historical sexual abuse charges. Source: Herald Sun.
Less than two weeks before a historic vote on whether to allow increased access to abortion in Ireland, thousands of people gathered in Dublin on Saturday for a pro-life rally. Source: CNA.
Beverley Moore has spent much of her life helping complete strangers through tough times, and she knows what it’s like to have others stand by her through her own struggles. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A custom-built 2018 Lamborghini autographed by Pope Francis raised $1.28 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Monaco on Saturday. Source: Catholic Herald.
Housing costs are responsible for pushing a further 229,000 Australian children below the poverty line, a new analysis shows. Source: The Guardian.
One of the largest health care providers in Canberra has already ruled out offering voluntary assisted dying, even if the practice is legalised in the ACT. Source: Canberra Times.
With just 34 years of grave plots left in Sydney, the local Muslim faith community has been handed a reprieve but is looking to Catholics for help. Source: The Daily Telegraph.
The tax cuts announced in last week’s federal Budget may have been good politics, but not necessarily good policy, writes Catholic Social Services Australia’s Joe Zabar. Source: Eureka Street.
The Vatican has given its permission for the opening of the sainthood cause of an Iraqi priest and three deacons who were murdered by armed gunmen in Mosul. Source: The Tablet.
As the new United States embassy was inaugurated in Jerusalem yesterday, 52 Palestinian protesters in Gaza were killed by Israeli soldiers. Source: CNS.
Two Vatican offices are set to release a joint document evaluating the morality of the global market system. Source: NCR Online.
Former prime minister John Howard says the Turnbull Government should cut all funding for any school that won’t let parents pull their children out of sex- or gender-related classes. Source: The Age.
Pope Francis yesterday urged Christians to be friends with Jesus whose love, he said, is faithful, even to those who betray Him. Source: Vatican News.
More than 1300 people, including the South Australian Governor, politicians, religious leaders, bishops and priests from around Australia, attended the funeral of Archbishop Leonard Faulkner yesterday. Source: The Southern Cross.
Beijing is stalling in talks with the Holy See, a source close to the Vatican has told the Wall Street Journal. Source: Catholic Herald.