Building on the ecological work already under way within Australian dioceses, the new director of Catholic Earthcare Australia has pledged to act as a conduit for the good of “Our Common Home”. Source: The eRecord.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to change laws to protect religious freedom while assuring voters he will not be a “culture warrior” on divisive social issues. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Cardinal Angelo Scola, the former Archbishop of Milan, has re-entered the controversy over Communion for the remarried. Source: Catholic Herald.
Pope Francis has urged newly-ordained bishops to fight abuse and reject what he termed the “clerical” culture that has seen a series of abuse scandals rock the Church. Source: News.com.au.
Jesus teaches that good deeds should be performed discreetly and without trying to draw attention to one’s self, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.
Doctors will be expected to put aside their personal views and not stand in the way of patients wanting to end their lives when euthanasia is legalised in Victoria next year. Source: The Age.
Clergy will face up to three years in prison in Victoria for failing to report abuse revealed in the confessional, with the Andrews Government promising to change laws if it wins the November election. Source: ABC News.
The fundraising campaign launched by a 10-year-old Catholic schoolboy who wanted to help farmers affected by the drought has exceeded all expectations after surpassing the $1 million mark. Source: Yahoo7 News.
Although some may jump to the conclusion that Fr Michael Trainor’s hobby helps him get “closer to God”, the glider pilot says when flying at 3000 feet, he is far too busy to be chatting to his Creator. Source: The Southern Cross.
A global report into religious freedom has identified high levels of religious repression in 28 countries, including some of Australia’s closest neighbours. Source: Catholic Herald.
Many would regard a career reviewing all the latest films before they are publicly released as the “dream job”. But for Fr Peter Malone MSC, reviewing movies has been a special joy, in addition to his priestly duties. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Self-defence was on the curriculum at Merici College in Canberra on Wednesday, as students were taught basic skills to stand up for themselves as part of National Child Safety Week. Source: Canberra Times.
Prosecutors are set to appeal the sentence handed down to former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson for failing to report child sexual abuse, arguing the sentence is too lenient. Source: The Advertiser.
Seventy-fifth wedding anniversaries are rare, but that’s what my parents, Esmé, aged 101, and Gerald McCulloch, aged 97, recently celebrated, writes Deacon Peter McCulloch. Source: Broken Bay News.
Crazy Rich Asians shows there is an appetite for films that are different from those that have long dominated cinemas – those with a white cast and confining diversity to sidekicks or comedic relief. Source: ACOFB.
In a conversation about sexual abuse in Australia and the United States, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said “until there is a genuine restoration of trust, no apology is going to land”. Source: America Magazine.
Thousands of people marched in defence of life and family in the country's capital, Guatemala City, protesting legislation that would incorporate gender ideology and legal abortion into the country’s laws. Source: CNA.
A priest kidnapped in Nigeria’s Delta State last weekend was reportedly released by his captors on Wednesday. Source: Vatican News.