Almost 200 refugees are set to leave Manus Island and Nauru for resettlement in the US as early as January, SBS News reports.
The Vatican’s saint-making office has updated its rules governing the use of first-class relics for would-be saints, outlawing the sale of hair, teeth and other body parts, Crux reports.
Hindu activists have beaten eight priests and torched their vehicle outside a central Indian police station, ucanews.com reports.
A Queensland business that finds work for people with barriers to employment has won the Toowoomba Diocese Social Justice Commission's 2017 Social Justice Award.
The Vatican has released a statement saying that the final report from the child abuse royal commission "deserves to be studied seriously", The Age reports.
A new religious order of contemplative nuns devoted to a life of silent prayer is looking to set up its first Australian convent in Brisbane, The Catholic Leader reports.
They may be thousands of kilometres from their families, but a group of young East Timorese are feeling at home thanks to one South Australian parish, The Southern Cross reports.
Pope Francis says journalism must prize truth and reflection over sensationalism and clamour, CNA reports.
The Victorian Government’s move to add more than 470 beds to the state’s prison system is a short-sighted decision that will not create safer communities, says Jesuit Social Services.
Pope Francis has told his fellow Jesuits that missionary work must also include reaching out to people whose hearts are closed to receiving immigrants and refugees, CNS reports.
The British government has refused to say whether telling people about the Christian faith could be a hate crime, the Catholic Herald reports.
More women than men are seeking homeless support for the first time, with family violence driving a 21 per cent increase in women at risk of homelessness since 2012, The Guardian reports.
They say seeing is believing. In the case of The Disaster Artist, seeing is actually disbelieving! Who would believe that this is a true story?
An Aboriginal Catholic educator has called on school authorities to do more to identify and develop leaders from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Educator Brenda Keenan will next year become the first lay missionary to take up a two-year placement with the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in the Pacific island of Kiribati, The Good Oil reports
Australian Catholic University will today launch an innovative web portal that provides safeguarding initiatives and preventative approaches to child sexual abuse within organisations.
After five years of inquiry, Commissioner Peter McClellan yesterday delivered his final sitting address at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, The Catholic Leader reports.
The Church’s ministry to seafarers who visit Australian shores has a new national director, with Roslyn Rajasingam this week beginning as the first lay woman to hold the role, the ACBC Media Blog reports.