As we prepare for the Plenary Council 2020, we are being encouraged to speak boldly and to share what is in our hearts, writes Fr Noel Connolly SSC. Source: Columban eBulletin.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has accused Labor of a breach of faith on religious freedom by refusing a Coalition proposal to prevent discrimination against gay students. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Marking the beginning of Advent, Pope Francis yesterday prayed for “martyred” Syria, sharing a sign of hope with the children of the beleaguered country, at war for more than eight years. Source: Crux.
A new syllabus that takes a liberal arts approach to the teaching of religious education will be taught in Catholic schools across New South Wales and the ACT. Source: MNnews Today.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference welcomed a group of young Catholics from across the country to Sydney last week as the Church in Australia marked the end of the Year of Youth. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
In a book-length interview to be published today, Pope Francis addresses gifts and challenges for clerical and religious vocations, among them the challenge of homosexuality in the clergy. Source: CNA.
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia has launched a groundbreaking new report documenting the experiences of women seeking asylum in Australia who have encountered sexual and gender-based violence. Source: Australian Jesuits.
A palliative care nurse was named Australian Catholic University's 2018 Alumni of the Year at an award ceremony in Sydney last Thursday.
A 2000-year-old bronze ring found near Bethlehem bears the name of Pontius Pilate, the Roman official who ordered Jesus Christ to be crucified, archeologists have revealed. Source: The Telegraph UK.
When Lyn Barham sets out on a 10-day walking trek in southeast Asia for Catholic Mission in February, she’s expecting a unique challenge. Source: Dungog Chronicle.
The Australian Council of Social Service is calling on the Senate to ditch a welfare crackdown that would see new migrants waiting four years before receiving welfare payments. Source: SBS News.
A parliamentary showdown has been set up over laws to protect gay students from discrimination, with Coalition senators blasting a proposed Labor bill as an attack on religious schools. Source: The Australian.
A Vatican representative says fully automated and autonomous lethal weapons systems must be banned now before they become a reality in tomorrow’s wars. Source: The Tablet.
Australia’s bishops have urged all Catholics to promote, empower and recognise the gifts of people with disability. Source: ACBC.
German Archbishop Georg Ganswein has spoken about a recent visit to seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher. Source: News.com.au.
Chaplains are available around the clock to provide pastoral and spiritual care at the new Perth Children’s Hospital. Source: The eRecord.
Two of Australia’s major cathedrals were splashed with the colour of martyrs on Wednesday as a sign of solidarity with those who suffer religious persecution around the world. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Strange Colours is an Australian film set in an outback opal mining town where a young woman travels to visit her sick, estranged father. Source: ACOFB.