For the first time, researchers are collecting data on the ministry of exorcism with initial interviews showing that many exorcists feel isolated. Source: CNA.
Granting an exception to canon law, Pope Francis said male religious orders that are made up of both priests and brothers can choose one of the brothers to be a provincial superior or even the superior general. Source: Crux.
Euthanasia is set to be legalised in New South Wales today, after a marathon debate in the upper house that lasted until midnight failed to produce a vote. Source: ABC News.
The idea of “walking together” is the core image Pope Francis presented to the faithful when convoking the Synod on Synodality in 2021, writes Sr Grace Roclawska CSFN. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Campion College has launched its early offer scheme, which allows year 12 students and non-high school leavers to secure their 2023 admission to the liberal arts college in Sydney's west.
The Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations has told the industrial umpire that wages of low-paid Australians should increase by 6.5 per cent to avoid children being ingrained in poverty. Source: The Age.
Caritas Australia has raised more than $3.5 million for the people of Ukraine through an appeal launched shortly after Russia invaded the country in February.
Pope Francis has praised the way people have faced the trials and losses in their lives with a firmness of faith in God’s promises and love. Source: CNS.
An online global forum has appealed to Christians around the world to take part in a week-long prayer for the Church and the people of China. Source: UCA News.
Liturgical scholars need to be more attentive to the social sciences when attempting to answer the ongoing questions about the proper celebration of the Roman rite, according to a liturgical studies expert. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin has encouraged men and women in the military to download a new app designed to connect them to the Catholic faith and provide the consolation of prayer in times of war and uncertainty. Source: Crux.
Poverty and inequality, which are major factors in child labour exploitation, must be addressed, Pope Francis has said in a written message. Source: CNS.
Broken Bay Diocese is answering Pope Francis’ call to take “swift and unified global action” in response to environmental degradation and climate change, hosting an event to help communities care for the environment in practical ways.
Catholic School Parents Australia has welcomed award-winning journalist, author and media commentator Madonna King as the new chair of its national council.
Initiatives such as Centacare Evolve Housing’s “Build Up Tassie” are essential to the community and offer young people the opportunity to turn their lives around, according to the program’s new coach. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
Euthanasia opponents have tabled more than 100 last-minute amendments before the New South Wales upper house has its final vote today on euthanasia legislation. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
A full-time worker on the minimum wage has just $29 left each week after essential expenses, while a family of four bringing in the same rate of pay is actually $24 short of what they need to get by. Source: The Australian.
The United States Catholic bishops have appealed for “an honest dialogue rooted in Christ” about the “persistent evil of racism” after two mass shootings. Source: CNA.