Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to the Australian Catholic bishops and encouraged them to explore new ways of being missionary in Australia at this time. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Catholic parishes should make halls and other buildings available to people who are sleeping rough, a homelessness forum has suggested. Source: Mornington Peninsula News.
A controversial UK court decision to force a disabled woman to have an abortion has been overturned on appeal. Source: Catholic Herald.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has rebuked Filipino Catholics who he said attend church services but do not live out its teachings. Source: ucanews.com.
The work of seafarers and Catholics who provide spiritual, social and material support for them will be celebrated throughout the Church in Australia on July 14. Source: ACBC.
A New South Wales retreat centre has received a new lease of life with Youth Mission Team set to take over management from the Discalced Carmelite Friars next year.
This year marks some significant milestones for artist and iconographer Michael Galovic – 30 years in Australia, 50 years as an iconographer and his 70th birthday in November. Source: The Record.
Catholic secondary school teachers in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese are going beyond their scope of classroom work to engage with newly-arrived refugee families. Source: MNnews.Today.
The Vatican cancelled a friendly soccer match between its new women’s team and a club in Vienna, after a number of Austrian players protested against the Church’s stance on abortion. Source: CNN.
More than 129,000 older Australians are waiting for their approved level of home care, a sign federal Labor says underscores the failure of the Coalition Government to tackle this ongoing crisis. Source: 9news.com.au.
The Indianapolis Archdiocese will no longer recognise a Jesuit school as a Catholic institution after the school administration refused to dismiss a teacher who is in a same-sex marriage. Source: NCR.
Secondary students will be able to study the great works of the Western tradition under a plan to introduce classical education into Victorian Catholic schools. Source: The Australian.
A catechism booklet from the 1937 Plenary Council has been discovered by a Brisbane parishioner in the handkerchief drawer of his late father. Source: The Catholic Leader.
A British court has ruled a pregnant woman in her 20s must have an abortion. Source: Catholic Herald.
Tasmania’s Knights of the Southern Cross are providing financial help for young people to enable them to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Perth in December. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
South Australia’s Catholic education system saw more than 3000 students exit in four years, while government and independent schools have collectively grown by more than 10,000 children, ABS data reveals. Source: The Sunday Mail.
No matter how you package it, state-sponsored killing is not loving, writes Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Source: The Australian.
Jesus gave the Church the Eucharist for the salvation of the world, Pope Francis said yesterday on the feast of Corpus Christi. Source: CNA.