In the age of instant communications and fake news, journalists need to verify information before they share it, Pope Francis said in a message marking World Communications Day. Source: CNS.
The monks of Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy in Rochefort, Belgium – one of only 14 abbeys in the world producing Trappist beer – have been fighting with a quarry owner for a decade over the purity of the local spring water. Source: The Guardian.
More than 100 Catholic schools in the Brisbane Archdiocese, which covers south-east Queensland, will soon be fully powered by renewable energy. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Australian children who are going hungry say they worry and feel sad about their parents’ finances and need to ration and eat out-of-date food or consume high-energy meals because they are cheaper. Source: The Australian.
Pope Francis made an impassioned appeal yesterday for an end to surging violence in the Holy Land that has left dozens dead. Source: CNA.
One does not have to be a religious fundamentalist to call for caution as euthanasia laws are being developed in Australian states, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ. Source: Catholic Outlook.
The Australian Embassy to the Holy See and Caritas Internationalis have hosted a webinar on the improvement of integral ecology in Oceania. Source: Vatican News.
A newly formed Housing Emergency Response Group in Western Australia has released an open letter to Premier Mark McGowan outlining four key priorities that must be addressed to mitigate the state’s escalating housing crisis. Source: The eRecord.
Pope Francis has announced that Msgr Anthony Ireland and Fr Martin Ashe will serve as auxiliary bishops of the Melbourne Archdiocese. Source: ACBC.
Construction work on a church and community centre for Brisbane’s growing Vietnamese Catholic community will begin next month. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Catholic Social Services Western Australia will host a national symposium to address issues that continue to affect the community, including poverty, modern slavery and homelessness. Source: The eRecord.
The religious sister who knelt before Myanmar police urging them not to use violence against coup protestors says the Holy Spirit prompted her and that she drew her strength from prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Source: CNA.
Tens of thousands of social and affordable housing properties would be built as part of a $10 billion housing future fund promised by the federal opposition. Source: ABC News.
Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt defended the history of the Coalition on Indigenous issues as he launched a book on national reconciliation by Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg. Source: The Australian.
Filming has begun on Stu, which tells the story of American priest Fr Stuart Long, a one-time boxer who became a priest and died in 2014. Source: America Magazine.
Caritas Australia has expressed concern the federal Budget has delivered limited new aid commitments at a time when the need in the region is at its greatest.
Two vulnerable characters form a bond amid perilous circumstances in Those Who Wish Me Dead. While the film’s path heads toward redemption for one and recovery for the other, detours along the way make it strictly a trip for adults. Source: CNS.
Br Garry Coyte first left his mark as a school leader at De La Salle Orange in the early 1960s. Now, after being a principal at five De La Salle colleges and an educational consultant, he has returned to school. Source: De La Salle Brothers.