A Queensland Government minister has hit back at Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge over comments criticising proposed laws that would compel priests to report the confessions of child abusers. Source: Brisbane Times.
With fresh food prices tipped to rise as a result of bushfires, a welfare advocate says the Government must do more to ensure struggling households can put food on the table. Source: The New Daily.
Pope Francis has completed work on his highly anticipated response to last year’s Vatican gathering of Catholic bishops from the Amazon. Source: NCR Online.
The warring factions in South Sudan have agreed to a ceasefire while committing themselves to work for lasting peace in the country following a summit in Rome. Source: The Tablet.
Sleep deprivation could be a form of torture being used on asylum-seekers detained in Papua New Guinea’s Bomana detention centre, a local priest has claimed. Source: Radio New Zealand.
International theologians and ethicists, including four Australians, will gather in Rome in March for a meeting on understanding and responding to the Church’s sexual abuse crisis. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Bombshell is a dramatic look inside the controversial Fox News media empire and tells the story of the women who brought down the man who created it. Source: ACOFB.
A Perth priest has written a book describing his family’s 10-year quest for freedom from communist-controlled Vietnam. Source: The eRecord.
Debates about priestly celibacy are almost as old as the Catholic priesthood itself, but they should be a feature of Australia's upcoming Plenary Council, writes Nick Brodie. Source: Eureka Street.
An evangelisation program based on questions, food, prayer and good conversation is encouraging Catholics in their faith. Source: Catholic Outlook.
After decades of anticipation, the Vatican archives are ready to welcome scores of scholars wishing to study documents related to the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII. Source: NCR Online.
A new report on human rights has taken Australia to task over a range of issues, including asylum-seekers, aged care, media freedom and Indigenous rights. Source: SBS News.
Most Christians in India will remember the year 2019 as challenging, with an increasing number of attacks on religious minorities in general and Christians specifically, writes Andreas Thonhauser. Source: Catholic Herald.
A Brisbane parish is working on the assumption that God’s love shouldn’t be hidden inside the church, inviting locals of other faith traditions to visit. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has hit out at proposed laws that would compel Queensland priests to report the confessions of child abusers. Source: Brisbane Times.
Pope Francis has broken a Vatican glass ceiling by appointing the first female manager at the Holy See’s Secretariat of State. Source: The Tablet.
While often persecuted and misunderstood, the Church never tires of announcing the love of God made present in Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.
Pope Francis has appointed Fr Mykola Bychok CSsR the third Eparch of Sts Peter and Paul of Melbourne for Ukrainian Catholics in Australia and New Zealand. Source: ACBC.