A report into child sexual abuse in the Church in England and Wales released this week criticised the leadership of Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and the Vatican. Source: BBC News.
First Nations people in the end stages of their life are receiving a comforting reminder of their home country and traditions through a new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council project. Source: The Southern Cross.
Following the release of the Vatican’s report on Theodore McCarrick, Pope Francis has renewed the Church’s pledge to uproot the scourge of sexual abuse. Source: CNS.
Young adults have experienced a sharp decline in mental health since the arrival of COVID-19, research from the Australian Catholic University has revealed.
Hundreds of churches, monuments and buildings will be illuminated in red light this month in a global call for religious freedom. Source: ACN.
The Knights of Malta have elected Fra’ Marco Luzzago as their interim head, following a period of upheaval. Source: NCR Online.
Victoria‘s anti-corruption body will not investigate claims Vatican funds were transferred to Australia to influence the trial against Cardinal George Pell. Source: The Australian.
Health experts and faith leaders welcomed news that a COVID-19 vaccine secured by the Australian Government is free from any connection to a selective abortion. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
De La Salle Brother Phillip Elwin believes his mature years have brought him plenty of opportunities to live life to the full. Source: De La Salle Brothers.
The Vatican has released its report into how former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was able to rise up the Catholic hierarchical structure, despite years of rumours of sexual impropriety. Source: CNS.
It is the many small memorials that scatter the Australian countryside that provide some insight into the effect of World War I on the social fabric of the nation, writes Lt Col Gavin Keating. Source: Catholic Voice.
Christians top the list for countries where they face either governmental or social hostility, according to a new report issued by the Pew Research Centre. Source: Crux.
Catholic Social Services Australia has told a Senate committee that plans to continue and extend the cashless debit card system are “stigmatising” and would disproportionately affect Indigenous Australians.
Unemployed Australians will have the temporary coronavirus supplement extended into next year at a reduced rate, the Morrison Government confirmed yesterday. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Proposed voluntary euthanasia laws passed through the upper house of Tasmania’s Parliament yesterday after a lengthy and emotional debate. Source: ABC News.
Bishop-Elect Greg Bennet will be ordained the 10th Bishop of Sale on December 8 at the city's St Mary’s Cathedral, the diocese announced yesterday.
A prayer campaign against a public “black mass” in Queensland went international, with dozens of extra Masses, Eucharistic Adoration, prayer vigils and a novena to St Michael the Archangel gaining massive support. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Religious sisters in Poland have accused the country’s mass-circulation newspaper of discrimination after it alleged that they were mainly relegated to “cooking, cleaning and collecting post” for priests. Source: The Tablet.