The official theme song of World Youth Day 2023 was released yesterday, exactly two years since Pope Francis announced Lisbon, Portugal, would be the host city. Source: Vatican News.
Catholic leaders in the United Kingdom have reiterated their opposition to the definition of assisted nutrition and hydration as medical treatment. Source: Crux.
The Australian Government has been ordered to pay compensation to asylum-seekers whose details were exposed in a massive data breach seven years ago. Source: SBS News.
Remembering the Holocaust and its victims is not only an act of solidarity but also serves as a warning to humanity that such horrors could happen again, Pope Francis said. Source: CNS.
The New South Wales Government will ease some restrictions on places of worship and religious gatherings from tomorrow in the wake of no COVID-19 community cases over the past 10 days. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
The Catholic bishops of Brazil have documented worsening conditions and alleged torture in the country’s prisons during the pandemic. Source: CNA.
A faith initiative is being piloted in a number of parishes across the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese to help young people explore life and faith in a fun and inspiring way. Source: Catholic Voice.
The St Vincent de Paul Society is providing more than 1000 students with back-to-school necessities thanks to a generous commitment from Amazon Australia.
A new protocol to be introduced next week provides a framework for Catholic entities across Australia to respond consistently to people raising concerns or allegations of child sexual abuse. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
For 60 years Palms Australia has been recruiting, preparing and sending Catholics to fill overseas professional placements in response to requests from international community partners.
The journey from desiring family life to consecrated life has been a long one for Sr Celine Marie Doodeman. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.
The Pontifical Academy for Life has called for international cooperation in setting up COVID-19 vaccine production sites around the world. Source: NCR Online.
Indian Jesuit Father Stan Swamy marked 100 days in prison with a letter highlighting the cases of people languishing in jail who begin their trials without knowing their criminal charges. Source: UCA News.
Churches in Denmark have condemned government-backed legislation requiring all sermons and homilies to be translated and published in Danish. Source: The Tablet.
Social media, alcohol and television are a few of the things that men across the world are sacrificing for Exodus 90, part of a Catholic spiritual exercise that extends Lent by 50 days. Source: Catholic Voice.
The Sisters of Saint Joseph are advocating for a National Voice for First Nations people to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution, as proposed in the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart.
A Catholic Aboriginal artist, activist, writer and educator has been named the 2021 Senior Australian of the Year in the annual Australian Day honours. Source: Canberra Times.
School’s already in for year 7 students at one Melbourne Catholic college, which is providing a "summer school" this week to help students get up to speed after extended remote learning in 2020. Source: Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools.