Asylum-seekers who have been sent to offshore processing centres can keep pursuing legal action against the Commonwealth in the Federal Court, the High Court ruled yesterday. Source: The Australian.
Catholic Schools NSW has welcomed moves by the Berejiklian Government to strengthen mental health training for teachers. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
The approval decades ago of a Zairean rite of the Roman Missal demonstrated that it is also possible to develop a rite for the Amazon region, Pope Francis writes in a preface to a new book. Source: Crux.
The former parish priest of Port Arthur has criticised the decision to make a film detailing the events that led to the 1996 massacre. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Catholic girls secondary school St Aloysius College in North Melbourne will enrol boys from 2023 for the first time in its 130-year history. Source: Herald Sun.
In a video message for his December prayer intention, Pope Francis speaks of the power of prayer to “change reality and our hearts”. Source: Vatican News.
Today has a couple of interesting resonances for this blind Jesuit – it is the feast day of St Francis Xavier and is also the International Day of Persons with a Disability, writes Fr Justin Glyn SJ. Source: Eureka Street.
Lismore Diocese has entered a new partnership with a United States university to provide people within the diocese access to quality online faith formation courses and learning opportunities.
The first assembly of the Plenary Council will take place with a combination of online and face-to-face participation as uncertainty remains over restrictions on travel and gatherings. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
COVID-19 has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down the biblical town at the height of holiday season. Source: Crux.
Australian religious and political leaders have supported an open letter from 15 Pacific leaders to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, asking him to take climate action ahead of a United Nations summit next week. Source: Edmund Rice Centre.
Cardinal George Pell has spoken of his surprise at the apparent extent of “criminality” involved in recent Vatican financial scandals. Source: CNA.
Guaranteeing justice for all men and women is not possible while a few people control most of the world’s wealth and everyone else’s right to a dignified life is disregarded, Pope Francis said on Monday. Source: CNS.
There will be plenty of room at a Brisbane safe house this Christmas after it successfully transitioned its last live-in mother into secure accommodation. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Pope Francis has told the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople that he is confident that Catholics and Orthodox Christians will attain full communion. Source: CNA.
New analysis released yesterday revealed that while rental prices have fallen in many cities, rent is still unaffordable for low-income earners in every capital city. Source: News.com.au.
A prominent supporter of Broome Bishop Christopher Saunders has demanded Western Australia Police “put up or shut up” in relation to its investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. Source: ABC News.
New South Wales Labor has joined forces with religious leaders in the outcry of inconsistent restrictions placed on religious observances. Source: The Catholic Weekly.