St John Henry Newman’s insights into the function and meaning of conscience “could not be more timely” given widespread moral confusion in the Western world, said Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. Source: Crux.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Domenico Giani, head of the Vatican police, nearly two weeks after an internal security notice was leaked to the Italian press. Source: CNS.
A British court ruled has ruled that it is in the best interest of a pregnant woman with severe learning disabilities to have an abortion. Source: CNA.
A campaign to urge West Australian upper house members to rethink the state’s draft euthanasia legislation was launched yesterday, with former federal MP Tim Hammond warning the bill could lead to wrongful deaths. Source: WA Today.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison promoted the power of prayer in a further demonstration he is perhaps the most religiously motivated prime minister of the modern era. Source: News.com.au.
During Anti-Poverty Week this week, the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council is highlighting case studies that demonstrate the extent and severity of hardship faced by people living on Newstart.
An Alice Springs church has installed a new sanctuary window that celebrates the blending of Catholic and Indigenous beliefs and to pay homage to its many Aboriginal parishioners. Source: ABC News.
Reconciliation with creation is the critical relationship confronting humanity, says Sr Patricia Powell RSM from the Rahamim Ecology Centre in the New South Wales of Bathurst. Source: The Southern Cross.
Universities should prioritise the teaching of Australian culture and history in the face of growing internationalisation of the higher education sector, Australian Catholic University's Greg Craven says. Source: The Australian.
A veteran West Australian Labor MP has blasted her own side over the handling of the euthanasia bill, accusing Premier Mark McGowan of treating backbenchers “with contempt”. Source: The West Australian.
One in five Australians went hungry once over the past year, according to a new survey that also finds demand for food bank services has increased by more than 20 per cent across Australia in 12 months. Source: The Guardian.
Family and friends of Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge say his record in running a marathon under two hours might have something to do with his deep Catholic faith. Source: CNA.
As Pope Francis named English Cardinal John Henry Newman a saint yesterday, he told Catholics that the goal of life is a transforming encounter with Jesus. Source: Catholic Herald.
Catholics should admit their crimes against nature in confession, according to one prelate at the Vatican’s ongoing summit for the Amazon region. Source: Crux.
The Australian National Association of Deacons gathered in Fremantle for its fifth biennial conference, under the theme ‘The Father and I are one’. Source: The eRecord.
Attorney-General Christian Porter says he is convinced about the “achievability” of passing a religious discrimination bill, despite widespread criticism from church and community groups. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
A City of Melbourne councillor has proposed a motion that the council write to all the Catholic churches in the city, asking if they will abide by Victoria’s new mandatory reporting law. Source: The Age.