The Vatican and the Chinese government will extend an agreement signed in 2018 regarding the appointment of bishops. Source: CNS.
Sydney parishioners are being invited to participate in a prayer campaign for the success of a new evangelisation mission plan in the Sydney Archdiocese. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
A laicised priest who had been the spiritual director to six people who said they experienced visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje has been excommunicated. Source: CNA.
Catholic Health Australia has joined other sector representatives in responding positively to proposed recommendations to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety to revive the aged care sector. Source: Aged Care Guide.
The Morrison Government has allocated $10.6 million to tackle modern slavery, with forced marriage and sexual exploitation the areas of most concern. Source: Sunday Herald Sun.
Pope Francis has named 13 new cardinals including the Archbishop of Washington, Wilton Gregory, who will become the first African-American to hold that title in the Church. Source: The Tablet.
Victoria Police says it has received information about money transferred from the Vatican to Australia but will not be investigating further as there was no evidence of suspicious activity. Source: ABC News.
Townsville Bishop Tim Harris has criticised Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk for “playing with people's emotions”, after she promised to rush through euthanasia laws if Labor wins Saturday’s Queensland election. Source: The Catholic Leader.
South Australia’s Attorney-General has called for calm over the abortion debate as the battle for the conscience vote of local MPs starts to intensify. Source: Sunday Mail.
Forced marriage and slavery-like practices are going unchecked because social services and other frontline workers do not recognise this form of human trafficking, according to a Flinders University criminologist. Source: The Southern Cross.
Being indifferent to or hating others is to deny the existence of God’s presence in one’s neighbour, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis has come out in support of civil partnerships for LGBT Catholics in a new documentary, marking the first time he has publicly supported such unions since becoming pope. Source: The Tablet.
Jesuits in central Vietnam are responding to a flood crisis, where 84 people are confirmed dead and another 34 are missing, following the country’s third typhoon in a month. Source: Jesuit Mission.
A new company is to assume the governance and operation of Catholic schools in Melbourne Archdiocese, Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli has announced. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Corpus Christi is a conundrum. Nominated for an Oscar for best international film, it takes Christian faith seriously, but its often-cynical portrayal of the priesthood and the faithful may disturb. Source: CNS.
Registrations are open for the National Catholic Education Commission’s Faith in the Future Virtual Symposium, to be held Friday, October 30.
CathNews will not be published tomorrow, October 23, due to the public holiday in Victoria.
Groups of 300 people will be able to gather in New South Wales churches, temples and mosques this weekend, in further eased COVID-19 restrictions in the state. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.