Following a proposal made during the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis has restructured several dioceses in the Brazilian Amazon to better address the needs of local Catholics. Source: Crux.
Polarising “three-parent IVF” could soon be available for Australians under a new government proposal. However, many are challenging the scientific, ethical and social implications of the procedure. Source: Herald Sun.
Christians who preach the Gospel must see people who do not know Christ as children of God and not as non-believers worthy of hostility and contempt, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Religious leaders from a number of New Zealand’s faith traditions have written a joint letter to members of the country’s Parliament expressing their concerns about passing the End of Life Choice Bill. Source: Scoop NZ.
Melbourne Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli joined Anglican Archbishop Philip Freier in lighting a unity candle at a ceremony marking reconciliation and understanding between the two churches. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
It is common for members of the House of Representatives to join the Speaker in reciting the Lord’s Prayer each morning. This wasn’t always the case, writes Kevin Andrews. Source: Catholic Voice.
Australian delegates at the recent International Christian Maritime Association conference say the gathering helped strengthen their resolve to minister to people who make their living on the ocean. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Pope Francis has released a video message highlighting his prayer intention for November, which is that interreligious dialogue and peace may reign in the Middle East. Source: Vatican News.
More than 7000 Queensland teachers and support staff from 195 Catholic schools will today commence work bans after failing to negotiate with employers over workload and wage parity. Source: Brisbane Times.
Ten charities operating across Gippsland and Melbourne’s outer southeast have shared $108,560 in funding allocated by Catholic Diocese of Sale charitable fund Trinity Families.
Fees in Catholic schools across the Bathurst Diocese will not be increased in 2020 to offer relief to drought-affected families, Bathurst Bishop Michael McKenna announced yesterday.
Australians firmly believe that religious people are subjected to discrimination in this country. But all the same, we’d rather the godly kept their views to themselves, writes Annabel Crabb. Source: ABC News.
Broken Bay Diocese officially welcomed its new shepherd on Monday, as Bishop Anthony Randazzo was installed as the fourth Bishop of Broken Bay. Source: Broken Bay News.
In life, Christians face the choice of either being open to encountering God’s generosity or closed in on their own interests, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
A Mass and prayer vigil was held at London’s Vietnamese Catholic pastoral centre to remember the 39 people from Vietnam found dead in a truck container in an Essex car park last month. Source: The Tablet.
A cathedral in southwestern France was robbed of chalices and other religious items after a gang rammed open the door of the church with a specially-outfitted car. Source: CNA.
If the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference, we may be having an outbreak of indifference in the realm of institutional religion, writes Catholic News Service chief Greg Erlandson. Source: Echoes.
West Australian Liberal Opposition Leader Liza Harvey believes Parliament will reach a decision on euthanasia legislation before the end of the year. Source: The West Australian.