Cardinal George Pell is set to return to Rome tomorrow, his first time back in the city since 2017 when he took a leave of absence from his role at the Vatican to face charges in Australia. Source: CNA.
A CatholicCare Tasmania project is helping people with migrant or asylum-seeker backgrounds to develop micro-businesses. Source: ABC News.
The Christian life requires concrete commitments and spiritual combat in order to grow in holiness, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.
US President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a Chicago-based judge and a Catholic mother of seven, to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Source: CNS.
The University of Notre Dame Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding with St Mary’s University in London, which will provide joint opportunities for both staff and students. Source: Mirage News.
Australia’s economy is in trouble and will need more than economic first aid through measures like JobKeeper to get us back on track to recovery, writes Catholic Social Services Australia’s Joe Zabar. Source: Eureka Street.
Worshippers will, from late November, notice a slight change to the words the priest prays just before the Liturgy of the Word, with the amendment supporting a more faithful understanding of the Trinity. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The brutal killing of another Filipino rights activist is fresh in the mind of Sr Patricia Fox, spurring the 73-year-old Australian Sister of Our Lady of Sion to keep campaigning against oppression in the Philippines. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Victoria’s bishops have written an open letter to Premier Daniel Andrews raising concerns of unfairness in COVID-19 restrictions to people of faith. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
Commentary on the pandemic that suggests some lives are worth more than others is troubling, write St Vincent’s Health Australia’s Toby Hall and Dr Daniel Fleming. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Four Kids and It, a variation on E. Nesbitt’s famous book, is a film for a younger audience despite having some star-quality cameos for adults. Source: ACOFB.
A United States nun who stood toe-to-toe with President Donald Trump over the Mexico-US border policy last year has been named among TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people. Source: The Catholic Leader.
Locals will support locals doing it tough as part of the NSW Vinnies Community Sleepout taking place next month.
A Sydney Catholic School principal who says he loves making a difference in young people's lives has been honoured with an award for educational leaders.
Laura Hants always knew she wanted to study nursing, but she had no idea this would also lead to a strong involvement in campus ministry and sharing her faith with others. Source: ACU.
The Bishop Delegate for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees has encouraged Catholics to see in the Scriptures and in Pope Francis’ example the Christian imperative to care for those “on the move”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
The Catholic Church is a world leader in protecting children and providing assistance to victims, according to Teresa Kettelkamp, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Source: Vatican News.
Pope Francis has accepted Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s resignation as prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes and his renunciation of the rights associated with being a cardinal. Source: CNS.