The Vatican has released its report into how former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was able to rise up the Catholic hierarchical structure, despite years of rumours of sexual impropriety. Source: CNS.
It is the many small memorials that scatter the Australian countryside that provide some insight into the effect of World War I on the social fabric of the nation, writes Lt Col Gavin Keating. Source: Catholic Voice.
Christians top the list for countries where they face either governmental or social hostility, according to a new report issued by the Pew Research Centre. Source: Crux.
Catholic Social Services Australia has told a Senate committee that plans to continue and extend the cashless debit card system are “stigmatising” and would disproportionately affect Indigenous Australians.
Unemployed Australians will have the temporary coronavirus supplement extended into next year at a reduced rate, the Morrison Government confirmed yesterday. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Proposed voluntary euthanasia laws passed through the upper house of Tasmania’s Parliament yesterday after a lengthy and emotional debate. Source: ABC News.
Bishop-Elect Greg Bennet will be ordained the 10th Bishop of Sale on December 8 at the city's St Mary’s Cathedral, the diocese announced yesterday.
A prayer campaign against a public “black mass” in Queensland went international, with dozens of extra Masses, Eucharistic Adoration, prayer vigils and a novena to St Michael the Archangel gaining massive support. Source: The Catholic Weekly.
Religious sisters in Poland have accused the country’s mass-circulation newspaper of discrimination after it alleged that they were mainly relegated to “cooking, cleaning and collecting post” for priests. Source: The Tablet.
Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims of Hurricane Eta, which deluged Central America, claimed at least 50 lives and caused widespread flooding and property damage. Source: CNS.
Australian media organisations and journalists went on trial yesterday on charges they breached a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell’s sexual abuse convictions in 2018 that have since been overturned. Source: Crux.
After decades of underinvestment, Victoria has the lowest proportion of social housing in Australia, with the number of households on the waiting list blowing out to more than 45,000 in June this year. Source: The Age.
As the South Australian Parliament debates a bill that would enable abortions up until full term provided two doctors consent, one mother has spoken of the pressure she received to abort her child. Source: The Southern Cross.
A push for a public inquiry into Tasmania’s euthanasia bill is gaining momentum, with balance of power independent Madeleine Ogilvie saying she will back the move. Source: The Australian.
Catholic Mission has launched its annual Christmas Appeal, focusing on the work of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia and supporting the education of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Campion College has forged a partnership with Catholic Education Tasmania to deliver a new program to train teachers in Catholic teaching while giving them on-site practical experience.
A 19-year-old Spanish martyr who gave his life while protecting the Eucharist was beatified on Saturday at a Mass in the Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona. Source: CNA.
A special court in India has further extended the judicial custody of an elderly Jesuit priest facing sedition charges. Source: UCA News.