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Pope Francis has decreed that the feast of Our Lady of Loreto be included in the Church’s universal calendar as an optional memorial to be celebrated on December 10. Source: Catholic Herald.
The Italian cardinal at the centre of the Catholic Church’s latest financial scandal has defended a $300 million property deal in London’s upmarket Chelsea as business as usual. Source: The Australian.
Wilcannia-Forbes Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE has released a video message to accompany the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s National Prayer Campaign for Drought. Source: Catholic Outlook.
New Catholic Health Australia chief executive Pat Garcia says the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is a vital piece of work that has already begun to drive much-needed reform.
A Catholic secondary school in Melbourne’s western suburbs has gained national recognition for its improved reading results after it revived the use of the school library. Source: The Age.
The Divine Word Missionaries and other culturally diverse congregations are sharing their experiences of interculturality as part of a Catholic Religious Australia initiative to support congregations in preparing for the future.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Saturday for the souls of the dead in Rome’s Catacombs of Priscilla, saying the place of a Christian is in the safety of the hands of God, whatever the outside circumstances might be. Source: CNA.
Proposed laws banning pro-life campaigners from protesting near abortion clinics in South Australia should be extended to all health services, the state’s Health Minister Stephen Wade says. Source: The Advertiser.
Military chaplains are called to educate the consciences of members of the armed forces so that even in war, the opposing side is not viewed merely as “an enemy to be destroyed”, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: Crux.
A Franciscan brother who teaches mathematics and physics in rural Kenya has been named Person of the Year in Africa by the United Nations in Kenya. Source: CNS.
A West Australian Liberal upper house MP has submitted 357 proposed amendments to the state’s euthanasia bill, which may delay a decision on the legislation by months or even years. Source: The West Australian.
More Catholic, Anglican and Baptist bodies have joined the National Redress Scheme, paving the way for payments and services to be provided to more child sexual abuse survivors. Source: 9news.com.au.
Jesuit and lawyer Fr Frank Brennan has warned that Western democracy is in a “precarious condition” and proposes three key changes to help strengthen trust in Australia’s system of government. Source: The Australian.
Once upon a time, a Minnesota teenager named Frances Gumm was taken on by the MGM film studios and transformed into Judy Garland, a star of stars. Judy tells the story of the last year of her life. Source: ACOFB.
Catholic school teachers and support staff across Queensland have voted to take industrial action, including strikes, next week. Source: The Courier-Mail.
An interim report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has found the nation’s aged care system tells a “shocking tale of neglect”. Source: ABC News.
New Caritas Australia chief executive officer Kirsty Robertson has spoken of a renewed urgency to help end extreme poverty in the world.