Women Religious and prominent Catholic theologians are among diverse faith leaders who have signed a joint letter asking Mr Gautam Adani to abandon his proposed new coal mine in North Queensland and invest in renewable energy instead.
In April of 2008, Pope Benedict XVI issued a challenge to Catholic educators to put the Catholic identity ahead of other matters. Now, ten-years later, not everyone has embraced his vision for the future, 28 higher education programs recognised by the Cardinal Newman Society from their strength in Catholic identity were featured in the 2018-19 edition of The Newman Guide.
After five years, Pope Francis continues to surprise. Amongst other notable aspects of his latest Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete Et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, women – saints, writers, witnesses, theologians, known and unknown ‒ are referenced frequently. It could be said that different readers look for different features – but when one belongs to a group that has frequently been marginalised, that’s entirely understandable.
“Every offense or wound or violence against the body of our neighbour is an outrage to God the Creator,” Pope Francis said earlier this week.
Pope Francis has given his approval for the Catholic Church to hold the first Plenary Council – the most significant national gathering that can be held – in Australia in more than 80 years.