31,000 people contribute to Plenary Council IMAGE Church

31,000 people contribute to Plenary Council

December 19, 2018 Brooke Robinson

The Plenary Council 2020 received more than 2,000 submissions during November, matching the number of responses the process had received in the previous five months combined.

Looking for a gift that will make a difference? IMAGE Church

Looking for a gift that will make a difference?

December 19, 2018 Caritas Australia

All around the world, women - and babies - are dying during childbirth. This is because they do not have access to trained midwives and safe birthing conditions. In communities where safe motherhood initiatives have not been implemented, mothers and children are still at risk every day.

Fr Frank Brennan: religious freedom requires better protection at a Commonwealth level IMAGE Church

Fr Frank Brennan: religious freedom requires better protection at a Commonwealth level

December 18, 2018 Todd Dagwell

Since the same sex marriage plebiscite the challenge has been balancing the right to freedom of religion for religious educators with the right to non-discrimination for teachers and students. Fr Frank Brennan, a member of the Religious Freedom Review chaired by Philip Ruddock, offers a pragmatic solution below.

Catholic Church submits report to the National Office for Child Safety IMAGE Church

Catholic Church submits report to the National Office for Child Safety

December 18, 2018 Todd Dagwell

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have submitted a joint report to the National Office for Child Safety (NOCS) on the Catholic Church’s implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Pope Francis celebrates his 82nd birthday by hosting a party for sick children IMAGE Church

Pope Francis celebrates his 82nd birthday by hosting a party for sick children

December 17, 2018 Alexander Foster

Pope Francis held a party for sick children of Santa Marta Paediatric Dispensary 16 December ahead of his birthday 17 December.

Getting the Most out of Christmas as Catholics IMAGE Church

Getting the Most out of Christmas as Catholics

December 17, 2018 Brooke Robinson

Catholic Distance University webinar, held earlier this month, invited theologians to speak on what Catholics can do to make the most of Christmas. 

Pope Francis: world leaders must protect human dignity IMAGE Church

Pope Francis: world leaders must protect human dignity

December 14, 2018 Alexander Foster

Governments must “guide the efforts of global diplomacy to secure peace in our world and to promote the integral development of each individual and all peoples,” Pope Francis said at a recent meeting with new, non-resident ambassadors to the Vatican.

Law Council of Australia: freedom of religion must be balanced with freedom from discrimination IMAGE Church

Law Council of Australia: freedom of religion must be balanced with freedom from discrimination

December 13, 2018 Todd Dagwell

Following the release of the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review, the Law Council of Australia has urged the Federal Government not to rush the introduction of a new bill until it effectively balances the competing rights of freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination.