Pope Francis: Learning how to pray IMAGE Church

Pope Francis: Learning how to pray

December 07, 2018 Alexander Foster

This week, Pope Francis used his weekly general audience to deliver a message of prayer.

Pilgrims march to demand action on climate change IMAGE Church

Pilgrims march to demand action on climate change

December 07, 2018 Todd Dagwell

A group of pilgrims from all over the world is preparing to enter the city of Katowice, Poland, to bring climate disruption to the attention of world leaders meeting for the 24th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).

Religious freedom vote delayed until next year IMAGE Church

Religious freedom vote delayed until next year

December 06, 2018 Todd Dagwell

The impasse over changes to laws that will impact on religious freedom will continue into next year after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten rejected Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s offer of a conscience vote to settle the issue before Christmas.

Australia must make combating climate change a priority IMAGE Church

Australia must make combating climate change a priority

December 06, 2018 Caritas Australia

Caritas Australia, the international aid and development agency of the Catholic Church, has today urged the Federal Government to make climate change a priority through domestic emissions policies and international leadership.

Pope Francis encourages joyful expectancy in Advent IMAGE Church

Pope Francis encourages joyful expectancy in Advent

December 05, 2018 Brooke Robinson

Pope Francis has encouraged Christians to make the most of the season of Advent, and to experience it as a time of “consoling novelty and joyous waiting”.

Call for more women to be given a voice at Plenary Council 2020 IMAGE Church

Call for more women to be given a voice at Plenary Council 2020

November 29, 2018 Todd Dagwell

The Australian Plenary Council 2020 must allow lay people, particularly women, a “proper place at the table” when new laws are considered, says Catholic Social Services Australia, CEO, Frank Brennan SJ, in a Eureka Street report.

Newspoll: majority of Australians support stronger religious freedom laws IMAGE Church

Newspoll: majority of Australians support stronger religious freedom laws

November 29, 2018 Todd Dagwell

A majority of Australians would support laws designed to prevent individuals, schools and companies from being discriminated against because of their religious beliefs, according to a new poll published by The Australian.

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference defends protections for religious schools IMAGE Church

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference defends protections for religious schools

November 29, 2018 Todd Dagwell

Australian Catholic bishops have called on the Federal Government to uphold protections for religious schools in the Sex Discrimination Act after the Opposition declared exemptions should be repealed.