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Investigation of 'suspicious fire' at Australian cathedral underway

A fire that burned some of the sacristy and part of the roof of St. Carthage’s Cathedral in Lismore, Australia... Read more

Sydney archbishop urges implementation of modern slavery law in NSW

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney on Wednesday called the New South Wales government a “disgrace” for failing to enact anti-slavery... Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney at a Vatican press conference Oct. 5.

Archbishop: NSW abortion legalization ‘a defeat for humanity’

The archbishop of Sydney lamented a controversial new law decriminalizing abortion in New South Wales, and stressed that the Church... Read more

Effort to pass abortion bill in NSW could push government into minority

As the Australian state of New South Wales considers a bill to decriminalize abortion, two members of parliament from the... Read more

Pro-life rally opposing NSW abortion bill.

New South Wales parliament delays final abortion bill vote

A final vote on a bill to decriminalize abortion in the Australian state of New South Wales has been delayed... Read more

A pro life demonstrator holds a sign as she rallies outside NSW Parliament Aug. 6, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Archbishop Fisher 'deeply saddened' by advancement of NSW abortion bill

The Archbishop of Sydney has expressed his disappointment at the passage by the lower house of the New South Welsh... Read more

Bill to legalize abortion delayed after pushback in New South Wales

A bill that would decriminalize abortion in the Australian state of New South Wales has been delayed at least a... Read more

Australian state hesitates to require priests to break seal of confession

The Australian state of Victoria has said a recommendation by the royal commission that it pass a law requiring priests... Read more

Australian priests 'willing to go to jail' rather than break confessional seal

As Australian states and territories pass and consider laws requiring priests to break the seal of confession to report cases... Read more

Fr. Columba Macbeth-Green, O.S.P.P.E., who was appointed Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes April 12.

Pauline monk appointed bishop of rural Australian diocese

Pope Francis appointed Saturday Fr. Columba Macbeth-Green, a Pauline Father, as Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes, a rural diocese in the Australian... Read more