Catholics will gather Down Under in hundreds of locales around their country May 13, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima.
However, polls reveal an uphill struggle for the Church, even among Catholics.
Some Australian bishops have offered different opinions about how broadly the seal applies, as the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse focuses attention on the matter.
The young woman, who evangelized among her fellow inmates after converting to Christianity in a North Korean prison camp, is one of the lucky few of the faithful to escape the religiously repressive regime.
Member of Parliament Rachel Carling-Jenkins takes fight to change one of the world’s laxest abortion laws.
Though many local Catholics don’t hold the Australian cardinal primarily responsible for the wrongdoing there, his recent video testimony from Rome has refocused attention on the archdiocese’s painful past.