Fr Chris Riley's Youth Off The Steets is a respected community organisation working for young people who are homeless, drug dependent and recovering from abuse.
The Australian Catholic Cursillo Movement’s biennial National Encounter, titled The Joy of the Pilgrim Heart, will be held at the Greenhills Conference Centre, Canberra, from October 16-18.
The former Bishop of Ballarat, Ronald Mulkearns, has told a Geelong court he remembers a former priest who is facing indecent assault charges "misbehaving" in a "sexual way," reports the ABC.
Dr Patrizio Polisca is leaving his post as Director of Vatican Health Services and will no longer be the personal physician of Pope Francis but he will continue as Benedict's doctor, reports Vatican Insider.
The Archishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP, was officially invested with the Pallium at St Mary's Cathedral on the weekend, reports Sydney Catholic.
Benedictine leaders are stepping up pressure on Israeli officials for greater protection of Christian sites as they wait for an arrest over the attack on Benedictine Church of the Multiplication in Tabgha in June, reports The Catholic Herald.
The premature sexualisation of children in their early teens presents a huge challenge for society in general and for the Church in particular, writes William Oddie in The Catholic Herald.
US Presidential candidates have begun speaking about poverty, and what they will do about it, in three-minute videos requested by a coalition of more than 100 faith groups which includes the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, reports The Tablet.
Eugenio Alphandery is director of the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, originally founded by Dominican friars in the 13th century. Here he tells The Florentine about his trade secrets.
Church leaders in Pakistan say a court acquitting a Christian man accused of blasphemy vindicates their stand that the laws are often misused to pursue personal vendettas against Christians, reports Ucanews.
The Truth, Justice and Healing Council has attacked Victoria Police’s exaggeration of suicide deaths due to clergy abuse, but also warned the Church against believing that police are waging a vendetta, reports The Australian.
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The Church has left Antarctica after 57 years because the number of people attending services at the Chapel of the Snows at McMurdo Station has declined to the point that there is no longer a need for a priest, reports The Catholic Herald.
Francis' message goes well beyond mere tolerance, which makes us nervous in the developed world. This Pope is not ideological or partisan. He is radical in the most essential sense - going to the root of things, writes NCR in an editorial.
The Boy Scouts of America has ended its national ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees while allowing local religious units to continue to exclude gay adults, a decision cautiously welcomed by the US National Catholic Committee on Scouting.
The prospect of a breakthrough on same-sex marriage legislation before Christmas is dimming as conservative Liberals warn that a proposed push in the party room for a conscience vote would amount to waving through full marriage equality.
A far-right mayor in France has defended a Christmas crib in his city hall against a legal complaint by secularists, by arguing that it represented a French tradition rather than a religious display, reports The Tablet.
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The Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, told ABC TV’s Q&A program last night that Australia’s asylum seeker policies are a “moral failure” and an “international disgrace,” reports The Herald Sun.