Pope Francis has accepted a proposal to set up a special commission on the sexual abuse of children, which will advise him on ways to prevent abuse and provide pastoral care for victims and their families, reports the Catholic News Service.
How I Live Now is based on a novel by Meg Rosoff. It is a story about teenagers and is geared to the teenage, young adult niche audience.
Many lay Catholics taking part in the Vatican’s survey will have struggled with the questions concerning natural law and sex and relationships. Here, a theologian explains Aquinas’ thinking and dismisses some myths in the process.
In the beginning, Monica Oliver figured with her college education and her US upbringing, she'd help transform a poor community. But looking back, the Peace Corps volunteer living in Mali knows it was the community that transformed her.
Pope Francis and his Secretary of State have held talks in Rome with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, furthering plans for a papal visit to the Holy Land next spring.
The work of the eight-cardinal group advising Pope Francis on reforming the church's central bureaucracy is likely to go on for months, the Vatican said on Wednesday, reports NCR Online.
Pope Francis is a Marxist and it is hypocritical of the Catholic Church to criticise capitalism when this is where it gets its funding from, according to conservative US radio talk show host and political commentator Rush Limbaugh, reports Ucanews.
The Catholic Travel Guide contains travel advice for pilgrimmages and tours, with a trip planner, web links and travel forum and blog.
China represents a major gap in the global operations of Caritas Internationalis, the social arm of the Catholic Church, where many could benefit from vital services, according to the group’s secretary-general, reports Ucanews.
About 1,000 Dutch Catholic churches – around two-thirds of the total in the country –will be shut by 2025, Cardinal Willem Eijk warned Pope Francis at an ad limina visit on Monday, reports The Tablet.
A growing number of films focusing on the lives of women religious are currently drawing viewer interest across the United States.
The Government’s decision to suspend the granting of new permanent protection visas for asylum seekers is 'a new low' in Australia’s treatment of these vulnerable people', says Edmund Rice Centre director, Phil Glendenning.
Eighteen years after Samunder Singh stabbed and murdered a Catholic nun in northern India, the former prisoner has been invited to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican, reports Ucanews.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has released a summary of its plenary meeting held in the last week of November at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney.
The Governor General has broken with convention by weighing in on controversial political issues, voicing support for gay marriage and an Australian republic. The comments have sparked debate, writes John Warhurst.
Mercy Sister Angela Mary Doyle’s work at Mater hospitals in Brisbane helped drive a million-dollar donation by a Gold Coast businessman, reports The Catholic Leader.
The Sisters of Charity were the first religious congregation for women to arrive in Australia. They are about to celebrate their 175th anniversary. Their homepage provides information on their history, work and spirituality.
Carrie was a surprise hit film of 1976, both at the box office and critically. It made a star out of Sissy Spacek and it was the first cinema adaptation of the Stephen King story.
The Mary MacKillop Foundation has announced the recipients of 12-month grants of up to $10,000 each for ‘small life changing projects’, supporting community-based initiatives across Australia.