The Archdiocese of Sydney last week hosted Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, as part of its celebrations for the Year of Consecrated Life.
The former Archbishop of Melbourne, Frank Little, sought to convince a woman who fell pregnant to a priest to have the baby adopted, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has heard.
The Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, and Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, Terry Brady, are among a group of Christian leaders who have implored politicians to “do the right thing” and release asylum-seeker children from detention before Christmas.
The assault on religious liberty in Australia is gaining pace with the focus in Tasmania where bishops now face formal action on the grounds that their defence of traditional marriage contravenes anti-discrimination law, writes Paul Kelly.
Pope Francis travelled to Uganda’s holiest shrine on Saturday, paying tribute to 19th-century Christian martyrs killed for their faith, including for protecting young boys in the royal court from abuse by the king, reports Reuters on Yahoo7.
Australians joined hundreds of thousands of people in at least 150 countries around the world in rallies yesterday to demand action on climate change on the eve of the opening of the UN conference in Paris.
Few animation houses strive for excellence, and this sequel seems happy to cater for the less scrupulous, younger viewers. Sure, its slapstick is occasionally funny, but parents may find themselves occasionally checking their watches.
If you have an artist with a worldwide fanbase and an ability to fill stadiums, then you want to make the most of his debut album. Hence the Vatican’s decision to release the first album by the Pope on Friday, reports The Guardian.
Pope Francis has urged the people of the Central African Republic to put down the weapons of war and work for justice, reports the Catholic News Service.
From Sunday until Christmas Day, Brigidine Sister Jane Keogh will be standing, sitting and walking in front of Parliament House in solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island and in Australia.
Sr Joan Chittister began her talk to the NCR 50th anniversary conference in typical style, with a quote from French philosopher Albert Camus, a quote from English poet John Dryden and joke about a duck who walks into an Irish pub.
Just days before the UN climate change summit in Paris, Pope Francis yesterday warned it would be “catastrophic” if global leaders taking part in the meeting fail to ratify significant reductions in the use of fossil fuels, reports Crux.
Historian Niall Ferguson notes the emptiness of shopping malls and entertainment culture. But he does not mention the chaotic state of family life brought about by confusing liberty with libertarianism, writes Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali.
New York City police are searching for whoever left a newborn baby, with umbilical cord still attached, in a Christmas manger in a church in Queens, reports AP in Crux.
The Virgin Mary is the “hope and solace of so many people including Muslims,” according to a US journalist who has written a major story about her appeal across diverse cultures.
This American comedy-drama has a star-studded cast and tells the tale of four generations of extended family members, who come together to celebrate Christmas.
A former Archbishop of Melbourne failed to act on complaints about a predator priest, described by the school principal as a “raving lunatic,” who carried a gun to school and made students kneel between his legs during confession.
Catholic organisations advocating to protect the world and its people from the impact of climate change said the terror attacks in Paris will not dissuade them from attending the UN summit on climate change to be held there from Monday.
A ban on protesters within 150 metres of abortion clinics has become law in Victoria after the Upper House voted overwhelmingly in favour of the bill, reports AAP on SkyNews.