The Pope's upcoming visit to the United States will be his most challenging because, in addition to a language barrier, he must cross the cultural barrier that comes from never having visited the country before, reports AP/Crux.
Imagine pushing the pedal on poverty by embarking on a cycle journey through hidden jungle temples, rice paddies, ancient ruins and bustling cities while empowering Cambodian communities to lift themselves out of poverty.
John Allen reflects on four themes that underpin the Pope's declaration allowing priests to absolve the sin of abortion and extending this to the Society of St Pius X.
The Society of St Pius X is an international priestly society of common life without vows, whose purpose is to train, support, and encourage holy priests so they may effectively spread the Catholic faith throughout the world.
Practising Catholics have a more liberal attitude to same-sex marriage than practising Protestants, according to a new poll in Britain, reports The Tablet.
The African Cardinal who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship believes the Church in Africa can bring about the renewal of the family across the globe, reports the Catholic News Agency.
A “Joke with the Pope” digital campaign has been launched in the US, encouraging people to “donate” a joke to support one of three causes ahead of Pope Francis’ historic US visit this month, reports the Religion News Service.
The Chief Rabbi of Great Britain Ephraim Mirvis will meet Pope Francis for a private audience in the Vatican this week, reports The Catholic Herald.
Pope Francis has told the faithful to clamber down from their lofty skyscrapers, reclaim public spaces and rejoin communities, reports the Religion News Service.
The Fraternity of St Pius X has expressed its gratitude to Pope Francis for his “fatherly gesture”, in a statement issued by its Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay, reports Vatican Insider.
Businessman Paul Durand-Ruel was an initially reluctant art dealer who gambled his career on French painter Claude Monet and played a crucial role in the rise of the Impressionism art movement, reports the Catholic News Service.
The Victorian government is scrapping religion classes in public schools from next year and replacing them with a program focussing on family violence prevention, the importance of diversity and global cultures, reports The Catholic Weekly.
Holding the Man is the story of a relationship between two boys which began when two senior students were studying at the Jesuit Xavier College in Melbourne. It is based on a widely-read Australian biography, now turned into a film directed by Neil Armfield.
When Oliver Sacks acted as consultant neurologist from 1971 for the New York Little Sisters of the Poor, he noted their dedication. “Their homes are about life – living the fullest, most meaningful life possible,” writes Francis Phillips.
This national peak body represents the League's seven member organisations and approximately 6200 women Australia-wide.
Pope Francis has asked the international community "to put a stop to the violence and oppression”after calling attention once again to the fate of persecuted Christians, especially in the Middle East, reports CNS in The Catholic Herald.
Francis spoke about about single mothers, supporting nuns and encouraging immigrants in a "virtual audience" with an American high school on a US television special on Monday, reports Crux.
Chinese Catholics in Hebei province have repeated an appeal for the release of underground, long-imprisoned Bishop James Su Zhimin of Baoding, reports Ucanews.
Pope Francis has announced all priests will be allowed to absolve the sin of abortion during the forthcoming Year of Mercy, reports The Tablet.