While all eyes look to Rome ahead of the canonisation of two quite different Popes next weekend, there are also two quite different Popes in residence in the Vatican, reports The Atlantic.
The priest who has guided the Vatican's sainthood process for Pope John Paul II has denied any personal involvement by the former Pontiff in his response to clergy sexual abuse and his handling of Fr Marcial Maciel Degollado, reports NCR Online.
The social action arm of the Philippines’ Catholic Bishops Conference has issued an urgent appeal for donations to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, reports Ucanews.
After nearly half a century, the Vatican has dropped its veto on the writings of a popular Italian priest, and his role in the Church is being re-evaluated, said the Archbishop of Florence according to the Catholic News Service.
Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, a priest of the Coptic Patriarchate of Alexandria, has been made second personal secretary to Pope Francis, reports the Catholic News Agency.
Less than 40 years after the death of Mao, some believe China is now poised to become not just the world's number one economy but also its most numerous Christian nation, reports The Telegraph/Ucanews.
While Pope Francis is popular among people around the world, he is facing opposition in the Roman Curia, according to a cardinal who is a close adviser, reports NCR Online.
We should question Christian organisations concerned only with bioethical or moral issues related to life, death and sexuality, without reference to equality, inclusion and a meaningful existence, writes Moira Byrne Garton.
A virtual tour of the Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus, allows a bird's eye view of all the major attractions: the churches, culture and history of Bethlehem.
Hannah Arendt was a significant thinker. She had written on the origins of totalitarianism and was appreciated as a philosopher. Jewish, she had escaped with her mother from Germany in the late 1930s to the US.
The Church has welcomed an overflow of parishioners into its four Wollongong churches as thousands gathered on Sunday to mark one of the most sacred days of the year, reports The Illawarra Mercury.
Seven pilgrims participating in a traditional sea procession on Good Friday were drowned and four others remain missing after a boat sank in Indonesia, reports Ucanews.
Religious groups have urged Pope Francis to back a campaign to encourage millions of people, organisations and investors to pull their money out of the fossil fuel industry, reports The Guardian Australia.
One year after Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's election as Pope Francis, his membership in the Jesuits is attracting many potential candidates to enter the priesthood as a Jesuit like never before, reports CBS News.
The Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson has asked South Australians to join him in praying for the passengers of flight MH370 and their families, and will lead a special Mass for the 239 passengers and crew, and their families, tomorrow.
Here's one for you. Who said the following? 'Here in the United States we turn our rivers and streams into sewers and dumping-grounds, we pollute the air, we destroy forests, and exterminate fishes, birds and mammals..,' asks Joan Chittister.
Child safety officers would be appointed in parishes across Perth under a proposal to eradicate sex abuse in the Catholic Church, reports PerthNow.
The Mary Aikenhead Ministries office is relocating to a new premises in Bondi Junction in Sydney's eastern suburbs.
The current federal Cabinet places more Catholic politicians in positions of power than ever before in Australian history, with almost half its 19 ministers of the faith, nearly double the proportion in the general public, reports the SMH.