Cardinal Maradiaga

The economy is a human creation, not a god, so humans have the responsibility to manage the economy in a way that benefits the most people, Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga has said, reports The Catholic Herald.

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New measures approved

The National Catholic Education Commission, and NSW Catholic Education, have welcomed the federal government's Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG), and its report on Friday.

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Notre Dame University

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Contemplation

On this webpage, you'll find a special series of reflections from the Columbans built around the theme of "The Grace of Forests."

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African affirmation

The enslavement and trafficking of people is against God’s plan for human freedom and against human dignity. It is a theft of that freedom and defilement of that dignity, said the Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, at St Mary's Cathedral this week.

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Resistance heroine

One of the many Belgian Catholics who worked against the Nazis in the Low Countries, José de la Barre d’Erquelinnes was a heroine of the Resistance. Here, The Telegraph in London remembers her life.

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Headed government review

ACU Vice-Chancellor, Greg Craven, who headed the national review of teaching degrees, was alarmed to discover that some courses do not guarantee any practical training before graduates start working, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Church attendance down

As church attendance dwindles in Germany, questions are being asked about the controversial State-imposed church tax, and whether it's time for the country's bishops to address concerns around it, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Benedict and Ganswein

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has never doubted or regretted his decision to resign, knowing it was the right thing to do for the good of the Church, said Archbishop Georg Ganswein, personal secretary to the retired pope, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Reform talks continuing

The idea of consolidating several offices in the Curia into two large groups - one for family, laity and life, and the other for justice and peace, migrants and charity - seems to be taking form, reports the Catholic News Service.

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Children essential

Nearly one month after suggesting Catholics might have a moral obligation to limit the number of their children, Pope Francis has said that families choosing not to have kids are being selfish, reports NCR Online.

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Institute of the Sisters of Mercy APNG

The Sisters of Mercy first came to Australia in 1846 and to Papua New Guinea in 1956.

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Findings against principal

The Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse has found that a Toowoomba Catholic primary school principal failed to report serious child sex abuse allegations against one of his staff members to police, reports The Toowoomba Chronicle.

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Archbishop Palmer Buckle

A key African participant in October’s Synod of Bishops on the family says he’s open to allowing divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion, belying impressions of a uniformly hostile African stance toward change, reports Crux.

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Yazidi visits Iraqi temple

The plight of Middle-Eastern Christians has been in the news lately, but Gerard Russell’s new book indicates that it is not just Christianity at risk from the forces of ISIS. Francis Phillips looks at his book inThe Catholic Herald.

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The call of Lent

13-Feb-2015
Call to be true

Lent begins on Wednesday. In this Lenten reflection, Sr Eileen Lenihan rsj reminds us that the period leading up to Easter calls for us to be our true selves.

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Notre Dame University

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'Be made clean'

13-Feb-2015
Jesus heals the leper 2

Jesus continues his ministry in the lead-up to the beginning of Lent, and finds there is both need and faith on his travels.

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Francis and child CNS

In this week's  YouTube digest, available on CathNews on YouTube, a round-up of videos from around the world. 

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Change of heart

New Victorian primary school, Pope assassination rumour discounted, English diocese fights school transport bias, why altar girl changed her mind.

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Mass on Demand

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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