Governments must deprive terrorists, and their supporters, of their passports. If that means a change in the law, so be it. The first casualty in this war will be some of our civil liberties – but that is the price we have to pay, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.
The president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Denis Hart, said he was “filled with horror at the barbarity of [Friday’s] events in Paris.”
The Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, has issued a statement condemning the attacks on his city, praising first responders, and urging unity in the wake of terror attacks, ahead of a special Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral last night.
We should not be surprised to hear a Pope speak and act in ways which makes us feel “uncomfortable.” The fact that we are surprised speaks volumes for the institutional persona the Church has cultivated, writes Francis Sullivan.
The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn recently launched its new website, where everyone is invited to encounter Jesus, Community and Mission.
A Chicago nun cooked her way to victory last week on a special volunteer edition of the US Food Network’s cooking competition Chopped, and said she would give her prizemoney to help feed the poor.
It’s not a stretch to suggest that Spotlight is the finest newspaper movie of its era, joining Citizen Kane and All the President’s Men in the pantheon of classics of the genre, reports The Washington Post.
The Premier of NSW, Mike Baird, and the French Consul-General in Sydney, Nicolas Croizer, will attend a special Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney this evening to remember the victims and those affected by the Paris attacks.
Pope Francis yesterday again strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Paris and calling any religious justification for such attacks “blasphemy.” Earlier he described the attacks as a “piece of the Third World War.”
Religious and political leaders in the Central African Republic have sought to assure the Vatican that Pope Francis will be safe during his 33-hour visit to the war wracked country later this month, reports The Tablet.
Sr Lauren felt called to religious life and, after hearing God propose to her via a song on YouTube, has chosen to live her life as a cloistered nun. A book of photos captures the joy of her life.
Pope Francis is exploring the possibility of visiting the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez, where a battle between drug cartels during the past four years has cost more than 10,000 lives.
Jesuits have long played an important role in science-fiction stories. For decades, some of speculative fiction’s highest awards have rained down on stories of science and faith, and many of the most famous star the Catholic Church.
Where is the Papal rebuke for Mr Putin or the King of Saudi Arabia, or the regime in Qatar, or Mr Assad, asks Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.
This comedy has many moods, some funny, some serious, many somewhere in between. With the title, the honey is not necessarily a sweetener. Which means a mixed response.
Two Italian journalists who published confidential Vatican financial information could be prosecuted by Church authorities, a Vatican spokesman said on Wednesday, reports AP in Crux.
Catholic Mission has launched its Life-Giving Gifts catalogue, featuring over 20 gifts that will provide vital support to children, communities and Church leaders across the globe.
Some gay Catholics believe former Vatican priest Krzysztof Charamsa’s “theatrical” coming out may have done their cause more harm than good, by emboldening Church conservatives, reports The Washington Post.