A gathering of Nobel Peace Prize laureates in Rome has been overshadowed by reports that Pope Francis refused to grant an audience to the Dalai Lama, the 1989 laureate, for fear of offending China, reports The New York Times.
The Church is not considering abandoning its requirement for priests to be celibate, despite a report by the Truth Justice and Healing Council which acknowledges that the policy may contribute to child sexual abuse, reports The Guardian.
The woman tasked with carrying out the Vatican’s three-year investigation into the health of Religious life in the US admitted she faced resistance and criticism from fellow sisters, reports The Tablet.
The Reverend Peter Comensoli became the third Bishop of Broken Bay during a Solemn Mass of Installation on Friday at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara, on Sydney's north shore.
A French court has stirred up a hornet's nest by ordering a regional government office to take down the Christmas crib it set up in its lobby as usual this Advent, reports The Tablet.
There is a great deal of talk about Pope Francis’s reported comments last week about animals being allowed into heaven, writes James Martin SJ in America. Although the reports were later found to be incorrect, the concept remains interesting.
Because Folies Bergere is so well acted, it might give the impression that it is deeper than it actually is.
The website of Australia's embassy at the Vatican contains practical information for Australians in Rome and for people wishing to come to Australia.
Thomas Peters was a handsome blogger known to millions as the American Papist. A freak accident left him fighting for his life – but his faith survived, reports Tim Stanley in The Catholic Herald.
The Truth Justice and Healing Council has today released a major report detailing its activities over the past two years, which documents the Council’s engagement with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.
Pope Francis will create new cardinals on February 14, following a two-day meeting of the world's cardinals that will discuss reform of the Vatican bureaucracy, among other issues, reports the Catholic News Service.
A new kind of ghetto has developed which needs the Church's presence and people's solidarity: the "digital slum" where cyberbullying and online pornography and abuse run rampant, reports the Catholic News Service.
The Rev Peter Comensoli will be installed as the third Bishop of Broken Bay at 11am this morning, at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral in Waitara, on Sydney's north shore.
Catholic priest Peter Doohan and Uniting Church reverend John Case are on an outback road trip this week, delivering pre-Christmas services to tiny towns in western Queensland, reports the ABC.
The Redemptorists are a religious congregation of priests and brothers who live in community for the sake of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, especially among people on the margins of society and Church.
Being a teacher is no ordinary profession because it provides children with life chances, Kim Beazley told an audience of teachers as he accepted an honorary degree at Notre Dame University, reports The West Australian.
Rosemarie Pace is Director of Pax Christi in Metropolitan New York. She sees peacemaking and Catholic social justice as inseparable, she tells Sr Camille D'Arienzo in this interview with NCR Online.
In Braga, Portugal, stands the church of Nossa Senhora do Leite, which translates as Our Lady of the Milk. The niche over the main door features a statue of the Holy Virgin breastfeeding the infant Jesus, writes Suzanna Fitzpatrick.