English priests invite others to sign a public letter; their Cardinal rebukes them for caucusing; Pope Francis insists participants in the Synod on the Family are free to express their opinions. What's going on, asks Andrew Hamilton SJ.
Josephite Sr Frances Flemming is chaplain at Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre in western Sydney, where she ministers to detainees aged 12 to 16 years. She considers her role as being a bit like grandma, reports Catholic Religious Australia.
Pope Francis has reportedly barred the nomination of a close aide of France's President Francois Hollande as new ambassador to the Vatican because he is gay, reports The Telegraph in England.
The Church set aside tens of millions of dollars to compensate sexual abuse victims years before it publicly acknowledged the extent of the problem and now has up to $150 million reserved to cover claims, reports The Sunday Age.
A century after the horrific sounds of war rang out on the Gallipoli peninsula, Australia has produced its first musical work for church services marking Anzac Day, reports The Canberra Times.
A Salesian youth centre in Istanbul, opened 20 years ago as a temporary response to the wave of refugees coming from Iraq, now cares for 300 children enrolled there, reports the Catholic News Service.
A new study has found that the US Catholic experience has fundamentally changed from being white and middle-class to immigrant and working-class, prompting tensions about how to respond to the shift, reports NCR Online.
The Vatican is beginning to wield its diplomatic influence to curb the violent fundamentalism being unleashed in the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia in the name of Islam, writes The Australian in an editorial.
A former El Salvador defence minister has been deported from the US after courts found he had participated in torture and killings by troops under his command, reports The New York Times.
The Sistine Chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere (Pontiff from 1471 to 1484) who had the old Cappella Magna restored between 1477 and 1480.
After the success of Les Intouchables, the directors waited some years for their next film. But here it is, Samba. And they have invited their star Omar Sy to come back and team with Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Asia Bibi, a Christian woman on death row in Pakistan, has asked Pope Francis to pray for her, reports The Tablet.
Renowned British author and theologian Father Timothy Radcliffe OP will arrive in Adelaide today for a three-week tour of South Australia’s Catholic community.
I had given talks and written articles about forgiving the man who murdered my sister and her husband, writes Jeanne Bishop. "But one person I had not told was him. Never once had I communicated my forgiveness to David Biro. I had waited all these years for him to apologise to me. But now I saw that I had to go first."
An Adelaide couple who have become foster carers through Centacare Catholic Family Services explain why they have opened up their home, and their hearts, to a young boy at risk.
John 20:19-31 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"
Manoel de Oliveira was clear: " I never say that I'm Catholic because to be Catholic is very difficult. I prefer to be thought of as a great sinner." The celebrated Portuguese film-maker has died, reports The Telegraph, London.
Cardinal Walter Kasper, already well-known throughout the English-speaking world, felt constrained until his recent retirement from publishing what he really thinks and his vision of the Church for the future. No more...
The Triduum of Easter was the focus of the Church at home and abroad this week, and there are a many inspiring and faith-affriming videos which attest to that.