Observers could be forgiven for thinking that German Catholicism is uniformly liberal. But a closer look shows that the Rhine’s waters are far from the fast-running liberal current that they appear to outsiders, writes Anian Christoph Wimmer.
The Holy See has reported A$1.47 billion in net assets never identified before, under new procedures that are in line with international accounting standards, reports The Catholic Herald.
The Catholic Adult Education Centre is an agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. Its aim is to help adult Catholics grow in the understanding of their faith so as to integrate faith and life and be more effective in evangelisation.
Sister Angélique Namaika, recipient of the 2013 Nansen Refugee Award – UNHCR’s highest human rights prize – is visiting Australia as a guest of Australia for UNHCR and will give a briefing in Sydney next month.
A Bible publisher based in Illinois has won its lawsuit against the US federal contraception mandate, with a final ruling delivered last week, reports the Catholic News Agency.
More than 600 people gathered on Sunday to sing, pray, and celebrate their faith at St Mary MacKillop Catholic Parish’s first Sunday Mass at Oran Park west of Sydney.
Australia is ready for new laws to hold institutions criminally responsible for child sexual abuse, according to a report prepared for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, reports AAP/Yahoo7.
A year after a war that turned daily life into a nightmare, a priest in Gaza has said the situation in the besieged Palestinian territory has deteriorated even further, reports The Catholic Herald.
Priests and nuns south of Manila have joined people's resistance against a mining project that threatens what has been dubbed the "world's centre of the centre of biodiversity," reports Ucanews.
Six priests have vanished without trace since the Syrian conflict erupted. Many fear the worst for them, but we must never give up hope that they will be found, writes Ed West in The Catholic Herald.
The Vatican’s financial chief, Cardinal George Pell, has taken the unusual step of criticising Pope Francis’ environmental Encyclical, arguing the Church has “no particular expertise in science,” reports the Religion News Service.
A priest has been found guilty of common assault and is now on leave after he smacked a child in church. But the boy's parents were aghast when a parish notice said the case had been dismissed, reports The Sun-Herald.
A Catholic-inspired magazine that was once a leader in publishing opinions in Church discussions will close by the end of the year, the latest in the demise of Catholic magazines in the past decade, reports the Catholic News Agency.
The academic closed shop old-fashioned liberals deplored in the 1960s is now being revived by progressive Catholics at US universities where Catholic intellectual life is being crippled or reduced to incoherence, writes George Weigel.
The Archdiocese for the US Military Services is to hold discernment event in Washington for priests to recruit more chaplains to minister to Catholic military families.
Campion College is Australia's only liberal arts tertiary college, offering a higher education in the Catholic tradition. The current Academic Dean is Dr Susanna Rizzo.
A memorial to an Irish priest who helped to rescue more than 6,500 people from the Nazis has been unveiled in Killarney, Ireland, reports Ireland Calling.
Fides is the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies, and has been operating since 1927.