I've often wondered what happened to those priests I met right after the Second Vatican Council. Recently, I found out where many of them had been when I bumped into dozens of them in Chicago, writes Jeannine Gramick in NCR.
Christianity is still widely represented across the Middle East, making up around five percent of the population and for those wanting to visit, there are still many stunning churches around the region. Here is a selection.
Edward Daly, who as the bishop of Londonderry argued relentlessly for peace during an era of sectarian violence, became famous for his heroic "white handkerchief" defence of protesters on Bloody Sunday during The Troubles.
Christ the Redeemer, or Cristo Redentor, is perhaps the most recognisable Christian image in Latin America. But the iconic landmark hides as much as it reveals about the diverse religious life of Brazilians, reports The Washington Post.
Unless you are already a full saint or a mystic, you will always live in some fear of death and the afterlife. That’s simply part of being human. But we can, and must, move beyond our fear of God, writes Ron Rolheiser.
Edith Stein was born Jewish but after reading the life of St Teresa of Avila, she was received into the Church. St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, as she became known, died in Auschwitz. Rome Reports has the story.
Matthew 19:3-12 Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying: "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?”
Indigenous Catholic Bon Gerard Timaepatua, from the Tiwi Islands north of Darwin, recently spent three weeks on pilgrimage with a group of young people in Poland. He had never heard the word mercy until World Youth Day, reports The Catholic Leader.
Although Paul VI and Francis represent different personality types, the parallels in their papacies are striking - including how their moderate approach often leaves activists on both sides of debates unhappy, writes John Allen in Crux.
St Jude’s Parish Primary School on Melbourne's urban fringe is growing the next generation of eco-warriors as the entire school unites to do its bit for the environment, reports EducationHQ Australia.
Has there been a single substantial, positive depiction of Catholic faith or identity in a major Hollywood non-horror film in the last 10 or 15 years, asks Steven Greydanus in Crux.
Philippine Catholic leaders say they are powerless to stop a growing number of extrajudicial killings that have come with President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, reports the Catholic News Service.
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence has been met with heated criticism after suggesting that a Trump administration may ban Christian and Jewish refugees fleeing from terrorism, reports the Catholic News Agency.
Jesuit Social Services has joined the calls to immediately bring people seeking asylum on Nauru to Australia in light of the leaked ‘Nauru files’ which allege countless cases of abuse, sexual assault, and self-harm of people in Australia’s care.
Almost half of Mass-going Australian Catholics give $10 or less to weekly parish collections, with the largest single group of givers – around 33 percent – giving between $5 and $10, reports The Catholic Weekly.
American Catholic gymnast Simone Biles, who carries a white rosary in her gym bag, has won her first gold medal of Rio 2016 and is hoping to add to her medal tally in the coming days of competition, reports The Catholic Herald.
Pope Francis invited 21 Syrian refugees to join him at the Vatican yesterday for a luncheon that was part reunion and part progress report, reports the Catholic News Service.
A nun who re-entered a convent in Melbourne after two decades working in the outside world, then spent most of her life there, has celebrated her 100th birthday, reports the ABC.
South African bishops have welcomed this week’s local election results, which were the worst in the history of the ruling African National Congress, as a sign of "growing maturity," The Tablet reports.