Francis is more aware than anyone that he is like one rowing a boat in shark-infested waters and must navigate carefully and with great skill, writes Robert Mickens in NCR Online.
We hear a lot about Canon Law, but what does it actually mean?
Fr William Bichsel was given six months to live in 2009 because of his failing heart. Not only did he prove doctors wrong, he continued his 40 years-plus crusade against what he called "ongoing, unabated works of war" and "forces of militarism."
Amid the filth of Cairo’s worst slums, a middle-class "lady in white" feels called by God to protect the children who must sort rubbish to stay alive. Today, her organisation has helped more than 30,000 children, writes The Catholic Herald.
The Vatican has long opposed nuclear weapons, but Pope Francis is making the cause one of the top diplomatic priorities of his two-year-old papacy, reports Time magazine.
Brenda Niall's Mannix is the most wise, shrewd and elegant biography yet produced of this complex and beguiling man. Niall's prose strengthens the candour of this fine book, writes Michael McGirr for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Female CEOs to spend night out in Vinnies sleepout, Brisbane prayers for autism, the Council of Cardinals examines bishops' accountability, and a Nigerian cathedral collapses.
Far removed from the traditional route in Spain, a priest in Geraldton, Western Australia will lead a two-day spiritual walk in the region's first organised pilgrimage. Fr Robert Cross from St Francis Xavier Cathedral explains his mission, reports the ABC.
Luke 24:13-49 Now that same day, two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.
Easter gave way to Divine Mercy Sunday, as the Pope announced the new Jubilee year, called the Armenian "genocide" genocide, Turkey responded, and Nigerians prayed for girls kidnapped one year ago by Boko Haram.
On Salt + Light TV's Perspectives, the Catholic University of America hosts a panel on Fulton Sheen and the Vatican introduces a website to fight human trafficking.
What are some fundamental principles we are asked to live out apposite our relationship to other faiths, irrespective our particular faith, asks Ron Rolheiser.
Since its beginning 15 years ago, the Minneapolis-based beer company Finnegans Beer has centred its business model on the common good, contributing 100% of its profits to alleviate hunger, reports the Catholic News Service.
France yesterday stood by its choice to send a gay diplomat to the Vatican despite three months of silence from the Holy See over the appointment, reports AFP in Yahoo7.
Turkey’s Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, has accused the Pope of being part of an “evil front” plotting against his country, reports The Catholic Herald.
The Catholic Commission for Employment Relations was established to provide leadership through service to Catholic employers.
This American action thriller tells the story of a former Special Forces soldier, whose past as a hit-man comes home to haunt him. It's based loosely on the novel, The Prone Gunman, written by Jean-Patrick Manchette in 1981.
Even after becoming the toast of the sports world, golfer Jordan Spieth, a 21-year-old Dallas Jesuit graduate, remained humble as he worked the crowds at Augusta, handled the media, and bantered after his historic win, reports the Catholic News Service.
A Pakistani Christian boy has died after being set on fire by a group of young Muslims after they discovered he was a Christian, according to a charity dedicated to supporting Pakistani Christians, reports The Catholic Herald.