The Rev Bruno Maggioni is making a name for himself in Italy, thanks to his wedding theatrics, singing and dancing his way through ceremonies in the Italian town of Limbiate, north of Milan, reports The Huffington Post.
The ten-part TV mini-series The Bible continues tomorrow night on Channel Nine.
While he's busy launching one revolution in Rome, overhauling entrenched ways of doing business in the Vatican, Pope Francis is about to step into the middle of another one in the streets of Brazil when he visits Rio today for WYD, writes John Allen.
The Pope has appointed Sydney's Bishop Julian Porteous to replace Tasmania's retiring Archbishop Adrian Doyle, reports the ABC.
A pedophile NSW Hunter Valley Catholic priest was retired for 'health' reasons, given a one-way plane ticket to England and paid an on-going 'food allowance', reports AAP on Ninemsn.
Pope Francis has brought in international experts to help him overhaul the Holy See. Urged on by the cardinals who elected him four months ago, Francis set up a commission on Friday to help him reform the Vatican's administration and finances, reports Reuters.
The Jesuit Post is a new website designed as a meeting place for Jesuits who want to blog and share ideas.
A group of young people from Australia spent the week before World Youth Day interacting with parishioners at St Jude Thaddeus Parish in Sao Paulo. 'The welcoming we have received here has been overwhelming,' Father Peter Zwaans of Adelaide told the Catholic News Service.
Only three rock bands had albums that sold more than one million last year — the Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and a hard-rock outfit from Wisconsin with far less name recognition: Skillet.
Many Catholics who identify themselves as either conservatives or progressives will be disappointed in Pope Francis, whose program and agenda fits none of the traditional moulds, a top German cardinal said, according to a CNS report in NCR.
A Vatican spokesman played down security concerns about Brazil's street protests and said he had 'total confidence in the capacity of the authorities to manage the situation' for the Pope's visit to Rio starting on Monday, reports NCR.
Port Pirie in South Australia was the final stop in a ride by Catholic education leaders across the Port Pirie diocese for childhood cancer fittingly dubbed the Tour de Diocese, reports The Recorder.
A pilgrim has walked 2,900 kilometres from his home in the north-east of Brazil to Rio for World Youth Day to evangelise his country. Fabio Mateus, a 32-year-old Catholic, made his decision four months ago, reports The Catholic Herald.
Blessed John Paul II rallied young Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI instructed them and Pope Francis is preparing to send them out on mission.
The Bishops of England and Wales have expressed disappointment after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales on Wednesday, reports The Catholic Herald.
The priest who was second in charge of the Hunter Valley's Catholic Church concedes senior clergy should have gone to police, even if the victims were not keen to do so, reports the ABC.
We are in country South Australia, on the road in broad daylight. We see a whole range of ads and notices along the road, funny, indicating the way of life in the backblocks of the state – and a parody tone.
There are obvious differences between a Catholic pontiff and a princess. But watching Francis’ first few months in office, he seems to have taken a page from the late Princess Diana’s playbook, writes Eric Marrapodi for CNN.
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