A Nun's Life was started and is still run by Sister Julie Vieira and Sister Maxine Kollasch, members of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in Michigan.
Nearly halfway through the Year of St Paul, it is worthwhile reflecting on the relationship between Paul's missionary spirit and what goes to the heart of a priestly vocation. Pope Benedict refers to Paul as the world's greatest missionary; the missionary
Relations between Christians, Jews and Muslims are among the most divisive, challenging and important issues in the world today. Despite their often violent differences, each share a common heritage as the Children of Abraham and the worship of one God.
Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Itay's Health Minister has announced that long term coma patient Eluana Englaro is dead only four days after doctors began a "gradual" reduction in her food and water intake. The announcement was made as
Meeting with Jewish leaders yesterday, Pope Benedict re-affirmed the Catholic Church is "profoundly and irrevocably committed to reject all anti-Semitism." Associated Press reports the Vatican scheduled the pope's audience with about 60
Twenty-one Burmese students from the Thai-Burma border refugee camps are following a liberal studies diploma program organised by the Australian Catholic University in the mountain areas of northern Thailand. A bamboo hut in the mountains of Thailand
Pope Benedict has sent condolences to all the victims and families of all those affected by the Victorian bushfires that claimed over 200 lives and released the energy equivalent of 500 Hiroshima nuclear bombs. In a message to Australian Governor
The Vatican says that an upcoming conference on evolution to mark the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species will also include discussion on the theory of intelligent design as a cultural phenomenon. However, the conference will
In recent months dioceses around the world have been offering Catholics a spiritual benefit that fell out of favour decades ago - the indulgence, a sort of amnesty from punishment in the afterlife - and reminding them of the Church's clout in mitigating the
In the end, faith is not simply the good, secure feeling that God exists. Faith is a commitment to a way of living beyond good and secure feelings. To have faith means to sometimes live our lives independent of whatever feelings may come. Ultimately faith
Archbishop Denis Hart will offer Mass for those who have lost their lives in the Victorian bushfires and the spiritual support of those who have suffered through the fires at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne this Thursday February 12. Mass will
The Queensland Catholic Education Commission is a body established by the Bishops of Queensland which has statewide responsibility in respect of Catholic schools which are administered by five diocesan education authorities and a number of religious
Collum Thoms, father of Perth teenager Gemma Thoms, who died of an ecstasy overdose at a Big Day Out concert, asked young mourners at her funeral yesterday to "think of the pain they could cause their parents." The ABC reports the 17 year old
A Catholic tribunal has allowed Dutch priest Fr Ruud Huysmans to continue a "registered partnership" with theologian Freda Droes despite the opposition of Rotterdam Bishop Ad van Luyn. The EarthTimes reports the priest was allowed to retain
Aborigines will establish a tent embassy at St Mary's South Brisbane under the terms of a treaty signed last year between the parish and the local aboriginal community. Activist Sam Watson said St Mary's had tended to the needs of Aborigines for decades,
The Toowoomba Catholic primary school principal at the centre of an alleged cover up of child sexual abuse has been suspended. The principal was suspended on Monday on full pay, the Toowoomba Chronicle reports. The paper says the Non-State Schools
Figures show almost 1,100 students from Victorian Catholic and independent schools received special examination arrangements last year compared with 703 students from government schools. The Age reports the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment
Foreign ministry spokesman, Le Dung, says the Vietnamese government has agreed to a meeting next week with the Vatican to discuss issues relating to the establishment of ties. The meeting, the first of its kind for the Vietnam-Vatican Joint Working Group,
Controversial Christian leader Danny Nalliah says the Victorian bushfires are a punishment for decriminalising abortion. Danny Nalliah is wildly wrong. He is wrong as a theologian, a thinker and a pastor, and has shocked and appalled both the mainstream
Population growth can aid economic development, as in Australia. But development economists are generally of the view that rapid population growth can put great pressure on resources, making it extremely difficult to lift peoples out of acute deprivation.