With Pope Benedict scheduled to touch down in the United States today, officials at Yankee Stadium say that his "popemobile" vehicle will not be allowed on the turf at the iconic New York venue. Instead, the white armour-plated vehicle will do a
Caritas Australia has backed a call from World Bank chief, Robert Zoellick, to put "our money where our mouth is" over rising food prices that threaten crisis from the Caribbean to Africa and Asia, including East Timor. Caritas CEO, Jack de
Sydney bus operators fear the NSW government has underestimated the impact of the expected influx of 200,000 World Youth Day visitors on the city's already stretched bus system. While most events centre on the CBD and Randwick, the bulk of up to
Lebanon's Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir has warned the politically "fragmented" country is "on the path of collapse". Cardinal Sfeir issued his latest warning on the anniversary of the break out of Lebanon's civil
Gone Baby Gone is a fascinating film in many ways. Based on a novel about the abduction of a little girl, the initial premise is reminiscent of the highly publicised, and unsolved mystery of little Madeleine McCann, who disappeared from her bed in a
The devil is pleased by the way he is generally represented - with wings and a tail, horns, as a bat, etc - because these images make him seem ridiculous and help people to believe that he does not exist. Father Amorth suggested that
Worst of all is the endless chatter inside our heads. We long for silence yet how often, when we are alone, in a quiet place, do we not reach out to turn on the television or the transistor? Because it is only when we have some measure of quiet that we
With the Church employing over 7,500 people in South Australia, Catholic Safety, Health and Welfare in the state provides a comprehensive website for both managers and staff in education, health, social services and parishes to understand how they can
Brazil's Catholic bishops conference has denounced recent death threats against three of its members in Para state in the Amazon region. At their 46th Plenary Assembly last week, the bishops also called for investigations and increased security.
Government leadership should extend beyond providing funding and must foster community understanding, Victoria's Catholic social agencies say in a submission to this weekend's 2020 Summit. "Government leadership must extend beyond funding, to
Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Michael has denied that a cheque for $5,500 to the ALP was made on behalf of the Catholic Church. Responding to a story in The Sydney Morning Herald picked up by CathNews, Bishop Malone said that "the allegation that Mr
Catholic Social Services chief, Frank Quinlan, has called on the Federal Government to stop tinkering at the edges and to implement a major overhaul of legislation that allows people's welfare payments to be cut for up to eight weeks.
As 2,000 mourners gathered at Melbourne's St Patrick's Cathedral for the funeral of Archbishop Frank Little, another crowd gathered a few blocks away at St Michael's Uniting Church to farewell Labor stalwart and former federal minister John Button.
En route to the US where he was greeted on arrival by President George Bush, Pope Benedict said he was "deeply ashamed" of the clergy abuse scandal that has dogged the American Catholic Church emphasising that he would do everything in his power
Wollongong residents are fighting a planning proposal, already unanimously rejected by the city's now sacked council, to open a gun shop adjacent to Fairy Meadow's St John Vianney Catholic primary school. Now Wollongong's three administrators must
Kay Goldsworthy will be consecrated a Bishop in St George's Anglican Cathedral, Perth next month. She will be the first woman to become a bishop in an Australian church. No-one who knows Kay Goldsworthy would question her spiritual, intellectual, pastoral
Blog sites have become a striking feature on the internet and Catholic-oriented blogs are no exception. Godzdogz is a blog created by English Dominican students. The current homepage features an interesting perspective on the good and bad of the
As preparations are afoot for a groundbreaking meeting at the Vatican between Catholic and Muslim scholars, Encounter presents voices of experience in this most historically compelling dialogue. Those sharing their experiences are Chris McVey, an
In less than three years of his pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI has spoken publicly about marriage on 111 occasions. His pronouncements connect marriage to such overarching themes as human rights, world peace, and the conversation between faith and
Days after clashes in Hanoi over the return of confiscated land which belonged to a Redemptorist seminary, the Vietnamese government has unexpectedly announced the return of land near Hue surrounding a pilgrimage site dedicated to Our Lady of La Vang.