The United Nations Committee Against Torture has urged the Australian government to take "all appropriate measures" to get "all evidence" from the Vatican to ensure meaningful investigations into institutional child abuse can be carried out.
Pope Francis will wade into a complex mix of ecumenical, interreligious, and global political affairs as he visits Turkey this weekend. One issue sure to be central to the trip is dialogue between Christians and Muslims, reports NCR Online.
When Benedict XVI resigned it immediately raised concerns, quickly dismissed, that an ex-pope around could undermine the legitimacy of the new one. Those fears are emerging again, fuelled by the growing discontent of conservative Catholics with Francis.
Brisbane Archdiocese has revamped its website, and is offering a mobile and tablet app. Brisbane is one of five dioceses in the State of Queensland.
What do you get when you take a handful to a dozen of the most energetic and inspired students from almost every Jesuit high school or college in the country and bring them together for one weekend? James Martin SJ has a large, exciting answer.
If you are invited to a fancy dress party, what would you choose to wear? The two ‘heroes’ of this comedy decide to go as cops. They get ready. They think they look smart.
The Philippines will custom-build a "Popemobile" for Pope Francis to travel in during his visit to the fervently Catholic nation in January, organisers said yesterday, reports AFP/Ucanews.
A second man has filed a complaint accusing a group of Catholic priests in Spain of sexual abuse in a case Pope Francis has said has caused him "great pain," a judicial source said on Wednesday, reports AFP/Yahoo7.
The Catholic Education Office of Melbourne has warned parents not to vote for the Greens in four inner-city seats in Saturday's State election, reports The Age.
The Australian Bishops say they are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, 25, who died yesterday two days after being struck by a ball during a Sheffield Shield match.
This second episode of the two-part series follows the daily ritual of worship while new postulant Angela decides whether to join the order.
The social network of the Archdiocese of Sydney has launched its online Advent Calendar. The calendar, also available as a free App, features daily reflections and multimedia resources to help you make the most of Advent.
Brisbane's Sisters of St Joseph community walked its last visiting school group through Annerley’s Mary MacKillop Centre on November 17, reports The Catholic Leader.
Human trafficking is the new slavery of our age, depriving its victims of all dignity, Pope Francis said in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, reports The Catholic Herald.
The Director of Catholic education for the Sandhurst Diocese, Phil Billington, will retire next month after 13 years of service to the region, reports the Bendigo Advertiser.
Pope Francis said he would "never close the door" on dialogue with the Islamic State in an effort to bring peace to a region of the world suffering from violence and persecution, reports the Catholic News Service.
The scenes of violence in Ferguson that followed the grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer in the death of Michael Brown reveal deeper issues in the US, says a prominent black Catholic bishop, reports the CNS.
A Mass celebrated on the US-Mexico border fence over the weekend was marked by tearful reunions and desperate attempts to cross the border, reports The Catholic Herald.
Often when we talk about “feeling guilty” the feeling we are describing is not guilt but regret, writes Good Samaritan Sister Bernardina Sontrop SGS, in The Good Oil.