Leading ethicists say, a new method of creating stem cells, from a relatively simple manipulation of existing cells, could further reduce the need for research involving human embryos, reports the Catholic News Service.
Father Ladu Yanga, the associate pastor of Woodridge in Brisbane, is hopeful his ailing mother can be flown out of war-ravaged South Sudan for medical treatment in Uganda, reports The Catholic Leader.
Three young men from Brisbane started their first year in Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary 'wide-eyed with hopes and aspirations last Sunday,' reports The Catholic Leader.
Convicted murderer, Simon Gittany, joined a Catholic order in France in his early 20s, but decided 'it wasn’t his calling,' reports news.com.au
Pope Francis understands Jews, is sensitive to the issues, and will be a voice to continue to make the relationship more open, says the veteran head of prominent Jewish advocacy group, the Anti-Defamation League.
Pope Francis has praised the zeal of the Neocatechumenal Way, but has told the movement it should not impose its Spanish-Italian model of the Church on other cultures, or insist on practices that are frowned upon by local bishops.
On the first anniversary of Benedict XVI’s announcement of his decision to resign, Pope Francis has sent a tweet, asking the world to join him in prayer for the retired Pontiff, reports the Catholic News agency.
The Little Company of Mary is an international congregation of women Religious committed to prayer and care for the suffering and dying of the world.
In retirement, the Pope Emeritus follows a daily schedule similar to that of any retired bishop or religious: He prays, reads, strolls, talks with people and offers them spiritual advice, reports the Catholic News Service.
Archbishop Christopher Prowse will celebrate the St Thomas More Forum's inaugural Mass for lawyers this Sunday in Canberra.
A United Nations commission report on the Vatican’s response to abuse of children was not 'fair or particularly helpful,' but took an 'ideological' approach, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has said, reports the Catholic News Agency.
Pope Francis is shaking things up in the Catholic Church to such an extent that many talk about a 'Francis revolution.' Yet the single most revolutionary act committed by any pope in at least the last 600 years was made by Pope Benedict, not Francis.
The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, said it is possible that some in the Catholic Church might be homophobic and that the teaching of the Church could be used 'in a homophobic way', reports Vatican Insider.
There are 7,107 islands in the Philippines and at least as many fiestas. By far the greatest number of the country's fiestas, however, are religious, with each district, city and province putting on parades and pageants to honour its own patron saint.
Today marks one year since Benedict XVI announced his resignation. 'Total surprise, total shock,' was the experience of all those present, says Cardinal James Stafford of the meeting where he made the announcement, reports the Catholic News Agency.
US Cardinal Edwin O'Brien doesn't know what will come out of the Synod of Bishops on the family in October, but he believes it will be significant. 'I think Pope Francis wants to stir things up and allow people to raise questions,' reports CNS on NCR Online.
A four-year-old girl has personally urged King Philippe of Belgium not to sign the law that would extend euthanasia to under-18s, reports The Tablet.
A new iPhone and iPad application from a think tank in Washington DC aims to spread Catholic social teaching through Church documents, news and commentary, reports the Catholic News Agency.
The UN report on the Vatican and 'clerical sex abuse' overstepped the mark by criticising Catholic teaching on contraception and abortion, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.