As we approach what is probably the halfway point of the Francis papacy, it is time to ask: How far has the Church been “pastorally converted”? There are three indications the strategy is making its mark, writes Austen Ivereigh.
Parents of a child with dyslexia want any extra funding for Catholic schools to go towards learning support for their son and others like him rather than lowering fees, reports The Catholic Leader.
A aid official has urged the government of Burundi not to threaten the Church, which he says plays an important role in sustaining society, reports The Catholic Herald.
A Peruvian-based Catholic movement has publicly distanced itself from its founder and asked for Vatican intervention in the wake of accusations of sexual, psychological and physical abuse of members.
There is something deeply wrong with what has been going on in Panama, where half the rural poor suffer painful poverty, in metaphorical sight of billions of dollars and Euros and roubles flowing through their land, writes Phyllis Zagano.
Several groups of Polish Catholic women walked out of Masses in Warsaw and Gdansk to protest against a proposed tightening of the country’s abortion laws, reports The Tablet.
Want to read and understand the new Papal document for yourself? Here, from the Vatican, is the full text of Pope Francis' Post-Synodal Aposotolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love.
France has ended a year-long standoff with the Vatican by announcing that Laurent Stefanini, a gay diplomat whose nomination as ambassador to the Holy See was stonewalled by Rome, had been named the new French representative to UNESCO.
Former Vatican PR expert Francesca Chaouqui has denied having sexual relations with a Spanish priest in evidence to a trial over her alleged involvement in the leaking of Vatican documents, reports AFP/Nine News.
Hostels, hospitals, wells ... The Catholic Leader has asked Queensland clergy for ideas about how they would respond to the Pope's request for dioceses around the world to set up a permanent memorial of the Year of Mercy.
A young woman in Samoa developed stigmata, similar to those portrayed in Christian scripture, when she played Jesus in a Sunday school Easter play at the local Congregational Church, reports the ABC.
Whether it's President Trump – unpredictable and at war with the Vatican, or President Clinton – leading the sisterhood on the long march to de-Christianisation, the future does not seem particularly bright for Catholic America, writes Tim Stanley.
A member of the Brisbane Catholic Justice and Peace Commission has criticised a government-funded film to deter asylum-seekers, saying it contains oversights and has cost taxpayers too much, reports The Catholic Leader.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Canada said Pope Francis is considering an invitation for a visit, during which many Canadians hope he will apologise for the Church’s role in running Indian residential schools.
The Vatican has set up a new office charged with promoting the use of the .Catholic domain name, in its latest move to upgrade its communications for the digital era, reports AFP/ Yahoo7.
Pope Francis has blessed the eyes of an American girl who suffers from a genetic condition that will make her blind, in a visit to the Vatican described as a “miracle” by her father, reports the Religion News Service.
The Vatican will break new ground next week by hosting a conference to re-examine the Church's long-held teachings on just war theory, reports NCR Online.
Gemma Sisia was a 22-year-old country girl when she left for Africa with plans of becoming a nun or a missionary. But life had other plans for her, and instead she founded a school to help poor children in Tanzania.