The Drop has a screenplay by Dennis Lehane, whose novels, Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island, have been made into significant and powerful films by Clint Eastwood, Ben Affleck and Martin Scorsese.
Christmas has become so debased in Britain that Tim Stanley is all for renaming it to avoid confusion with the real thing, reports The Catholic Herald.
Brazil’s National Conference of Bishops is forming a commission to delve deeper into a request from one of its bishops to ordain married community elders to address a shortage of priests, reports the Religion News Service.
Pope Francis has appointed Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah to lead the Congregation for Divine Worship, which deals with the Church’s liturgical affairs, reports The Tablet.
The Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart has urged both parties contesting the Victorian election to commit to maintaining the State's equal opportunity laws, as part of a joint statement by religious leaders.
When Fr Benjamin Miller left the US as a Jesuit student priest for Sri Lanka in 1948, he could not have predicted the changes he would witness there. During the past 66 years he has become an inspirational human rights defender, reports Ucanews.
Fifty years after Lumen Gentium and 25 years after the Revolution of 1989, we can see more clearly that the Second Vatican Council influenced the fall of the Berlin Wall and end of communism, writes George Weigel in Ethics and Public Policy Centre.
In a recent interview to promote his upcoming film Saint Vincent, American actor Bill Murray revealed that he loves the traditional Mass. But he is not the only celebrity fan of Mass in its pre-1962 form. Here are five others.
An historic dump in Geraldton's cathedral grounds has been opened to the public to forage for archaeological treasures from the late 19th century, reports the ABC.
Caritas Australia has released a new report on sexual violence and conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and called for an end to impunity in the ongoing war on women.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has redesigned its website. The ACBC is the permanent assembly of the Bishops of Australia, which administers the Church in Australia.
More than 650 experts from 57 countries came together for a three-day conference organised by the Vatican body responsible for pastoral health care to discuss diagnosis, care and support for families, reports the Religion News Service.
This Friday night, the Sisters of St Joseph will open their Hawthorn East administration centre for a public community forum to discuss the "Abbot government’s illegal and racist plans to ‘resettle’ refugees on Nauru in Cambodia."
This website wants to celebrate giving. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centres, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Catholic Religious Australia has unveiled a logo to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, which begins on November 29, the first weekend of Advent.
China has proposed to the Vatican a joint system of appointing bishops in a move that raises hopes of a breakthrough in relations, reports The Catholic Herald.
St Joseph's Church in Orange in NSW celebrated its 150th anniversary at the weekend, reports The Western Advocate.
This two-part special documents a year behind the scenes in Ireland's only women's Cistercian monastery.