Dear reader, friendly greetings from Alice Springs – a town of about 26,000 people in the middle of nowhere. I have been in this town for a bit more than 2.5 years, writes Holy Spirit Missionary, Sister Magdalena Leutterova.
Ever wondered how the other half live? Premier Christian Radio has organised a unique experiment, in which an atheist and a Christian have swapped their religious daily commitments for a month, reports Christian Today Australia.
Belgium faced fresh protests as its parliament debated whether to extend a ground-breaking euthanasia law to terminally-ill children, making it only the second nation to allow minors the right to die, reports AFP/Yahoo7.
The Truth, Justice and Healing Council says its supports calls by the child sexual abuse support and advocacy organisation, CLAN, for a national child sexual abuse compensation scheme funded by churches and other institutions.
This page, located at the official website of the Holy See, contains daily meditations from the Pope.
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has protested against the media's portrayal of him, and talks about the good relations he has with Pope Francis, reports Vatican Insider.
The acclaimed Southern American writer Flannery O'Connor has penned a moving meditation on the spiritual quest for prayer. Anna Heyward reflects on her yearning in The Australian.
The Pope proved himself a vigorous diplomat in the Syrian crisis, which made him an 'authoritative voice internationally,' the Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, said, as he outlines his diplomatic vision.
Fr Frankie Mulgrew is a Catholic priest with a background in stand-up comedy. He was once so depressed he used to watch EastEnders for relief. Then he learned how to relish the divine sense of humour, as he writes in his new book.
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.