As a rule, nothing any pope ever does is more consequential in terms of shaping the Church in his time than the appointment of bishops, and two recent appointments send a strong signal about the path Pope Francis is taking, reports Crux.
Pope Francis broke his silence yesterday over the leaking of confidential Vatican documents, which he described as a “deplorable act” that will not stand in the way of his ambitious reform agenda, reports the Religion News Service.
The Cardinal who says “some countries will not have a future’’ without transformational climate change action is heading to Australia, reports The Australian.
The priests of Sydney are called to serve in a “war zone,” said the Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP, in a homily celebrating the ordination of four new priests last weekend.
Elton John has said he would like to meet Pope Francis, who he has previously described as a “hero,” reports The Catholic Herald.
The vast majority of Christians who have fled persecution and hardship in the Middle East do not plan to return, a new study has found, reports The Tablet.
Catholic school students have staged a colourful protest against comments made by the Archbishop of Hobart, Julian Porteous, on the topic of same-sex marriage, reports The Mercury.
Mark 12:38-44 As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honour at banquets!
Maureen O’Hara, a lifelong Catholic who resisted the idea of becoming a nun because she was too hard-headed, instead became one of the last icons of the Golden Age of movies.
Charismatic philosopher to teach at Notre Dame, Hunter education services expanded, Sister Alicia Torres on US reality food show, Vatican auditor hacked.
Doris Sinkora was a member of the Hitler Youth, but secretly met with the Catholic underground beneath the local cathedral to copy and distribute the writings of their bishop, who was opposed to Hitler.
I asked my friend Bob, weary from advanced cancer, what he would describe as his life's greatest work. He paused before reklying: "I've tried to be a good Christian man." I never saw him again, writes Fr Eric Immel SJ.
It wasn’t until actor Brian James read the script for Spotlight, the new film he stars in about sexual abuse, that he understood the magnitude of the problem, reports NCR Online.
"Pope Francis fills squares," says Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi. "But he is not much loved by all the high prelates. So when the Pope wants to carry out his reforms - they're slowed down. The bureaucracy at the Vatican is very powerful."
Since 2004, Tony Spence has been Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Catholic News Service, the oldest and largest English-language religious news organisation in the world.
Do not be put off by its didactic title. How to Read the Bible is an engaging, inspirational and accessible book by one of America's pre-eminent scholars of religion, Harvey Cox, emeritus professor at Harvard Divinity School.
Australia's most successful female theology export, Professor Tracey Rowland, credits her flourishing career to a Mercy Sister who threatened to haunt her from beyond the grave.
One of Brisbane archdiocese’s long-serving social justice advocates has received a United Nations award for his work, reports The Catholic Leader.
The debate over same-sex marriage provides an opportunity and a litmus test for how religious freedom will be treated into the future, says Australian Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson, reports AAP on SBS.