Pope Francis and the Council of Cardinals have begun their discussions on specific ways to reorganise the Roman Curia, looking first at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, reports the Catholic News Service.
When he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis was known to sneak out at night and break bread with the homeless, sit with them literally on the street and eat with them. That’s not so easy to do now that he’s pope.
The kidnapping of five Orthodox nuns from a Christian village near Damascus has shocked Syria’s Christian community and filled many Christians with fear, said Chaldean Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo, Syria, reports CNS in The Catholic Herald.
Evangelisation is often a turn-off in church conversation; people identify it with proselytism. That is a pity because evangelisation focuses on what lies outside, something churches need to do, writes Andrew Hamilton.
A woman twice sent home from an American Catholic hospital during a painful miscarriage has sued the Church's hierarchy for imposing standards of care which bar termination of any pregnancy, her lawyers say, reports AFP/Ninemsn.
The botched restoration of a church fresco by an elderly parishioner brought it international fame - and a fortune from tourists. Now, the town of Borja is at the centre of a fresh controversy, reports The Telegraph in the SMH.
The High Court yesterday reserved its decision in the Commonwealth's challenge to the territory laws, paving the way for gay couples to marry in the ACT this weekend, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
Sr Helen Prejean shot to world fame when her story inspired the 1995 Hollywood film Dead Man Walking, starring Susan Sarandon. Her website invites people to to learn, to explore and to reflect on the use of the death penalty.
Argentina’s House of Representatives has passed a resolution to nominate Pope Francis for the Nobel Peace Prize for his call to end the violence in Syria, reports Ucanews.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra, together with the Choir of London, is mounting a series of three performances of Bach’s joyous celebration of the birth of Jesus, Christmas Oratorio.
The ACT's same-sex marriage law will take centre stage in the High Court today as the Commonwealth mounts a challenge to overturn the legislation, reports the ABC.
Pope Francis met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel yesterday and discussed prospects for peace in the Middle East and the Pope’s still-unscheduled trip to the Holy Land, reports CNS in The Catholic Herald.
On behalf of the Australian Catholic Disability Council, I would like to raise an element of the vexatious debate on euthanasia and the right to die, writes Michele Castagna.
Insidious was very popular with audiences on its first release, exceeding box-office expectations. It had a good cast, was well written and created its eerie atmosphere.
National Catholic Education Commission Executive Director, Ross Fox, has welcomed yesterday's announcement that the Abbott Government will deliver funding certainty for Catholic schools for the next four years.
The royal ommission into child sex abuse has referred dozens of sexual predators to police after victims have given evidence in private, reports The Herald-Sun.
The Diocese of Port Pirie streches from the sea to the far Outback and Uluru. It is the place where Mary MacKillop began her mission. A Jesuit, Gregory O'Kelly, is the bishop of the vast diocese.
The new head of the Catholic bishops' conference says Church leaders in the Philippines have failed to evangelise the faithful despite there being large numbers of Filipino Catholics, reports Ucanews.
A group of young priests in Italy have thrown caution to the wind and posed for a calendar that aims to inform people about the Vatican, reports Ninemsn.