Most Catholics worldwide disagree with Church teachings on divorce, abortion and contraception and are split on whether women and married men should become priests, according to a large new poll released yesterday, reports The Washington Post.
The priest who presided over Philip Seymour Hoffman’s funeral has spoken of their 10-year-long friendship and what the actor taught him, reports news.com.au.
When Pope Francis appoints 19 new cardinals later this month, the Vatican will be bathed in a sea of red. They will not be the only ones celebrating. The Pope's low-key approach to clothes and material symbols has affected their business, reports NCR Online.
Pope Francis has told Sri Lankans living in Italy that he hoped to take up an invitation to visit their country, where the wounds of civil war still needed to heal, reports Reuters/AFP in ABC Online.
The Malaysian Home Ministry has advised local paper the Herald against 'discussing' the 'Allah' issue, in line with a court ruling last year barring the Catholic weekly from using the word, reports Ucanews.
A proposal to build a five-storey retirement village on church land in the Melbourne suburb of Toorak has been put on hold so the local council can get more information on a 'significant' tree on the site, reports the Stonnington Leader.
Catholics in New York state have created a new twist on the 'flash mob': a 'Mass mob' inspiring dozens to attend a Mass at older parishes, reports the Catholic News Agency.
Pope John Paul II spent decades constantly questioning whether he was worthy of the role, according to private diaries published on Wednesday, reports Reuters in Yahoo7.
Oscar Romero was a bishop and martyr of El Salvador. This website makes available a bank of materials on his life and martyrdom.
Australian Catholic parishes and schools are being encouraged to celebrate St Valentine’s Day by 'honouring marriage as life-long romantic love,' reports The Record.
Pope Francis has met Philomena Lee, the woman whose son was put up for adoption by nuns in 1955, and whose story has been made into an Oscar-nominated film starring and co-written by Steve Coogan, reports The Tablet.
An emotional Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila welcomed US Catholic leaders reviewing Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts, saying that the work to rebuild devastated communities can show the world a united Church.
Screenwriter William Nicholson (Shadowlands, Nell, Les Miserables) has adapted Mandela's autobiography for the screen, a difficult task in compressing 94 years of life into 150 minutes of screen time.
In a recent article in The Times on the difficulties faced by many Anglican clergy, the wife of a London vicar said she believed priests suffer from stress far more than many other professionals, and have a higher incidence of mental illness as a result.
The Scottish Parliament has passed a bill that will allow same-sex marriages to be performed later this year, but religious organisations have the right not to perform them, reports the Catholic News Service.
The United Nations has demanded the Vatican 'immediately remove' all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers and turn them over to authorities. The Vatican has said it will give the report 'thorough examination', reports the ABC.
Later this month Pope Francis is to make Archbishop Loris Capovilla, the former private secretary to Pope john XXIII, the world's oldest living cardinal at the age of 98, reports the Catholic News Service.
Pope Francis gets so much mail that the tiny office that deals with it is swamped and working overtime, reports Reuters.
Caritas Australia has added its voice to other groups protesting against Federal Government’s cuts of $650 million from Australia’s official aid program in the 2013-14 financial year, reports The Catholic Leader.