In their old age, Raul and Fidel Castro have brought the Church in from the cold in Cuba and are gracious and experienced hosts for regular Papal visits, reports Reuters in the Religion News Service.
Pope Francis’ apology for the Church’s crimes against indigenous peoples has not softened opposition among some native Americans to his decision to canonise Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra, reports AP in Crux.
Little Boy is a nickname for the central character in this family-oriented film, set in California in the 1940s. Little Boy is also the nickname for one of the atomic bombs that was dropped on Hiroshima.
The US clerk in Kentucky who was jailed last week for failing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples was ordered to be released from jail yesterday, reports the Religion News Service.
Pope Francis has announced a reform of marriage annulments delegating power to local bishops to oversee a speedier and simplified process, reports The Tablet.
The Pope wishes to speed up annulments, but he does not want to compromise the doctrine of indissolubility. He has come down in favour of Cardinal Müller, not Cardinal Marx, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.
Hong Kong's Cardinals appear to be at odds over upcoming talks between the Holy See and China over establishing diplomatic ties, reports Ucanews.
How secret can an archive be if it has its own website? Leaving that illogicality aside, this is a fascinating glimpse into one of the most extraordinary repositories of knowledge in the world.
A few weeks ago I sat in my car and listened to the replay of an interview Phillip Adams did with Sr Veronica Brady some years back. I expected to hear her "mind of its own." What I didn't expect was the arresting honesty of her answers, writes Morag Fraser.
Why don’t Christians tell the stories of their victimisation in a fashion compelling enough to make the world take notice? Christians don’t tell these stories because, all too often, they don’t know them, writes John Allen.
Aussie export Joel Edgerton teams up with low-budget horror producer Jason Blum to bring you The Gift , one of the year’s most surprising films.
A former headmaster of Geelong Grammar suggested that a teacher retire early, in order to avoid a formal complaint about sexual abuse, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse has heard.
Catholic Education in Victoria is planning to spend more than $500 million on 19 new schools in big growth areas, reports the Herald-Sun.
Hundreds of people gathered in the forecourt of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta in Sydney's west on Saturday for the unveiling of a new monument dedicated to St John Paul II.
The Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, yesterday called upon the Commonwealth Government to increase the number of Syrian Christian refugees being received into Australia.
Pope Francis will release new streamlined procedures today for annulling marriages after he complained the Church’s current system was cumbersome, costly, and often unfair, reports AP in Crux.
This is the chair Pope Francis will use when he celebrates a "simple weekday Mass" with 20,000 people at Madison Square Garden during his US visit later this month, reports The Tablet.
A number of Americans have left, or been removed from high-profile posts in the Vatican in recent years. These changes reveal something about the Church and the Francis papcy. But what they reveal is not what one might first suspect, writes Stephen White.