Regardless of who prevails in the US election today, many observers forecast a rocky relationship ahead with the Vatican. But Pope Francis has a lifetime of experience dealing with difficult leaders, reports Crux.
"This year's US presidential election was supposed to be about decency. But indecency was its very essence," writes Sr Joan Chittister OSB in NCR Online.
Adelaide parishioner Rosemary McGrath retired last month after a 13-year involvement with Birthline Pregnancy Support Inc, including nearly four years as director. The Southern Cross caught up with her before her departure.
An American priest, who is head of the controversial pro-life group Priest for Life, has been criticised for posting a video of himself standing behind an altar with an aborted baby in an effort to support Donald Trump. The Catholic News Agency reports.
Caritas Australia has urged the Australian government to provide greater financial assistance to countries struggling to adapt to climate change.
Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans is calling on parishes, schools, and community organisations to join in the global campaign to mark its campaign later this month, 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
"The national redress scheme for the survivors of institutional child sexual abuse announced by the Turnbull government has the potential to be one of the most significant social policy reforms in recent history," writes Francis Sullivan.
Bishop Terry Brady, Australian Catholic Bishops Delegate for Prisoners, and 50 inmates, volunteers, and prison chaplains gathered to celebrate Mass on Sunday in Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre in Sydney's west.
The story of the Marian apparitions at Fatima will include the events commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the apparitions, including the Pope's possible visit to Portugal in 2017. Rome Reports has the story.
Although the massive Celtic forest cross that greets passengers who fly into the City of Derry airport in Londonderry has been visible for several years, its origins remained a mystery, until recently, reports the Catholic News Agency.
Bishop Vincent Long OFM Con, Australian Catholic Bishops Delegate for Refugees, has condemned the Federal government's decision to ban those who arrived by boat from ever applying for a visa.
In what the local archdiocese believes could be a world-first for the Church, two parishes in the Canberra region are trialling an app that allows people to make donations via smartphone, reports the ABC.
Fr Tendai Reki was once a promising rugby and hockey player with aspirations of being an entrepreneur but the Zimbabwean priest's energy and talent have found a different outlet, as he demonstrated in Adelaide during a recent visit. The Southern Cross reports.
The spread of gender theory is misleading so many Catholics that a high-level document may be required to correct the errors of the ideology, according to a Dutch Cardinal. The Catholic News Service reports.
A bishop in San Diego has warned priests to avoid getting involved in politics after a leaflet was distributed in a church claiming people who voted for Hillary Clinton would go to Hell, and that the Democratic candidate is Satan. The Tablet reports.
The Vatican has denounced the self-ordination of a bishop from China's underground church without Papal approval, in a sign some view as an attempt to improve ties with Beijing, reports AFP on Seven News.
The Truth Justice and Healing Council has welcomed the Commonwealth Government's announcement that it will establish and run a national redress scheme for the survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
The Good Shepherd Church in the remote Queensland mining town has offered space in its parish building to the local Islamic community for use as a prayer room. The ABC reports.
A man has been charged with aggravated assault after an elderly nun was knocked to the ground and kicked during a daylight attack in the northern WA town, according to the ABC.