The Irish Church has updated its child protection guidelines to ensure that public announcements concerning accused priests should emphasise the presumption of innocence, The Irish Times reports.
The Philippines President-elect, Rodrigo Duterte, has said he will aggressively promote artificial birth control in the country even at the risk of a battle with the Church, Crux reports.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has endorsed Pope Francis' ministry at an unprecedented Vatican ceremony marking the 65th anniversary of the former's ordination as a priest, The Guardian reports.
Indian Archbishop Emeritus Henry D'Souza of Kolkata, who promoted Mother Teresa's cause for canonisation, has died at the age of 90, Vatican Radio reports.
A Chicago parish has partnered with local utility companies to improve its energy efficiency and cut costs, NCR Online reports.
Vatican Council II sought to open a new path to the authentic understanding of the identity of the priesthood, writes Cardinal Gerhard Muller in a preface for a collection of homilies by Pope Benedict XVI.
For the second time in 24 hours, suicide bombers have struck the Lebanese Christian village of Qaa along the Syrian border, killing five and wounding 28, Al Jazeera reports.
Independent and not-for-profit pathology providers may have to adopt co-payments simply in order to remain viable, owing to sustained financial pressure on the sector, according to Catholic Health Australia.
Let's make sure the centenary of the 1916 Battle of the Somme has a religious resonance, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.
A Vatican-sponsored Impact Investing Conference is studying the difference between traditional philanthropy and impact investing, Vatican Radio reports.
Catholic principals are refusing to distribute a letter that warns parents against voting for the Greens in the upcoming Federal election, The Age reports.
The Truth Justice and Healing Council has welcomed an Australian Labor Party call for bipartisan support for a national redress scheme for the survivors of child sexual abuse.
Pope Francis has said that the Catholic Church, and Christians in general, should apologise to gay people and others who have been offended or exploited in the past, CNN reports.
Me Before You is pleasingly emotional even though some more cerebral reviewers have been harsh on the film, especially being critical of the presentation of disability, writes Fr Peter Malone MSC.
Bathurst's Bishop Michael McKenna has opened an innovative, traditionally styled new church in Timor-Leste, Catholic Mission reports.
Photos circulating on the internet of dying Spanish Discalced Carmelite Sr Cecilia Maria are certainly, as they say, worth a thousand words, writes Esteban Pittaro at Aleteia.
Catholic youth ministry Rosies is busy training volunteers for a new branch opening soon on Brisbane's bayside, The Catholic Leader reports.
This American science-fiction disaster film is the sequel to the 1996 movie Independence Day. Twenty years later, the aliens are back with a much larger battle-fleet.
European Catholic leaders have expressed concern that the decision by British voters to leave the European Union threatens unity across the continent, The Catholic Herald reports.
Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi SJ says speculation is inappropriate regarding any Vatican involvement in Shanghai Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin's praise for the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.