The Vatican has denied covering up for a former Papal ambassador accused of sexually abusing boys and suggested he might have to stand trial on the charges in the Dominican Republic, reports the Catholic News Service.
The Church gave paedophile priests too much sympathy and victims' suffering was often minimised, according to the Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart, reports AAP/Yahoo7.
A football match played by star players from different cultures and religions will help “spread the Pope’s message of peace to the world,” according to former Inter Milan and Argentina captain Javier Zanetti, reports The Catholic Herald.
Leading British theologians have criticised the closure of King's College's post-graduate theology and ministry program as “deeply regrettable,” reports The Tablet.
This film follows artist Nick Cave over the course of a fictitious day during the recording of his band’s album Push the Sky Away. A hypnotic pseudo-documentary, it offers frank and beguiling insights into the artistic process.
Catholic school teachers within the Canberra and Goulburn dioceses began two days of strikes yesterday as the ACT/NSW Independent Education Union (IEU) continues to protest ongoing EBA negotiations with employers, reports The Canberra Times.
As secretary to the Melkite Catholic Patriarch, Fr Rami Wakim has met scores of Syrian refugees. But he said he was shocked at the flood of displaced Iraqis he encountered in Irbil, Iraq, reports The Catholic Herald.
US Church leaders have urged Catholics not to join in the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising stunt because the charity profiting from it funds embryonic stem cell research, reports The Tablet.
The Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, has appointed a former Federal Court judge to review the Church’s Victorian complaints protocol, while maintaining the process is conducted with professionalism and compassion, reports The Australian.
Richard Dawkins has done us a service in his honesty by grimly pointing out that people like him don’t believe in the sanctity of choice anymore than I do. They too believe in obligation and tradition, writes Max Wind-Cowie in The Catholic Herald.
The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) was set up by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in 1987 as the national justice and peace agency of the Church in Australia.
The proportion of Americans who don't identify with a specific faith is growing. What does this mean for the future of funeral rites, asks The Atlantic.
Pope Francis has confirmed that his encyclical on the environment has been written and is currently under revision, reports Vatican Radio.
Satanists have returned a consecrated wafer intended for use in a black mass after a US archdiocese threatened them with legal action, reports The Tablet.
The Vatican has asked the Archdiocese of Sydney to review an investigation conducted under Cardinal George Pell, which criticised the credibility of two alleged victims of Church child sex abuse, reports The Australian.
Catholic Relief Services has decided to keep its personnel in the three countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak, while following enhanced sanitary procedures and restricting most travel, reports the Catholic News Service.
Church leaders have called on Australians to stop turning a blind eye to the butchery of Christians, as well as Muslims and other groups, by radicals from Islamic State, reports The Australian.
More than 250 people came to celebrate with Caritas Australia as the organisaiton marked its 50th Anniversary with a Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral last week, reports Kairos in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.