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.
In the first century BC, a grassy hillside just north of what is now St Peter’s Square was used as a burial place for local Romans. It remained in use until the early fourth century AD, when work on St Peter’s Basilica began, reports the Religion News Service.
Before the year dedicated to consecrated life begins in November, the Vatican Vongregation for religious hopes to release its final report on the 2009-2010 visitation of US women's communities, reports CNS in America.
When two young nuns came to the Kimberley in the 1970s, they couldn't have guessed how their lives would become so entwined with the Warmun community and a seminal time in Aboriginal education, reports the ABC.
Catholic education needs a roundtable to include all important stakeholders, writes Rodger van Allen in America.
Mary MacKillop Outreach is a volunteer-based, disability support service, which assists people with mental illness and/or disabilities who live in Assisted Boarding Houses in Sydney’s Inner West.
Courageously follow Jesus in seeking out the poor and sinners, and in making difficult sacrifices in order to help and heal others, Pope Francis said in his first message for Lent, reports the Catholic News Service.
A Vatican spokesman has dismissed reports suggesting Pope Francis will watch the Oscar-nominated film, Philomena, reports The Catholic Herald.
Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen is to meet Pope Francis on April 3, reports The Tablet.