The Melbourne Response discouraged sex abuse victims from going to the police in some instances, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has found, reports the ABC.
A study of sainthood has found that it takes an average of 195 years to be recognised, reports ValuePenguin, which has produced an illuminating graphic to highlight its findings.
The De La Salle Brothers in Australia have written to the Prime Minister offering to use a property they own on the NSW South Coast to house Syrian refugees.
Pope Francis has warned against the risk that Islamic militants could slip into Europe under cover of the huge wave of asylum seekers fleeing war in Syria, reports Reuters on the ABC.
The Truth, Justice and Healing Council has described the recommendations for a national redress scheme for child sexual abuse survivors as a "huge leap forward" for survivors and "would provide equal access and treatment" for them.
Fifty inmates from a Rome jail were given a private tour of the Vatican Museums on Sunday, setting the tone for Pope Francis’ visit to a US prison later this month, reports the Religion News Service.
British MPs have voted overwhelmingly against legalising assisted dying, reports The Tablet.
This website is the homepage for the Augustinians in Australia. It contains news and information on the spirituality and works of the Order.
The Pope's annulment decision last week will recalibrate the discussion at October’s Synod of Bishops on the Family, likely reducing the emphasis on the question of Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics, writes John Allen.
Sydney Fish Market is hosting a day of family-friendly activities to celebrate the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on Sunday September 27.
The Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart ordained six new priests in a ceremony at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne on Saturday.
One of the most urgent goals for American Catholic leaders is to affirm the place of Latinos in the Church and inspire them to stay in the fold, reports AP in Crux.
Cuba's government announced pardons on Friday for more than 3,500 prisoners, setting the stage for an eagerly awaited visit by Pope Francis with the largest release of its kind since the 1959 revolution, reports AFP on Yahoo7.
Leaked emails between the Archbishop of Santiago and his predecessor show how they acted to block a well-known abuse survivor from being named to the Vatican's sex abuse commission, reports AP/SkyNews.
Hundreds of Syrian refugees will be given free housing and schooling through the Catholic Church in Queensland, reports The Australian.
Rockhampton’s parish support officer Margaret Hallinan has spent the past 37 years walking with adults seeking to know more about the Church and themselves. The Catholic Leader finds out why she does it.
Bernard d’Espagnat, who has died aged 93, was a French physicist and philosopher of science who in 2009 won the Templeton Prize for his work on the philosophical implications of quantum mechanics.
Mark 8:27-35 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”