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Reading Lauren Winner's Wearing God is like having a chat with her over coffee. This book is a conversational examination of our unending attempts to interpret metaphors of the Bible and describe God in a way that makes the ineffable knowable.
Bishop Anthony Sharma, Nepal's first Bishop who oversaw the growth of the Church there, has died, four days before his 78th birthday. Bishop Sharma was suffering from brain cancer.
Sydney's Archbishop, Anthony Fisher OP, reminds WYD pilgrims they have a duty, Francis refuses to wear a bulletproof vest, Chinese magnate co-sponsors Vatican light show.
This year's annual exhibition of Nativity scenes in Rome features 167 exhibits from 33 countries. Some are traditional, others are modern. There is sand sculpture in some and movement in others.
Asked why as a Catholic she felt it was important for her to go on the Climate March, Erin Kennedy says: “I wish that was a question we didn’t have to ask.”
Christmas, the birth of divinity into humanity, requires long and prayerful stillness which only faith can reveal, writes Clare Condon SGS.
A British medical artist used the skulls of three Jewish men from the period when Jesus lived to reconstruct his face, reports The Independent.
Pope Francis has warned Catholics about con artists demanding money to pass through a holy door, such as the one opened in St Peter’s Basilica and other churches for the Vatican’s jubilee year, telling them salvation cannot be bought.
This film recounts the trickery and backroom deals that went into the greatest sporting deception in history: Lance Armstrong’s systemic drug cheating throughout his seven consecutive Tour de France victories.
During the Family Synod in October, I was inspired by a single, lay intervention – an address by Romanian Dr Anca-Maria Cernea, and her insistence that the Church is engaged in a spiritual battle in defence of the family, writes Francis Phillips.
Back in the late 1980s, I briefly flirted with the idea of a religious vocation. At one stage I thought I might want to become a Catholic brother, largely because I wasn’t sure about the priesthood, writes John Allen in Crux.
A Victorian priest has denied a suggestion from Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he “fabricated" facts to protect Cardinal George Pell from accusations that he had tried to bribe a survivor to keep quiet.
Geraldton’s St Francis Xavier Cathedral, described as the most unique cathedral in Australia, is undergoing a multi-million-dollar restoration to return it to the original glory envisaged by its designer, Msgr John Hawes, nearly a century ago.
Large numbers of faithful gathered outside the main city cathedrals in Melbourne and Sydney on Sunday to witness the opening of the Holy Door of Mercy.
Melbourne MP Lizzie Blandthorn has received calls of complaint from residents who claim her dark-skinned baby Jesus is inaccurate and offensive, reports Yahoo7.
A US senator has called on Pope Francis to personally intervene with a cardinal in the Dominican Republic who has made derogatory comments about the openly gay man who is the US ambassador to that country, reports AP/Crux.
Cardinal George Pell was worried about his planned appearance at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, his former housemate told the inquiry, reports Fairfax Media.