The State has the right to know many things, but it has no jurisdiction over matters of conscience, writers Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.
Over the past decades, the Camino de Santiago in Spain has become an extraordinary phenomenon of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims. What is perhaps less well known is that there are several other traditional routes, writes Fr Brendan Arthur in Kairos.
For fans of the director, Christopher Nolan, there is so much to relish in Interstellar. It is the story of a post-apocalyptic future in the US. It is also the story of NASA experiments to find planets where humans might be able to survive.
The Vatican has lifted its ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic churches outside their traditional territories, including in the United States, Canada and Australia, reports CNS/NCR Online.
This week, Vatican Astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ received the prestigious Carl Sagan Medal for his scientific work. Today's web review takes us to his personal live journal.
Cardinal Raymond Burke has urged Pope Francis to take the issues of Communion for the divorced and remarried, cohabitation and same-sex marriage “off the table” for next year’s Synod of Bishops, reports The Catholic Herald.
A study of “rough sleepers” by Centacare in Broome has found more than 100 homeless Aborigines there, sparking claims that Premier Colin Barnett’s plan to close remote communities will exacerbate the problem, reports The Australian.
Malaysia’s Federal Court has fixed January 21 to hear the Church's review application following its failure to get leave to appeal the Home Minister's ban on the use of the word "Allah" in its weekly publication, The Herald, reports Ucanews.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has said that were he to start a church he would “love to have women priests.” The remarks came during an interview with 60 Minutes on American television network CBS, reports The Catholic Herald.
Joan Clements, a director of WOOMB International, attended the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family at the Vatican last month. Here, she gives a first-hand account of what it was like to have a seat in the room.
Pope Francis has asserted the right of children to grow up in homes with mothers and fathers but urged the de-politicisation of families, in an address to a Vatican conference promoting traditional marriage, reports NCR Online.
Mourners at Georgina Bartter's memorial service at St Mary's Church in North Sydney yesterday heard there was a one in 10 million chance she would die from the drug she took at a music festival, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
Purgatory exists, even if we rarely talk about it, writes Fr Thomas Casey in The Catholic Herald.
This British-American film is a comedy-drama movie that has a stellar cast. It is a film of a play by the same name, written in 2002 by the film's Director, Israel Horovitz.
Pope Francis has officially announced that he will visit the US in September 2015, including a visit to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and New York City, reports the Catholic News Agency.
This choir of men and women is united by a love of quality choral liturgical music and is part of the wider musical establishment at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, where it sings at least once a month.
Fay Trombley, a Sister of Charity of the Immaculate Conception, has made Tuk in the Arctic Circle her home for the last 10 years. After retirement, she settled in the hamlet to fulfil a girlhood dream of serving as a missionary at the top of the world.
Vatican astronomer, Br Guy Consolmagno SJ, is to receive a prestigious scientific award by the American Astronomical Society this Thursday, reports The Tablet.
The Mexican Bishops' Conference has issued an impassioned plea for peace following the murder of 43 teacher trainees allegedly captured by crooked cops, killed by organised crime and burned, reports the Catholic News Service.