A Liberian bishop unable to attend the Synod of Bishops on the Family has urged his fellow bishops to use their influence to help West African families in their enormous suffering caused by Ebola, reports the Catholic News Service.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has welcomed the concluding message released on the weekend by the Synod Fathers at the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops in Rome.
Pope Francis has for the first time allowed the Sistine Chapel to be rented out for a private corporate event, with the proceeds to go to charities working with the poor and homeless, reports The Telegraph.
The Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria, are experiencing "terrorism of previously unimaginable proportions" in which the perpetrators seem to have no regard for the value of human life, Pope Francis said yesterday, reports CNS.
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A Blue Mountains school principal has been honoured with a rare medal from the Pope during community commemorations for the anniversary of the 2013 bushfire disaster, reports the ABC.
Dr Kathy Landvogt, Manager, Social Policy & Research at Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services, will speak at the next Breakfast Briefing for Catholic Social Services Victoria.
A Franciscan priest abducted by Islamist terrorists in Syria earlier this month has been released to house arrest at his convent in the north-eastern village of Knayeh, near the Turkish border, reports The Tablet.
As people analyse and debate the final relatio or report from the Synod on the Family, there is a danger of missing the forest for the trees. Let's not forget the big picture, writres Thomas Reese in NCR Online.
Conservative US Cardinal Raymond Burke has confirmed that he has been told he will be removed as the chief justice of the Vatican's Supreme Court, he told NCR Online at the Vatican on Saturday.
A report on the work of Catholic Prison Ministry in Victoria, titled I Was In Prison, by Professor Ruth Webber, was launched earlier this month. Here, the author explains the report’s findings, in Kairos/CAM.
The Mary MacKillop Foundation has announced funding for almost 70 life-changing community projects, driving greater social inclusion in Australia.
Here is the full text of the Bishops' closing message from the Vatican Synod on the Family: We, Synod Fathers, gathered in Rome together, greet all families of the different continents and in particular all who follow Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Pope Francis has suffered a setback as proposals for wider acceptance of gay people failed to win a two-thirds majority at the Synod, with paragraphs in a draft document stripped from the final text, reports the BBC.
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A NSW Police inspector learnt about scores of child sex abuse cases while on a Church advisory committee but did not report the information back to the force, the police watchdog heard on Friday, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
This is the website of the Sisters of Nazareth, who, as Catholic religious women, desire to seek God, become one with Him and take on His mind and way of life.
The final Synod report will serve as a starting point for future discussion. It was also presented with great transparency, including even sections that did not win the necessary votes for complete approval, says James Martin SJ in America.
Pope Francis has beatified Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, praising him as the "great helmsman" of the Second Vatican Council, reports the Catholic News Service.