A trove of ancient documents unearthed at the Vatican could shed light on the brutal crackdown on Christianity in isolationist Japan under its samurai rulers, reports AFP/Ucanews.
Fascinating and repellent. There is something mesmerising about films which portray the wheeler dealers of big finance, especially on Wall Street.
Venerable Fulton J Sheen was a charming matinee idol of an archbishop - popular on television and radio for decades. The Cause for his sainthood is worth reading about.
The most interesting criticisms of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, have come from libertarians who are closest to the economic views the Pope denounced, writes Michael Sean Winters.
The theme of the inaugural Australian Catholic Youth Festival, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, was brought to life in December, when 3400 young people, clergy, religious and group leaders gathered. The Archdiocese of Melbourne has this report.
A new translation of an inscription on an ancient pitcher may confirm Old Testament stories about King David and Solomon, reports Catholic Online.
Pope Francis has replaced a cardinal who headed the financial watchdog agency launched under Pope Benedict XVI with a bishop associated with an earlier effort to foster reform, reports NCR.
Like a comic book showdown, Rome’s 'decorum squad' took down the city’s latest hero when they scraped off and painted over the 'Super Pope' street art very early yesterday morning, reports the Catholic News Service.
Police have recovered a stolen gold and glass case that once contained the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, only to find the cloth stained with the blood itself was missing, reports the ABC.
The Augustinian Recollect Sisters serve the Church in various apostolates.
Sr Annette Cunliffe rsc, has expressed shock and disappointment at the Federal Government's latest asylum seeker policy.
This American fantasy action and sci-fi adventure film tells the story of how a band of samurai restore honour to their people after a treacherous warlord deceitfully disgraces their leader, who is ordered to suicide.
The Chinese New Year begins today. In an informal conversation, on the eve of the great feast, Cardinal Joseph Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, expresses his concern at the situation of the faithful in China, reports Asianews.
As the embattled Legionaries of Christ continue efforts to chart a new course during a general chapter meeting, there are signs the order is far from unanimous about what that course should look like, writes John Allen.
Suspected Islamic extremists used explosives and machine guns to attack a Catholic church and a village in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 99 people and razing hundreds of homes, according to eyewitnesses, reports The Tablet.
The Diocese of Sandhurst in Victoria will gift a 7.15 hectare nature reserve to the Bendigo community under revised plans for a $6 million land development at Golden Square, reports The Bendigo Advertiser.
A teacher has resigned from a leading Sydney Catholic boys school, St Aloysius' College, after an internal investigation revealed she had been having 'inappropriate relationships' with senior students, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
The Victorian Maronite Community is an Eastern Catholic Community, of some ten thousand people.