The head of the Catholic Church's response to sexual abuse allegations encouraged victims to go to the police, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse has heard, reports the ABC.
The potential pitfalls of commercial surrogacy have emerged in the case of a Down's syndrome baby born to a Thai woman. Yet there may be circumstances in which the Church's ethical opposition to surrogate motherhood could be challenged, reports The Tablet.
Born out of World Youth Day 2002 in Canada, Salt + Light Media is an instrument of the New Evangelisation, with the mission to proclaim Jesus Christ and the joy of the Gospel to bring "people closer to Christ and the Catholic faith."
Sister Catherine Wybourne OSB is a Benedictine nun, Prioress of Howton Grove Priory, Hereford, UK and a well-known commentator in the UK media with an internet presence as the Digitalnun.
Pope Francis said the use of force can be justified to stop 'unjust aggressors' such as Islamic State militants in north-eastern Iraq, but he declined to endorse US military airstrikes against the militants, reports the Catholic News Service.
The Catholic Education Office of Western Australia sees early signs that its new school at Christmas Island's troubled family camp is helping asylum-seeker children and their parents, reports The Australian.
Pope Francis' appeal in South Korea for Catholics to combat the allure of materialism might be a hard sell in the newly rich and hyper-competitive country, reports Reuters in The Japan Times/Ucanews.
The ABC seems to have gone into defensive mode. Journalists at the public broadcaster are paid by the taxpayer to ask questions, but they are apparently discouraged from answering questions posed by taxpayers, writes Gerard Henderson in The Australian.
The Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Sean Brady, has submitted his resignation as Archbishop of Armagh after reaching the episcopal retirement age of 75 last Saturday, reports the Tablet.
Pope Francis wrapped up the first Papal visit to Asia in 15 years yesterday, urging the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as 'one family, one people,' reports AFP on Yahoo7.
Child abuse claims in Victoria since 1996 have cost the Catholic Church more than $34 million, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been told, the ABC reports.
Apparently they are not expendable at all. With the original and now two sequels, they are obviously inexpendable. There is no obvious reason for the expendables not to go on and on – except for most of the cast's advancing age!
Following up on his acclaimed debut Once, writer and director John Carney has made a sweet film with heart and soul, ably abetted by a very good cast.
The Church has expelled a Melbourne priest following allegations of sexual impropriety as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse begins hearings today in the Victorian capital, reports The Age.
In remarks intended for China, North Korea and Vietnam, Pope Francis said on Sunday that Asian governments should not fear Christians as they did not 'come as conquerors' but to be integral parts of local cultures, reports Reuters on Yahoo7.
We will state what should be obvious: Humanitarian aid is not sufficient to protect these minorities. If ever there was a just war, this is it, writes The Catholic Herald in an editorial.
Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) has a website with a wide range of articles, links, videos on aspects of its activities against human trafficking.
Sydney Catholic school students are taking a stand against keeping children in detention, reports the SMH, and the schools have also pledged to provide free tuition to all refugees in Sydney Archdiocesan schools.