Iraqi religious minorities, including Christians, are questioning why their government failed to protect them from the brutality of Islamic State forces, reports the Catholic News Service.
A UN committee has asked the Australian government to explain its response when Cardinal Pell backed a Vatican refusal to hand over documents to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
You might think with Pope Francis making economic justice a centrepiece of his Papacy that American bishops would awaken from their slumber when it comes to addressing extreme income inequality, writes John Gehring in NCR Online.
A special page on the Vatican website has been launched which brings together many Vatican communications (radio, television, print, social media) regarding the Synod of Bishops on the Family.
This film is based on a 2004 novel, Where the Rainbow Ends. But it could have been called Long Years Journey into the Evident. This is the story of Rosie and Alex, childhood and teenage best friends, and the ups and downs of their lives.
The Pope has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, urging him to ensure the G20 delivers real improvements to the lives of the poor, reports the ABC.
The new Archbishop was met by an honour guard last night as he entered St Mary's Cathedral, took prayer before the Blessed Sacrament then took his seat in a three-part ceremony confirming his appointment, reports The SMH.
When 70-year-old Sister Jane Keogh CSB was arrested and led to a paddy wagon by eight Federal police officers in Canberra yesterday, she was disappointed the matter hadn’t gone further, reports news.com.au.
A Pakistani court has remanded in custody four people accused of burning to death a Christian couple for alleged blasphemy — killings which have sparked nationwide anger, reports AFP on Ucanews.
Pope Francis has set up a new judicial body to overcome a backlog of dealing with cases of sexual abuse committed by clergy, reports The Tablet.
America's bishops came together on Monday to project an image of unity, after a Vatican meeting on the family unleashed an uproar over the direction of the Church, reports AP in The Huffington Post.
Australian faith leaders from across the religious spectrum have issued a joint call for G20 leaders to urgently act on climate change, end fossil fuel subsidies and rapidly transition to a low carbon economy.
In demoting American Cardinal Raymond Burke from his powerful perch at the Vatican, Pope Francis has sidelined an outspoken conservative agitator — for now, writes Josephine McKenna in the Religion News Service.
The Papal Nuncio in Australia, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, recently promoted to a senior position in the Vatican, was criticised by a UN committee for claiming diplomatic immunity in refusing to hand over documents on abusive priests.
In his book The Dark Box, the Secret History of Confession, John Cornwell examined the impact that the Confessional has had on the young and on priests.
Betty has dementia. Betty has had dementia for over eight years. Betty is my mother, writes Patty Fawkner in The Good Oil.
The Salesians of Don Bosco is an international organisation of priests and brothers dedicated to the service of the young, especially the disadvantaged and marginalised.
Caritas officials have urged that efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in west Africa should focus on keeping Catholic clinics open because they are the best-equipped in the region, reports the Catholic News Agency.
The presence of Anthony Fisher's parents at their son’s installation tomorrow night as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney will set a record. He will be the first to have both his parents alive for such an occasion, reports The Australian.