The Vatican has placed a laicised Papal ambassador under house arrest as he awaits a criminal trial for sexually abusing young boys, reports the Catholic News Service.
A priest in Queensland has been criticised by some of his own parishioners over his attempts to douse the fires between protesters for and against a mosque in Maroochydore, reports the Noosa News.
In spite of an apparent escalation by police, priests have vowed to continue fighting on behalf of indigenous Indonesian farmers locked in an ongoing land dispute on the island of Flores in East Nusa Tenggara Province, reports Ucanews.
If the upcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family is badly handled, we will have to live with the results for years to come, writes Fr Raymond de Souza, as he names his three hopes for the event for The Catholic Herald.
Based on James Dashner’s young adult novel, The Maze Runner is the latest studio attempt to kick-start a series with Twilight/Hunger Games/Divergent popularity, longevity and financial return.
The global head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, visiting Adelaide yesterday, says his country is suffering under an illegal Russian invasion, not a civil war, reports The Herald-Sun.
The head of the Church's highest court, Cardinal Raymond Burke, claims that next month's Synod on the Family has been hijacked by media sources fuelling expectations that impossible changes will be made to Church doctrine, reports CNA.
This is the website of the Sisters of St Jospeh of the Apparition, who follow Emilie de Vialar's Charism which incorporated two important faith elements - her vision of the Crucified Christ and the revelation of the Incarnation made to Joseph.
Two survivors of Albania's Communist crackdown on the Church brought Pope Francis to tears with their stories during a Vespers service in Tirana's Cathedral on Sunday, reports the Catholic News Service.
Pope Francis has named Australian theologian Tracey Rowland among the new female members of the International Theological Commission, reports The Catholic Herald.
Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, the new president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, has no doubt that life exists elsewhere in the universe and that when humanity discovers it, the news will come as no big surprise, reports CNS.
Faith leaders joined politicians, celebrities, musicians, labor unions, and more than 300,000 concerned citizens who marched through Manhattan on Sunday in the People's Climate March, reports NCR Online.
Listening with the ear of the heart can be a scary experience because it can call me to radical change, to a transformation of my limited human perspective, writes Good Samaritan Sister, Clare Condon SGS, in The Good Oil.
Bishops must not have “an expiration date,” Pope Francis told a gathering of recently appointed bishops yesterday, reports the Catholic News Service in The Catholic Herald.
Australia's first women religious, the Sisters of Charity, have been honoured with a memorial plaque presented to two health care ministries under the Sisters’ care in Brisbane, reports The Catholic Leader.
Australian Catholic University Vice-Chancellor Greg Craven has warned that the government's plan to fund for-profit colleges could "decimate" universities in regional and disadvantaged areas, reports the SMH.
A white zucchetto worn by Pope Francis is set to raise almost $130,000 for charity on the auction website eBay after an Italian television presenter persuaded the Pontiff to do a swap with him, reports The Tablet.
The Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family will not open until October 5, but some of its most prominent members are already publicly debating the eligibility of divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion.
The 20th century was haunted by the figure of the enemy - that often spectral, but sometimes all-too-real threat to national well-being and way of life.