The Vatican and women religious are caught up in a tension with historical, sociological and ecclesiastical roots, but a solution could be found, Sr Elizabeth Johnson said, reports NCR Online.
A papal adviser says Catholics should be using social media to make the atmosphere online a positive place where people can deepen their relationships with one another, reports The LA Times.
Pope Francis placed 124 Korean martyrs on the last step toward sainthood in a beatification Mass on Saturday that brought elation to the 800,000 people in attendance. The sun was blazing as Bishop Francis Ahn Myong-ok of Masan, president of the commission for the beatification, asked the Pope to pronounce the martyrs blessed. After hearing a brief collective biography of 124 of the original founders of the Korean Catholic Church, Pope Francis pronounced the formula of beatification, reports the Catholic News Service.
On this program, Texts and Traditions takes a brace of texts that have found new, 21st-century interpreters.
The largest leadership organisation for US women religious began its annual assembly on Wednesday by focusing on one of the criticisms levelled against it: the contemplative, collaborative process for making decisions, writes NCR Online.
Australian Catholic University (ACU) conferred its highest honour, Doctor of the University, on the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, last night during his visit to Sydney.
Mercy Works supports long term development projects, working with some of the most challenged people in Australia and the South-East Asia Pacific region.
I have been here in the USA for the last month. I am presently spending the week down on the Mexican border at the Kino Border Initiative, which is a Jesuit-sponsored cross border project at Nogales, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ.
Pope Francis will encounter a vibrant but divided Korean church. 'There are actually two churches here,' said Columban Father Pat Cunningham, 'the Church of the bishops and the Church of the progressive minority', reports NCR Online.
Pope Francis has warned South Korea's Catholic bishops not to let their country's 'prosperous, yet increasingly secularised and materialistic society' distract the Church from its essential duty to evangelise, reports the Catholic News Service.
Teachers at 37 Catholic schools across the ACT and south-east NSW have voted to strike on August 25 and 26 over wages and conditions, reports The Canberra Times.
The Australian Premiere of The Francis Effect, a film by Salt+Light TV, will take place on Tuesday in Sydney.
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Families of the victims of the April Sewol ferry accident have appealed directly to Pope Francis for justice on the eve of his visit, reports the Catholic News Service.
Loves Makes A Way is a movement that draws upon the inspiration of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr, as an ecumenical coming together of Christians with the backing of ‘Pace e Bene Australia,’ dedicated to nonviolence, writes James O'Brien.
Up to 4000 Iraqi and Syrian Christians and members of other minorities fleeing persecution by Islamic State terrorists will be offered sanctuary in Australia by the Abbott Government, reports The Australian.
Elbows bent, hands clasped close to the chest as if in prayer, the priest whispers: 'Praying position… muscle memory,' he says. 'Extend your arms and pull the trigger,' writes Ucanews.
Church officials in India have expressed embarrassment that a nationally publicised gang rape of a novice affiliate in southern Bangalore turned out to be hoax, reports the Catholic News Service/Ucanews.