The Vatican has announced that Francis' encyclical on the environment will be released in June, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon praised his efforts to address climate change, reports NCR Online and Crux.
South African police said yesterday they had arrested three people for the rape and murder of a 86-year-old nun of Austrian origin nearly two weeks ago, reports AFP on Yahoo7.
Opponents of a referendum next month that would recognise “gay marriage” in Ireland face an uphill fight, reports the Catholic News Agency.
Church aencies said survivors of the Nepal earthquake are in desperate need of shelter and aid as it emerged that thousands, including children, were forced to sleep outside as temperatures plummeted overnight, reports The Tablet.
When news broke last week of US Bishop Robert Finn's resignation, a primary question was asked: Did he step down on his own, or was he forced out?
The Pope's much-anticipated encyclical on the environment will need to be about more than science. It also needs a thoelogical foundation, writes Thomas Reese in NCR Online.
The Mercy Campaign has launched a petition in a bid to persuade the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, to grant clemency to Bali Nine ring leaders, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.
Pope Francis has warned a group of newly ordained priests not to deliver “boring homilies” during impromptu remarks on Sunday as he presided over the ordinations of 19 priests for the diocese of Rome, reports The Catholic Herald.
A teachers' strike planned for today was called off after the Independent Education Union yesterday announced the details of a “significant breakthrough” to end a stand-off with the Catholic Commission of Employment Relations, reports The Educator.
Loyola Press has a Three-Minute Retreat on this website.
This video from Rome Reports talks to the young creators of a website which explains the teachings of the early Church by focussing on the lives of actual Christians from the early days.
As the video from Rome Reports explains (see separate video item), Early Christians was created by three young men who believe we can learn much refocussing on the lives and circumstances of early Christians.
The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference has condemned the murder of an elderly nun who was found bound in her room at a convent in Ixopo, South Africa, reports CNS in The Catholic Herald.
It’s time to “stop playing around” about anti-Christian persecution. That's the message from a leading Kenyan bishop, who says “we are under threat as Christians, and our institutions are not defending us,” writes John Allen in Crux.
Italian police have arrested 10 people, and are looking for eight others, suspected of plotting attacks on the Vatican in 2010, as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan, reports the ABC.
As the beatification of Oscar Romero looms, the criminal gangs which terrorise El Salvador have promised, as a gift to the martyr, to suspend killing police and military officers, judges, politicians, and the poor, reports Crux.
The 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottoman forces in the genocide that lasted from 1915-22 were canonised in a two-hour ceremony on Friday, reports The Tablet.
A 71-year old man who suffered a cardiac arrest while practising with the St Mary's Cathedral bellringers is alive today thanks to the quick thinking and first aid knowledge of other bellringers, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.
Sir Thomas More loses his head in the BBC's acclaimed historical drama, Wolf Hall. But the real suspense is whether More will also lose his halo, reports the Religion News Service.