The head of the Church in England and Wales has apologised for the role the Church played in placing babies with adoptive families in the decades after World War II. The Tablet has the story.
The Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, Bill Wright, has announced the name of the diocese’s newest secondary school, Catherine McAuley Catholic College, which will open in 2020, with building works set to commence in 2018.
From the outside, the Church of the Holy Spirit in Tolentino, a town of about 20,000 people in central Italy, still looks like an ordinary church. But inside, it looks more like a homeless shelter, because that’s what it’s become. Crux reports.
"Dear Mother Cabrini, I am writing to you with an idea for a TV mini-series. It is called Saint and the City and will be based around your life. This series will be everything that Sex and the City never was." Michael McGirr gets personal with compassion.
Displaced Iraqi Christians are determined to return to their homes in areas liberated from ISIS, according to the Archbishop who has led the relief effort during their period of exile. The Catholic Herald reports.
One of Australia’s largest health and aged care service providers has announced plans to install solar photovoltaic power across 16 sites in three States, in what will be one of the nation’s largest commercial solar rollouts to date.
An average kid growing up in a poor Catholic family in a dying industrial town in New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen dreamed of escape and found it through his teenage skills with a guitar, hustling gigs until it dawned on him that writing his own songs offered brighter prospects.
A Harvard law professor who experienced a conversion to Catholicism has suggested there is no middle way between atheism and the Church. The Catholic Herald has the story.
Sir Sigmund Sternberg, an English businessman who founded the Three Faiths Forum, a dialogue group of Christians, Muslims, and Jews for which he won the 1998 Templeton prize for progress in religion, has died aged 95.
"Last month, a 27-year-old friend of mine named John died. Like other cataclysmic events, there was no hint whatsoever that this was coming. No illness. No injury. No symptoms of any kind. Nothing," writes Amy Morris-Young.
On any list of the most consequential Catholic nations, the Philippines would easily finish in the top five, and there’s a good case to be made that it’s Number One. Today, the Church in the Philippines is in crisis. John Allen has the story.
"The liturgical year is a roll call of people who gave their lives to follow Jesus. The Church calls them saints, which is unfortunate. Dorothy Day said: 'Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed so easily,'" writes Joan Chittister OSB.
Lisa Carter was drifting from the Church for a long time, until the bells of St Agatha’s, Clayfield, in Brisbane, called her back. For 14 years, she had no interest in being a part of any Church. She was disillusioned, but deep down she was still Catholic.
May 1 was Fr Gabriele Amorth’s 91st birthday. After saying morning prayers, he spent six hours reviewing the mail requesting his services. At exactly 3pm he began to conduct the ritual of exorcism. His old adversary was waiting.
Luke 20:27-38 Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to Jesus, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us."
Sr Mary Prema Pierick is the Superior General of the Missionary Sisters Charity, the religious congregation founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, now St Teresa.
Luke 21: 5-19 While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here - the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.”
Luke 23:35-43 The rulers sneered at Jesus and said: “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.”
Today, the city of Florence is like a big museum with its incredibly beautiful churches, galleries, outstanding exhibitions, and unsolved historical stories. The cherry on the top of this magnificent cake is the Santa Maria di Fiore – a beautiful church dedicated to St Mary.