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A diocese in Pennsylvania has taken down the Facebook photo of a nun with a deer she shot and killed after the posting drew criticism by anti-hunting and animal rights activists, the diocese said.
Fulton Sheen is reputed to have said: “Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.” His words came back to me as I waited to make my first confession in more than 20 years, writes Laura Keynes.
The then Fr George Pell became angry at a boy who told him that his brother had been beaten and abused by a teacher, and a former Victorian police chief commissioner was behind a conspiracy to conceal sex abuse crimes by a priest, an inquiry was told yesterday.
Non-Catholics, and some Catholics, too, might wonder how the ancient idea of a Jubilee Year remains relevant to our troubled times. Alas, the need of the Church and the world for mercy could scarcely be more evident, writes NCR Online,
Human rights and who pays for poor countries to transition into greener energy stand as major hurdles in the way of a global accord on climate change, say Catholic and other church activists on the sidelines of the Paris summit.
Pope Francis opened his Jubilee of Mercy yesterday, saying that this year will be one in which Catholics are called to grow ever more convinced of God’s mercy, which should always come before judgment, reports Crux.
Last month, Fr Rowland Yeo became the first deaf priest to be ordained in South-East Asia and one of just two dozen worldwide, reports Ucanews.
The spectacular light projections on the façade of St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney will be launched tomorrow night for the annual Lights of Christmas.
Pope Francis said leaders at the UN climate change conference in Paris must do everything possible to mitigate the effects of both climate change and poverty "for the good of our common home," reports the Catholic News Service.
The Archdiocese of Manila has officially opened the process for the beatification and canonisation of a US Jesuit credited with building up the presence of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines during the last century, reports Ucanews.
The Church in South Korea said yesterday it had reached agreement with North Korea to send priests there on "a regular basis," seeking an opening in a country with a long history of tight religious control, reports AFP on Yahoo7.
Pope Francis will open the Church’s Jubilee of Mercy later today, marking a yearlong event expected to bring millions of pilgrims to Rome despite security concerns and logistical challenges, reports the Religion News Service.
Catholics can claim to possess some of the oddest museums in the world. The Catholic Herald presents five of the most unusual.
Major restoration work is underway to preserve Australia’s oldest consecrated Catholic Church, St Benedict’s on Broadway in Sydney, reports The Catholic Weekly.
Last week I did something that’s basically an act of madness: I delivered a set of five predictions for 2016 regarding the almost metaphysically unpredictable Pope Francis. Here they are, writes John Allen.
The Vatican says it will need at least 100 volunteers a day for the Jubilee of Mercy Holy Year. They will welcome all the pilgrims into churches and help out in Basilicas. For the major events, hundreds of volunteers will be needed.
Cardinal George Pell - then Fr Pell - was overheard in the 1980s discussing the sexual abuse of boys by paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been told, reports the ABC.
Vatican judges have granted a request by one of the defendants to have several Vatican officials, including the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, take the stand and testify in the so-called ‘VatiLeaks’ trial regarding the leaking of confidential documents.