Thieves have broken into a small church in the mountains east of Rome and stolen a reliquary containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, reports Reuters on the ABC.
The 80-year-old Irish woman who inspired the Oscar-nominated film Philomena launched a campaign calling for access to adoption records on Friday, hoping her story will highlight the plight of tens of thousands, reports Reuters on Yahoo7.
The Australian government is conducting a campaign of cruelty towards asylum seekers, according to the Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Bishop Christopher Saunders.
January 26 was Leprosy Awareness Sunday. Here is a link to Leprosy Mission Australia's website.
Br Bray FSC, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University in the Palestinian Occupied Territories, will give an update on February 3 and 6, in Melbourne and Sydney, on changes at Bethlehem University and religious freedom in Palestine.
Pope Francis will not show leniency towards pedophile priests because truth and justice are of greater importance than protecting the Church, the Vatican's former sex crimes prosecutor said on Saturday, reports Reuters on Ucanews.
A Lebanese-born philanthropist, a Good Samaritan Sister, a Dominican Father and Marist Father have received Australia Day honours.
Amidst burned buses, tear gas and barricades around Kiev during Ukraine's political crisis, there is another sight that stands out: The strong numbers of Orthodox priests who have turned out, not to protest, but to pray, reports The Huffington Post.
CathNews will not be published on Monday due to the Australia Day holiday. We will return on Tuesday.
Young people from around the US and its territories travelled hundreds, even thousands of kilometres, through winter weather conditions to attend the March for Life in Washington, and speak out in defence of the unborn, reports the Catholic News Agency.
'The digital world can be an environment rich in humanity; a network not of wires but of people,' Pope Francis said in his message for World Communications Day, reports the Catholic News Service.
St Thomas More Parish in the ACT will celebrate its Golden Jubilee Mass on February 9.
A possible Papal trip to South Korea for an Asian youth gathering in August is under consideration as are invitations to the Philippines and Sri Lanka, the Vatican spokesman said, reports the Catholic News Service.
Pope John Paul II's secretary says he 'did not have the courage' to burn the Pontiff's notes, and is having them published, contrary to John Paul's wish, reports news.com.au.
Former defence chief Peter Cosgrove is tipped to be named on Monday as Australia's new Governor-General, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
This Australia Day weekend, it seems only right to take a look at this website promoting the Cause of Caroline Chisolm, a woman who may very well become Australia's next canonised saint.
A Marist brother has denied accusations that he failed to act when a boy at the Queensland Catholic school he ran was sexually abused, reports the ABC.
At a moment when the world is flush with new books and ever-evolving interpretations of Jesus, one of the last century’s artistic masters is providing art lovers with a striking take on the first-century religious figure.
What has intrigued me most about Pope Francis is not the way in which Catholics - well, most of them, anyway - have embraced him, but the way in which countless Protestants have moved into his fan club.