Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke has been secretly buried in an Italian prison cemetery, according to La Repubblica newspaper, reports AAP on SBS.
Pope Francis will receive Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 25, the Vatican said yesterday, as the Roman Catholic Church seeks to improve ties with the Russian Orthodox Church, reports AFP in Yahoo7.
This American historical film was inspired by a 2008 story published in The Washington Post by Wil Haygood, titled A Butler Well Served by This Election.
At times, Blessed Pope John Paul II was not well informed by his associates, according to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, secretary to the former Pope, reports the Catholic News Agency.
Victorian Catholic school teachers have voted in favour of a new pay deal more than six months after their state school counterparts won a pay rise, reports The Age.
Townsville Bishop Michael Putney has spoken about same-sex marriage, saying there is sympathy within the local church, reports the ABC.
At the end of the November 6 general audience in St Peter's Square, Pope Francis drew attention by warmly embracing a man who suffers from a rare disease causing neuronal tumours all over his body, reports the Catholic News Agency.
A few weeks ago, there was a brief flurry of mindless enthusiasm in The Guardian over the notion that Pope Francis was abandoning the traditional battlements of Catholicism, writes Conrad Black.
At a meeting of 50 mothers on the Indonesian island of Flores several years ago, Servants of the Holy Spirit Sister Eustochia Monika Nata asked the gathering if their husbands had ever hit them. “Only two mothers said never,” she recalls.
Are we witnessing another period of ‘the wars of religion’? What hope is there for cultivating peace if religion is fuelling hatred? Are journalists 'blind' to the religious news in their midst?
Australia's most prominent Catholic organisations, including the Archdioceses of Sydney and Melbourne, Catholic migrant and social justice groups, are among a large group of signatories to an open letter to the Prime Minister about asylum seekers.
MercyCare and St John of God Health Care (SJGHC) have jointly announced the purchase of Mercy Hospital Mt Lawley (MHML) by St John of God Health Care.
Catholic Religious Australia is the peak body for leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life resident in Australia.
Nearly a week after news that the Vatican asked for bishops to distribute a questionnaire on issues like contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce, there is no consensus on what that direction means, reports NCR Online.
Israeli authorities have demolished a house belonging to Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which the Patriarch has described as "an act of vandalism that infringes international law,” reports Vatican Insider.
A recently published biography of Francis notes that the Pope is planning a major encyclical on environmental matters. Pope Francis has asked Leonardo Boff to send him his writings on eco-theology as part of his preparation, writes Neil Ormerod.
The Church has spoken out against a proposed referendum in Ireland on same-sex marriage in 2015, a move already proving divisive in the historically Catholic nation, reports AFP in The Australian.
The recent claims of eavesdropping on the Vatican are nothing new. But it’s hard to imagine any current foreign snooping could match the spying frenzy of the Cold War when the communist “East” and democratic “West” were locked in an ideological battle.
Blessed John Paul II’s 2004 meeting with and praise of the founder of the Legionaries of Christ, who later was banished to a life of penance because of sexual abuse, was a mistake, said the late Pope’s longtime secretary, reports CNS in The Catholic Herald.