ACU Chancellor and former Defence chief, General Peter Cosgrove, has been named as Australia's next Governor-General, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse has heard harrowing details of small boys being dragged from their beds and raped within children's homes operated by the Salvation Army, reports the ABC.
The leading member of the Council of Cardinals has sharply criticised the Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal-designate Gerhard Müller, reports The Tablet.
The Timor Sea Justice Campaign focuses on raising awareness and support for the need to revisit the issue of maritime boundaries between Australia and the new nation of East Timor.
This American-British historical drama tells the true story of Solomon Northup, an African-American man, who survived 12 years as a slave, after he was abducted in Washington, DC and sold into slavery.
The news last week that, in a two year period, Pope Benedict had defrocked 384 priests for the sexual abuse of minors is both good news and terrible news at the same time, writes Francis Phillips.
Growing up in small-town Georgia, USA, John Johnson assumed that his funeral would look much the same as a typical farewell. But Johnson, now 44, envisions a 'green burial' that draws both upon his faith and his commitment to the environment.
The British Museum has unveiled a recently deciphered 4,000-year-old clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia (now Iraq), which is claimed to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever because it contains specifications for Noah's Ark.
Pope Francis: Women should play a greater role in society and the Church, without sacrificing their essential attention and contribution to their families, reports the Catholic News Service.
The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse was told on Friday that nothing has been done to remove a Marist brother from the Catholic order, despite the fact he is behind bars, reports the ABC.
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.