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Francis's extraordinary popularity beyond the borders of the Church is in contrast to the view of him in the Vatican, where there is considerable grumbling. The old guard has lost control, writes Austen Ivereigh.
Australian Catholic Bishops have called on the community to focus on the message of Jesus Christ and his relationship with women, ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Tuesday.
Dozens of nurses at Perth's Swan District Hospital are angry they were not offered jobs or face reduced hours when Midland public hospital, to be operated by St John of God Health Care, opens next year, reports The West Australian.
The Pope has urged countries around the world to do more to help those suffering from hunger and malnutrition. "Perhaps we have paid too little heed to those who are hungry," he told an international conference on nutrition, reports The Catholic Herald.
As President of the bishops’ conference of Nigeria, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has made inter-faith outreach a priority in an attempt to restore peace to his country, and is not afraid to speak out and ruffle feathers, The Catholic Herald reports.
Being radical doesn’t have to be connected with violence. It can be very positive, writes Good Samaritan Sister Clare Condon in The Good Oil.
At least 4,000 Indians are expected at the Vatican this weekend to see Pope Francis officially declare two Indians — a mystic nun and a social reformer priest — saints, reports Ucanews.
Bethlehem University is a Catholic co-educational institution in the Lasallian tradition, whose mission is to provide quality higher education to the people of Palestine.
The body of a Ugandan missionary priest has been found in a mass grave as authorities search for the remains of 43 missing trainee teachers, the local diocese said, reports The Tablet.
Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Peter Comensoli as the third Bishop of Broken Bay.
Those with long memories might think of Francis, the talking mule. Those whose memories do not go back so far will probably think of drugs and smuggling and those who carry the drugs, the mules.
Growing numbers of Catholics in Latin America are abandoning the Church in favour of evangelical congregations or non-religious life, according to a new survey, reports The Tablet.
The Sydney Alliance brings together diverse community organisations, unions and religious organisations to advance the common good and achieve a fair, just and sustainable city.
Parishioners in Seattle are angry following an overflow funeral Mass with some 20 celebrants and choir at a local church followed by a catered reception for a former priest who admitted to sexually abusing boys, reports NCR Online.
Pope Francis has condemned the "unacceptable episodes of violence" in Jerusalem that "do not spare even places of worship," after an attack in a synagogue left four worshippers, a policeman and the two attackers dead, reports CNS.
The hijacking of the term "dying with dignity" by advocates of assisted suicide is an insult to the health professionals and pastoral carers who provide pain alleviation and comfort to the sick, the dying and their families, writes Jack de Groot in The Age.
The Australian Catholic University will celebrate the installation of former NSW Premier John Fahey AC as the new Chancellor of the University on Sunday.
Victoria is mourning the passing of two retired clergymen, the retired Bishop of Sale, Jeremiah Coffey and Monsignor James Murray, former priest at St Mary of the Angels in Geelong.