The Church is no longer a European Church but a global Church. Our own missionary society of priests and sisters reflect great changes because we are now multicultural and multinational, writes Fr Gary Walker SSC.
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Notre Dame gets thumbs up from students, English bishop declares environmental alert in diocese, Salvadoran officer charged over Jesuit slayings.
Celebrity confers power to set the agenda, which makes Laudato Si’ one of the most influential documents of recent times. It is remarkable to read the whole book and realise that it is far more important even than that, writes Bill McKibben.
The Pontiff's trip to the US next month is the latest in a long line of Papal visits there. The Huffington Post has a photographic gallery of memorable moments.
There is no other religious, entertainment or political leader who could generate the kind of response inspired by Pope Francis, a fact that leaves some people scratching their heads and wondering why, writes Paul Brandeis Raushenbush.
The sheer breadth of Joan Bremner’s contributions and responsibilities at Brisbane’s Mater Hospital during 40 years of service verges on the astounding, reports The Catholic Leader.
Attending university is a life-changing experience. As young people strike out on their own for the first time, this will also be a time when many will lose their faith. But there are also those who end up deepening their faith during these years.
This American film tells a story of human spirit and determination triumphing over weakness. A prize boxer forced into retirement by tragedy, recovers his resolve to reach the peak of his sport again.
The Vatican has given its backing to a central Rome square being named after Martin Luther, a church reformer excommunicated by the Pope nearly 500 years ago, reports the Religion News Service.
An Argentine family has packed its bags and embarked on a months-long adventure through the Americas in a Volkswagen van, dubbed Francisca, to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis, reports AP/Crux.
Mexcian filmmakers are making a 3D animation movie about a Polish monk who laid down his life for a stranger at Auschwitz death camp and was later canonised by the Church, reports Reuters/Yahoo7.
Holiness invites us across the drawbridge of differences carrying the best of the faith that is in us. Then we can all stop worrying about the other side being unfaithful, writes Sr Joan Chittister in NCR Online.
Calvary brings the healing ministry of Jesus to those who are sick, dying and in need.
New Queensland Catholic Education Commission executive director Dr Lee-Anne Perry was organising her diary to visit every diocese before her role began, reports The Catholic Leader.
The NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, has banned every public school in the state from screening a documentary about children with gay parents during school hours, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
The Holy See has asked to be removed from a draft resolution prepared by the Palestinian United Nations mission which calls for the flags of Palestine and the Holy See to fly at the UN, reports The Catholic Herald.
A former Bishop of Rockhampton, Brian Heenan, put children at risk by failing to sack a paedophile priest, according to a submission by Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.