The Islamist State group ISIS has told the Christians in Mosul they face death if they do not embrace Islam or pay tax, reports Al-Jazeera. Defiant Christians have started painting 'We are all Christians' on their homes, reports Twitter.
The Church should not be waiting for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to make its final report before putting in place reforms, writes Francis Sullivan in ABC Online.
In the lead-up to Pope Francis’ visit to South Korea next month, a Korean priest said he expects ground-breaking changes there in terms of peace and the Church’s service to society, reports Ucanews.
Columban Fr Michael Riordan was a vet before he became a missionary priest. His journey started in 1977, when he asked the Dean of Veterinary Medicine at University College, Dublin, for a reference, reports the Columbans Mission Society.
The family of Edel Mahady, a registrar at Good Shepherd Catholic School at Kelmscott, Perth, have released a statement about their 'tiger mother.' Mrs Mahady was returning after visiting her mother in Ireland, reports Perth Now.
This French film is based on the play of the same name by American David Ives, which was in turn inspired by an Austrian novel written by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch (whose work gave the world 'masochism').
Pope Francis has telephoned Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, urging all sides to end hostilities and build peace, reports the Catholic News Service.
A Sacred Heart sister who taught at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in Sydney, and an Irish mother who worked as a bursar at a Perth Catholic college were among those killed in the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine.
This web page is the digital home of this congregation, which was founded by Fr Andreas Amrhein, who wanted to renew the idea of mission in the Benedictine tradition.
Australians yesterday remembered those killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at church services, as stories emerged of parents losing children, and doctors, teachers and a nun among the dead, reports Yahoo7.
This website is the digital home for this Religious Congregation founded by Fr Jules Chevalier at Issoudun, France in 1854 - an international order of about 1900 Brothers and Priests in over fifty-five countries, on six continents.
Civilians in Gaza used a brief cease-fire to spill onto the streets and replenish scarce supplies, Church representatives have said, according to the Catholic News Service.
Pope Francis and the Governor of the Bank of England both stressed this week that the human person must be at the centre of the global economy, reports The Tablet.
Amid the countless times Bishop Peter Ingham has comforted the sick, performed marriage ceremonies and baptisms, or celebrated feast days and masses, one encounter has always stuck with this Bishop of Wollongong, reports The Illawarra Mercury.
A growing number of churches and other faith groups are divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies, which release large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, reports the Religion News Service.
They might have lived in the fifth and 19th centuries, but the values that St Benedict and Bishop Polding bequeathed to us are very relevant for 21st-century Australian life, says Good Samaritan Sister, Clare Condon.
Pope Francis' cricket team is not only padding up against the Anglicans, it now looks set to enter an inter-faith 'pitch battle' with a cricket-mad part of the Muslim world, reports AAP in Yahoo7.