The NSW YMCA has denied claims made at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that its senior staff are to blame for a child care worker who abused boys in his care, reports ABC Online.
Bishops from North America, Europe and Africa called on international leaders to act immediately so people living in the Gaza Strip can have access to basic necessities, reports The Catholic News Service.
This film will probably not be on Vladimir Putin’s must-see list. But, by the last scene, it will definitely be on President Obama’s list.
The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (ACMRO) has welcomed the decision by the Federal Government to close four immigration detention facilities in Australia.
As prisons go, it's a relatively pleasant one. But the Sheshan seminary on the outskirts of Shanghai, is being used for the effective confinement of China's missing bishop, Thaddeus Ma Daqin, reports the BBC.
The national child sex abuse inquiry will sit this week to hear further evidence on two case studies - the YMCA NSW, and the Catholic Church's abuse complaints procedure, reports Nine News.
West Tamar Parishioners shared bitter-sweet feelings on Sunday as they farewelled Father Allan Hartcher ofm and Sister Frances McShane mss, ending 58 years of Franciscan presence at Riverside in Tasmania.
Malaysian priest Lawrence Andrew has been burned in effigy, investigated for sedition and denounced by Muslims in a spiralling dispute over whether Malay-speaking Christians can use 'Allah' to refer to their God, reports AFP in Ucanews.
The SMA is a community of Catholic missionaries who come from around the world with a commitment to serve the people of Africa. The website for this 150-year-old missionary society provides information on their work, history and
On the quiet main street of Sanjopuram Children’s Village in Chandpur, Haryana state in India, the houses are surrounded by well tended vegetable gardens. Onions and potatos grow in straight rows. Ripe papayas hang from the trees.
A British priest was found dead in his car after three days. What does this say about the lives of Catholic clergy? asks Christopher Lamb in The Tablet.
Fr Brian McCoy has been appointed to succeed Fr Steve Curtin as Provincial Superior of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus.
A recently discovered site may shed new light on historical research into the Nestorian Church, which is believed to be the earliest Christian movement to spread the Gospel in China, reports Ucanews.
A rabbi who has known Pope Francis for almost 20 years has said the Pope’s trip to the Holy Land in May will be a challenge because of the high expectations of Israelis and Palestinians and of Christians, Jews and Muslims, report CNS in The Catholic Herald.
When I saw Mary Poppins in 1965, she seemed far too severe in her manner and in her speeches, and I wondered whether I would enjoy this film. I definitely did and would heartily recommend it to most audiences.
The iconic statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janeiro, one of the city's most recognisable landmarks, has lost a thumb tip to lightning, local newspapers reported, according to ABC Online.
Francis is unafraid to address the roots of sin and expose them. That is precisely what he did last Thursday morning during his homily at daily Mass at the Chapel of St Martha, writes Deacon Keith Fournier.
A nun who kept her pregnancy a secret has given birth to a baby boy and named him Francesco in honour of the Pope, reports The Brisbane Times.
In the lobby of a luxury hotel, Michael Christian Martinez balanced on one leg and swung the other forward. The lanky 17-year-old was on the ball of his foot and looked like he was about to spring upward into the air.
The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn carries an innovative 'online prayer room' at their web site. The homepage of the important Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn contains information on the history and work of the archdiocese and its