When marriage is reduced to a contract for mutual economic advantage among any configuration of consenting adults, something essential in what Christians understand to be “marriage” is lost, writes George Weigel.
St Pauls, a member of the St Pauls international group, publishes religious books, CDs and DVDs for adults, teenagers and children.
Have you ever seen a Catholic priest with traditional Islamic clothing? Look no further than these missionaries in Africa, referred to as the "White Fathers" because of the colour of their habits.
The Archibald Prize never fails to draw out fascinating stories. This year, Catholic comedian Anh Do has shown his contemplative side with a portrait of his father, the troubled man who brought him to Australia as a boy refugee, writes The SMH.
The notion of original sin has engaged the best minds for centuries. But it is no mere theological abstraction. Pondering whether it's possible to be "born bad" is central to the Western experience of being human, writes James Boyce.
Sylvia Hassenfeld was the matriarch of the founding family of the Hasbro toy company, who became a path-making philanthropist and one of the first women to head a major international Jewish aid organisation.
John 3:13-17 In this Gospel passage from St John, Jesus explains why he was sent by the Father - not to condemn the world, but to save it.
"The first language God uses to communicate to me is Creation. Being created by The Word, everything which comes from Him is a word and speaks of Him. It is for me to listen and to answer..." said Cardinal Henri de Lubac.
Last week, Israel's Shimon Peres was received by the Pope and voiced a radical idea: It's time for a United Religions body headed by Francis to take on the task of securing world peace. Could this bold idea work, asks The Jerusalem Post.
Next week, Scotland goes to a referendum on whether to break away from the United Kingdom. An independent Scotland could have wide - and little realised - implications for the European Union, writes The Economist.
Three children and their mother have been murdered at their farm house in the Riverina, south of Wagga Wagga in NSW. The children went to a local Catholic primary school, reports The SMH.
Rose Treacy, a volunteer on leave from the Victorian Police, shares her story of volunteering with the Sisters of St Joseph in Warmun (Turkey Creek) in the Kimberley.
The Church has always taken a pragmatic approach to government regulation. Our concern has always been about the value and extent of the red tape, rather than the identity of the regulator, writes Fr Brian Lucas, in The SMH.
Pope Francis has blessed the Vatican’s cricket club ahead of the team’s first ever tour of England. But an umpire has been rejected by officials over his Anglican ancestry, reports The Catholic Herald.
Australian couple Dr Ron and Mavis Pirola are among 14 married couples who have been chosen from around the world to attend October's Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, reports the Catholic News Service.
The Spiritans are part of an international congregation of nearly 3,000 members serving in 57 countries which includes priests, brothers and lay men and women dedicated to sharing the Good News.
The film Boyhood has become famous because of its making, a process of 12 years, persevering with cast and the changes in their lives.
Singer Kerrie Biddell, who has died from a stroke aged 67, will be remembered as Australia's most distinguished jazz singer and as the performer who rejected the glamour of Las Vegas to be true to herself and her art, reports The SMH.