All of Brazil wept yesterday as they watched Germany punch in a stunning seven goals, the most ever scored in any World Cup semi-final. Jesus wept, too... at least in the Twittesphere
Catholic leaders in the Holy Land have called for an end to the cycle of violence and criticised Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories and its collective punishment of Palestinians, reports the Catholic News Service.
If you listen to TV ads carefully, you can certainly learn a lot there about ecclesiastical physics, writes Joan Chittister in NCR Online.
This two-part series examines how a corrupt, paedophile, drug-addicted priest founded The Legionaries of Christ which he ran for 60 years with the Vatican’s seal of approval.
Introducing the new president of the Vatican bank yesterday, Cardinal George Pell said the Vatican's ambition is 'to become something of a model of financial management rather than a cause for occasional scandal,' reports the Catholic News Service.
Josephites from around the world have joined the Refugee Council and other human rights groups in pleading for the rights of desperate people fleeing for their lives, reports the Sisters of St Joseph.
The Church 'which talks about a preferential option for the poor must show, unflinchingly, a preferential option for those who have been victims of abuse within its fold,' the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has said, reports The Irish Times.
The Diocese of Baton Rouge has issued a statement decrying a decision by the Louisiana Supreme Court which could compel a local priest to testify in court about confessions he might have received, reports Ucanews.
The CEC provides opportunities for people to understand the Catholic religion by responding to specific requests for information and making appropriate resources available.
A Redemptorist priest in the Philippines issued an apology yesterday after a video of him insulting an unwed teenage mother drew a barrage of criticism on social networks, reports Ucanews.
The Church has signalled it will replace the board of the Vatican bank after its profit nosedived during 2013, reports The Wall Street Journal. Cardinal George Pell, head of the Secretariat for the Economy, will announce the new board today.
The patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Baghdad has called the current situation in his country 'perhaps the darkest and most difficult period in (the Church’s) recent history,' reports the CNS in The Catholic Herald.
Bonnie Engstrom tells The Catholic Herald how her son was restored to life after she prayed for the intercession of a pioneering televangelist.
Pope Francis has called for a complete ban on the production and use of landmines, reports the Catholic News Service.
Catholic Earthcare was established by the ACBC to help promote understanding among people that Creation is sacred and endangered, and must be protected and sustained for present and future generations.
Those who dismiss Pope Francis' concerns about unfettered capitalism on the grounds that being from Argentina makes him naive need to brush up on their history, writes Kate Gordon in Milliennial Journal.
The Catholic Education Office in Sydney has called for a 'balanced debate' as teachers at Catholic schools across the Macarthur region in the south-west of Sydney vote to stop work next week, reports The Camden-Narellan Advertiser.
St Brigid's Church and Hall in South West Victoria were built in 1914 by Irish settlers whose Catholic faith was the foundation of their community life. When the Church put it up for sale, a battle ensued.
While an interim High Court injunction last night temporarily prevented the return of 153 asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities, the Jesuit Refugee Service has expressed deep concern over revised asylum protocols.