The Archdiocese of Manila has officially opened the process for the beatification and canonisation of a US Jesuit credited with building up the presence of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines during the last century, reports Ucanews.
The Church in South Korea said yesterday it had reached agreement with North Korea to send priests there on "a regular basis," seeking an opening in a country with a long history of tight religious control, reports AFP on Yahoo7.
Pope Francis will open the Church’s Jubilee of Mercy later today, marking a yearlong event expected to bring millions of pilgrims to Rome despite security concerns and logistical challenges, reports the Religion News Service.
Catholics can claim to possess some of the oddest museums in the world. The Catholic Herald presents five of the most unusual.
Major restoration work is underway to preserve Australia’s oldest consecrated Catholic Church, St Benedict’s on Broadway in Sydney, reports The Catholic Weekly.
Last week I did something that’s basically an act of madness: I delivered a set of five predictions for 2016 regarding the almost metaphysically unpredictable Pope Francis. Here they are, writes John Allen.
The Vatican says it will need at least 100 volunteers a day for the Jubilee of Mercy Holy Year. They will welcome all the pilgrims into churches and help out in Basilicas. For the major events, hundreds of volunteers will be needed.
Cardinal George Pell - then Fr Pell - was overheard in the 1980s discussing the sexual abuse of boys by paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been told, reports the ABC.
Vatican judges have granted a request by one of the defendants to have several Vatican officials, including the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, take the stand and testify in the so-called ‘VatiLeaks’ trial regarding the leaking of confidential documents.
A book on different approaches to regulating the ability of religious schools to make employment decisions will be launched at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney on Wednesday, December 9.
Donella Johnston, who heads the Australian Catholic bishops’ office for women’s participation, discusses her work in the field of combatting violence against women in the family home.
The former Bishop of Ballarat, Ronald Mulkearns, is expected to be absent from this week’s Royal Commission hearing because of ill-health, despite being compelled to appear as a witness, reports Fairfax Media.
The Vatican has announced that the PricewaterhouseCoopers accounting firm will carry out its first external audit, as Pope Francis seeks to make the Holy See’s finances more transparent, reports AFP on Yahoo7.
The Vatican has announced Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will take part in the official inauguration of the Jubilee of Mercy with the opening of the Holy Door tomorrow, reports the Catholic News Agency.
The Diocese of Brentwood in Essex, near London, has commissioned a piece of graffiti art for the Year of Mercy, reports The Catholic Herald.
The Archbishop of Indianapolis is expected to decide within the next few days if the local Catholic Charities agency will proceed to resettle a Syrian family in Indiana, over objections from the State Governor, reports Crux.
The next Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF), to be hosted in Sydney in December 2017, will launch a national Year of Youth.
As more Americans than ever before turn to in-vitro fertilisation to create families, a surprising ethical question – what to do with thousands of embryos stuck in a sort of frozen limbo – is dividing conservative Catholics, reports Crux.
The Synod of Bishops in October actually involved three forums: the real Synod, the mainstream media Synod and the blogosphere Synod. The first and third would be daily affairs; the second would be more sporadic, writes George Weigel.