A Catholic priest was among church leaders who have staged a prayer vigil inside the federal health minister's electorate office to protest the government's treatment of asylum seeker children, reports AAP on Nine News.
Pope Francis has mourned the deaths of three Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary, who were murdered in two separate attacks in their residence in Burundi, reports the Catholic News Service.
The wisdom of "It takes a village to raise a child" has been lost as kids are either overprotected by permissive parents or neglected, Pope Francis said, reports the Catholic News Service.
A religious sister from Texas, who is serving the people of Papua New Guinea, will soon complete a website to raise awareness about the Church's apostolates to children there, reports the Catholic News Agency.
Letters between former US first lady Jackie Kennedy and a Dublin-based priest have been handed over to the Kennedy family, reports The Catholic Herald.
The synopsis for this film described the four central characters as “socially troubled.” Publicity for films doesn’t usually go for understatement, but this is spot on.
Facing mixed signals coming from the government on the Chinese mainland regarding dealings with the Vatican, Pope Francis hopes to warm their relationship and someday establish a diplomatic representative in Beijing, reports the CNA.
Catholic teacher union bosses say the system is flush after budget boosts, urging them to break an industrial action stalemate, reports news.com.au.
A Victorian woman has sued a Catholic priest and the order to which he belongs, for breaching duty of care after the two carried on the long-running relationship, despite the priest's vow of chastity, reports Nine News.
Two significant news items about asylum seekers came in the past week. A man died from an infection acquired on Manus Island, and the Red Cross laid off 500 workers after losing a contract to provide community support, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ.
Pope Francis has accepted Cardinal Sean Brady’s resignation as leader of the Church in Ireland, reports The Irish Independent.
The St Bakhita Centre is a place of welcome and hospitality for the Sudanese community in Sydney. Various activities take place at the Centre, including English lessons, pre-schooler play, a choir, markets and faith development.
Francis on Mother Teresa, Iraq crisis, new Primate for Ireland, Cardinal Turkson on ethical trade, Pope's condolences for slain journalist, papal visit to Philippines, Chinese police break-up prayers for MH370, Dalai Lama last of the line?
Church reaches out as Riverina mourns murdered family, 25 years of Notre Dame University, battling depression, suicide prevention day, 40 years for Archbishop Julian, on the road with Archbishop Prowse, Sr Joan Healy honoured.
Pope Francis's charisma and concern for people at society’s margins can be awesome to behold. As a result, it’s almost impossible sometimes not to go soft on him. There are at least four hard questions not being asked, writes John Allen in Crux.
Vladimir Putin is possessed by Satan and faces eternal damnation unless he repents, the head of Ukraine's Orthodox Church has claimed in a statement titled "New Cain," reports The Telegraph.
Just one month ahead of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, the Vatican Secretary of State has given an indication that its main focus may not be on reforms but on the legal and cultural threats to the family itself, reports The Tablet.
Senate crossbencher John Madigan has announced that he is resigning from the Democratic Labour Party because of a "cancer of political intrigue" within its ranks, reports the ABC.
This is a title that a customer might have to memorise exactly while going to the box office. The novel that spawned the film has a strong reputation in Scandinavia. And local audiences there have enjoyed the adaptation.