What is the place of Christianity in a supposedly secular society? One writer argues that Australia should follow the French Government’s example in banning religion from the public square. I have to disagree, writes Kevin Donnelly in Eureka Street.
Leaders of Victorian churches have sent an open letter to Victorian parliamentarians and candidates for the 2014 Victorian state election, calling for a new approach to criminal justice, reports the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
The Synod’s failure to achieve a two-thirds majority on the passage about remarried divorcees in the concluding document was an “anomalous” decision, according to the head of a leading Jesuit journal, reports Vatican Insider.
Language used at the Synod on the Family to describe gay relationships was “revolutionary,” according to Ireland’s senior archbishop, reports The Tablet.
A priest has been allowed to serve at a church in Melbourne's western suburbs for more than six years despite being convicted of killing a man and injuring a teenager in a drunken car crash in Croatia, writes The Sunday Age.
US Cardinal Raymond Burke, who has emerged as the face of the opposition to Pope Francis’ reformist agenda, has likened the Church to “a ship without a rudder” in a fresh attack on the Pope’s leadership, reports RNS.
An American Franciscan nun, Barbara Brillant, runs the National Catholic Health Council in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, where she has lived for 37 years.
This is the homepage of the Diocese of Rockhampton, which came into being in 1881 and is is one of five dioceses in the State of Queensland, and one of the 28 dioceses in Australia.
For 16 months, Catholic Health Care nurse Julie Rattray has battled her employer's insurer, Catholic Church Insurance, over life-changing injuries she sustained at work and the related claim it has refused to pay, writes The Sun-Herald.
Sr Judith Royer has combined her vocation as a Sister of St Joseph of Orange and her career in the theatre for over 40 years. Here she discusses what has driven her twin callings for the Global Sisters Report.
The Vatican has now released the official English translation of the final Synod on the Family report.
The halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system, reports AFP in Ucanews.
German bishops have criticised offers by internet giants Apple and Facebook to pay for female employees to have their eggs frozen so that they focus on their careers, reports The Tablet.
We are entering Phase Two of Francis’ Papacy, in which a period of good feelings has given way to an era of edge, writes John Allen in CruxNow.
A cookbook by a member of the Swiss Guard includes recipes chosen by Vatican officials and some of the Pontiff’s favourite Argentinian dishes, reports The Guardian.
CCJP is a coalition of individuals and groups, working for the emergence of just social structures in Australia and overseas. It works within the Church, at the service of the world and especially of the victims of injustice.
Pope Francis has told Pentecostal bishops visiting him in Rome that Catholics and Evangelicals should “walk together,” adding that focusing on differences amounted to “sinning against God’s will,” reports The Tablet.
A former Catholic school teacher in country Victoria was given a suspended sentence yesterday for a historical sex assault on a student in 1970, reports The Age.