In his last two years as Pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for sexual abuse of children, reports AP on Yahoo News Canada.
This film is the sequel to the 2004 original. It involves many of the original cast, including Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy the egotistical newscaster.
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna has deplored the lack of appreciation for Pope Emeritus Benedict among theologians, reports The Tablet.
An Italian man set himself on fire in St Peter's Square yesterday and is being treated in hospital with burns over half his body, the Vatican and police sources said, reports news.com.au.
Clergy used to rank near the top in polls asking Americans to rate the honesty and ethics of people. This year, for the first time, fewer than half of those polled said clergy have 'high' or 'very high' moral standards.
The 'overwhelming majority' of clerical sex abuse cases are not reported to Rome because the Vatican wants to know only about incidents from the past 10 years, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard yesterday.
This is the last edition of CathNews for 2013. We wish our readers a Happy Christmas and safe, relaxing holiday over the New Year period.
The director of the Edmund Rice Centre in Sydney has anounced the formation of a Committee to promote the candidacy of Kiribati's President, Anote Tong, for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Steets is a respected community organisation working for young people who are homeless, drug dependent and recovering from abuse.
Whenever I speak to groups on the spirituality of joy, the most common query I receive is: does Christian joy, which flows from believing in the Good News, mean that I am supposed to be happy all the time, writes James Martin SC.
Mark Wahlberg is upfront about the central role faith plays in his life, admitting he often goes to church twice on Sundays, reports Who magazine.
The opening of The Spectacular Now shows us the central character, Sutter (Miles Teller) at his computer, typing an essay on something that was hard and challenging in his life as part of his application for college.
Pope Francis yesterday described Christmas as an occasion of joy but also a lesson in humility, when the faithful are called to imitate the example of God-made-man. He was speaking during his weekly public audience in St Peter's Square, reports the Catholic News Service.
New peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians have focused on security arrangements. Yet for ordinary Palestinians in the occupied territories, human rights should top the agenda.
The Lights of Christmas 2013 have projected a spectacular, colourful display of art and animation on to the 75-metre southern facade of Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.
GodVine is a Christian video website that focuses on uplifting, encouraging, and inspiring you in your daily life.
The Fellows of St John’s College within the University of Sydney have announced the appointment of Mr Adrian Diethelm as Rector of the College.