When you take religion seriously, it unites rather than divides humanity, according to the 12 Jews, Christians and Muslims who travelled from Melbourne on a Joint Journey to Jerusalem.
Why has the Pope made a continent where only three per cent of the population is Catholic a priority? Francis sees Asia as the spiritual battery that will power the Church in the 21st century, writes the Catholic Herald in an editorial.
Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of a US journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria yesterday to console them for their loss and assure them of his prayers, reports the Catholic News Service.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse looks certain to be granted a two-year extension after Prime Minister Tony Abbott backed calls for additional funding, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
The need to bring seminaries into the 21st century is well overdue, writes Bill Tammeus in NCR online.
There is a case for urgent, humane and long term solutions for refugee processing, highlighting the appalling conditions of refugees and asylum seekers, especially the suffering of children in detention centres, writes Redemptorist Fr Bruce Duncan.
Cardinal George Pell says he was surprised by the number of complaints made in the lead up to the introduction of the Melbourne Response to abuse within the Church, reports the ABC.
Organisers of a satanic black mass slated to take place in Oklahoma City next month face a lawsuit on grounds that the consecrated Host used for the sacrilegious event is stolen, reports the Catholic News Agency.
The Bishop of Motherwell in Scotland has told a sheriff court that a priest “booby-trapped” a church house following attempts to evict him, reports The Tablet.
The Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict are religious women whose desire is to seek God.
Sydney poet Helen Thurloe has won the 2014 Australian Catholic University (ACU) Literature Prize with her poem Surgeon Mother.
During the past 40 years, video games have evolved from simple black-and-white to complex multi-player games. Compass examines their narratives from basic good versus evil story lines to ones that require sophisticated choices.
A priest has comforted the family of American journalist James Foley in New Hampshire after the Islamic State group released a gruesome video appearing to show him being beheaded by a masked militant, reports The Catholic Herald.
The Franciscans are the historic custodians of the Holy Land, entrusted with the care of sacred places from Mt Nebo to Mt Tabor, the Holy Sepulchre to the Holy Cenacle, and across the land Jesus knew.
First time writer/director Gia Goppola comes from a fantastically talented filmic family. Her grandfather is Francis Ford Coppola, her aunt is Sofia Coppola.
As dusk falls over Rome, giving only the slightest relief from the summer heat and humidity, two Conventual Franciscan friars join thousands of Romans and tourists on the banks of the Tiber River, reports the Catholic News Service.
Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa, asks Ronald Lauder in The New York Times.
Pope Francis' cautious comments about American airstrikes and the use of force have fostered a welter of interpretations, from "tacit approval" to a "yellow light" to outright endorsement, reports CNN on Ucanews.