During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, CathNews Perspectives has been running reflections on mercy from some of Australia's Bishops. This week, one of our newest prelates, Sydney's Bishop Richard Umbers, reflects on a new set of acts of Mercy.
The sun is not yet up and Gianni Crea is making his way down a pitch-black corridor to work. Mr Crea is chief key keeper at the Vatican Museums, managing a team that opens and closes 300 rooms every day. The Religion News Service tells his story.
An interactive installation dedicated to the first 11 chapters of Genesis has found its permanent home inside of the Vatican Museums Collection of Contemporary Art. Rome Reports has the story.
The letter from the 13 Cardinals to Pope Francis during last year's Synod on the family proved to be a turning point of recent Church history, writes Fr Raymond de Souza in The Catholic Herald.
The St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Geraldton, Western Australia, is an asset that few cities in Australia can match. Here is a collection of images that captures its beauty and majesty, courtesy of Everything Geraldton.
In appearance, this book has the heft and whimsy of an old-time Church cookbook, one put together by generations of ladies of the parish. In content, it is an exhaustive piece of work, but in tone, it's as serious as it needs to be.
Her attire was customary but her surrounds were quite changed as was the company kept. Sister Hilda Scott OSB was permitted to attend last month's Ignite Conference near Brisbane, a far cry from her monastic life at Jamberoo Abbey in NSW.
The suggestion in the media that no pope will ever again reside on the grounds of Castel Gandolfo, once a residence of the Roman Emperor Domitian, is more hype than substance, writes John Allen in Crux.
A major exhibition of the work of pop art pioneer Sister Corita Kent, titled Summer of Love, will open in Melbourne next month.
Luke 18:9-14 Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.
Bishop Rufin Anthony of Islamabad-Rawalpindi in Pakistan, who built at least six churches in the Faisalabad Diocese, has died from a heart attack, aged 76.
Catholic theologian Karl Rahner once wrote that Christians behave as “mere monotheists.” Franciscan priest Richard Rohr wants to change that. The Religion News Service asks him about his mission.
The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria has accused the Greens of being anti-Christian after their leader called on the charities watchdog to revisit its decision not to withdraw the Church's charitable status, reports the ABC.
Indigenous high school graduate Sahamar Ruben wants Australia’s education curriculum to include studies in indigenous culture for the sake of non-indigenous students, according to The Catholic Leader.
The Australian Catholic University has launched a new public policy think tank which will address issues ranging from the rehousing of Syrian refugees to the role of conscience in medicine and the problems facing human rights in Australia, reports The Catholic Weekly.
The director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG) has said that some progressives have tried to divide the Church. But he insists his organisation has no such mission. The Catholic Herald reports.
Iraqi Christians have welcomed the start of the Mosul offensive to drive out ISIS but a senior Chaldean Catholic said their hope was tempered by fear of the power vacuum which would be created by victory. The Catholic News Service reports.
Caritas India has announced plans to recruit transgender people in its bid to fight discrimination, according to the Religion News Service.