Pope Francis has announced that 2015 will be a year dedicated to the promotion of consecrated life, reports The Catholic Herald.
Church officials in Germany have defended plans by the country’s bishops’ conference to allow some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion, insisting they have the Pope’s endorsement.
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If Francis wants to speak about his concern for the poor, he must also address inequality faced by women, Sr Joan Chittister told a crowd of religion scholars, teachers and clergy. But her views were contrasted by those of commentator George Weigel.
Newcastle Herald reporter Joanne McCarthy has won Australian journalism’s most prestigious award, the Gold Walkley, for her reporting on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
The relocation of the US Vatican Embassy onto Italian soil has come under fire from past US ambassadors who say the move will diminish its influence, though State Department officials defend the decision as good for security, reports CNA.
The man behind Pope Francis' Twitter account, Msgr Paul Tighe, wants Catholics to use social media to spread the message of Christ's life and the goodwill it inspires in people, reports NCR Online.
The South Korean government has unleashed a barrage of criticism in response to comments made by a Korean priest. The attacks came after the priest said Mass to call for the Korean president's resignation, reports Ucanews.
As with every disaster, God has been dragged in for an account in the aftermath of Haiyan. Where was he, asks Fatima Measham on the ABC.
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Dioceses in Britain have issued amended versions of the Vatican’s consultation seeking to find Catholics’ views on issues such as the divorced and remarried, contraception and same-sex unions, reports The Tablet.
Priests in Mexico say they are currently having an immense battle with the devil. They say the country is under attack by Satan, and that more exorcists are needed to fight him, reports the BBC.
Seven priests of the Archdiocese of Palo were ordained amid the ruins of the typhoon-ravaged Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord in ceremonies on Tuesday.
Dreams can be powerful from leaders with the capacity to translate them into action. That was the case with Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech, and it seems to be the ambition of Pope Francis' new Apostolic Exhortation, writes John Allen.
There will probably be no surprise to find that when Mary meets Mohammad, there will be a meeting of minds and hearts. However, the surprise was all Mary’s.
Australian bishops have welcomed the Pope's Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, which has called for decentralising of Vatican authority and also critcised global capitalism for its impact on the poor.
The first book printed in what is today the United States of America sold for $14 million at auction in New York. The book of psalms became the world's most expensive printed book, reports AFP in The Australian.
A national register of abuse incidents used by the Anglican Church to screen clergy appointments is seriously deficient and so out of date that scores of names may be missing from it, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA) has called on the Federal government to resolve uncertainty around school funding as quickly as possible.