The partially burned body of a priest has been found on a rural road in central Mexico, four days after he disappeared, reports AFP on SkyNews.
A Chicago publishing house is compiling Pope Francis’s first children's book, titled Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World.
Italy has increased security at its historic monuments in the Vatican, Rome and Milan after a warning from the FBI of possible jihadist attacks, reports AFP on Yahoo7.
All families with children would suffer substantial cuts in their incomes under proposed Federal government changes to the Family Tax Benefits laws, the Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations said yesterday.
When the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis would visit Kenya later this month, women from the Dolly Craft centre in Nairobi asked to celebrate with three handmade vestments. The Vatican approved the request, and the women began to sew.
Liberty, equality, fraternity. The defining value to be protected in our response to the terror attacks in Paris is not freedom but fraternity, writes Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ in Eureka Street.
The intriguing titled of this film seems to relate to the two central characters, Laurel (Julianne Moore) and Stacie (Ellen Page) and their relationship, and issues of civil equality.
Pope Francis says he will not wear a bulletproof vest or use a shield on the Popemobile during his visit to the Central African Republic.
John 18:33-37 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"
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René Girard, the French-born philosopher and anthropologist described as "the most compelling Catholic thinker of the age," was best known for his "mimetic theory," which elaborated a sweeping anthropology of religion.
Melbourne student Caitlin MacDonald attributes her passion for environmental advocacy to a few significant influences: Growing up on the land, support from her parents and being exposed to opportunities at school.
At a time when extremists have hijacked many religious beliefs, the lives of people like Pope Francis, Thomas Merton, and Graham Greene have a message: Embrace the brokenness in the world and find love and God in it, writes Joanna Thyer.
Dorothy Day's grand-daughter speaks on Syria, annual martyrs Mass in Melbourne, Italian priest wounded in Bangladesh, Mary McAleese on her devotion to Catholicism.
The world’s largest male religious order is suffering an identity crisis and a decline in vocations. So will the first Jesuit Pontiff be able to lead it out of the doldrums?
The latest leaks from the Vatican regarding corruption and mismanagement can only strengthen Pope Francis’ hand in his drive for reform of the Roman curia, contends The Tablet in an editorial.
In The Secret Chord, Geraldine Brooks examines King David’s life in critical detail. In making David so satisfyingly human, Brooks has crafted a compelling read, contemporary in its relevance.
Could you do it? Live alone in a graveyard which is effectively a big traffic island? Julia Bolton Holloway - called the most interesting hermit of the 21st century - can. Here, she discusses her life as an "urban solitaire" in this video from the Catholic News Service.
Archbishop Julian Porteous’ defence of Church teachings on marriage has moved the complainant who pressed for a test case against all Australian bishops to now seek conciliation for the matter.