The Church of England's vote to ordain women as bishops has created a new obstacle to unity. In my youth, corporate reunion looked possible in my lifetime. Not any more, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.
This year marks the centenary of the First World War. One voice crying for peace against the drumbeat for war was Pope Benedict XV. While his warnings were disregarded in his own time, they still challenge us today, reports America.
The Truth, Justice and Healing Council says that, historically, four per cent of priests in Australia have been paedophiles, double the number which, according to an Italian report, the Pope believes to be in the Church, says ABC.
The General Synod of the Church of England has voted to authorise the ordination of women as bishops and approved motions to work with people who believe that, theologically, the vote was a mistake, reports the Catholic News Service.
Seven years have passed since Summorum Pontificum, the motu proprio by which Benedict XVI liberated the traditional Latin Mass from all restrictions. What exactly has it changed, asks Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.
Some 15 years have passed since last we visited this alternative planet and humans are not doing so well. The apes, however, are prospering. How long until war breaks out, then, between primates?
Negative attitudes towards the Church and its leadership have increased in recent years, due to hostility to official teaching and clerical sexual abuse, a new academic study has found, reports The Tablet.
Sir Ridley Scott, the British filmmaker, is set to emulate the legendary director and producer Cecil B DeMille with a series of Bible-inspired blockbusters, reports The Sunday Times in The Australian.
Pope Francis appears to be leaning towards giving Catholic bishops around the globe the power to decide whether to end celibacy for priests in their jurisdiction, a priest turned academic says, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
Reforms are underway at the Vatican bank after a crisis so deep that it has direct links with the resignation of Benedict XVI, writes Jason Berry in The Tablet.
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About two per cent of Catholic clerics are sexual abusers, an Italian newspaper yesterday quoted Pope Francis as saying. But the Vatican has issued a statement saying some parts of the article were not accurate, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
The Catholic Church Insurance company (CCI) has not disclosed whether or not it will try to recover almost $9 million that might have been wrongly paid out on behalf of the Marist Brothers, reports The Canberra Times.
In addition to smiley faces, high heels, and frogs, Unicode is rolling out a new batch of 250 emojis, or emoticons, including a set of religious icons, reports the Religion News Service.
Members of the tiny Christian community in the Gaza Strip have been keeping tabs on each other and lending a helping hand during Israeli airstrikes, but nowhere in the territory is really safe, said a priest at the territory's only Catholic parish.
There are three key reasons why Israel should resist unbridled vengeance and instead, deliver a proportionate response to the killing of three Israeli teenaers, writers Matthew Beard in ABC Online.
Australian religious extremist Musa Cerantonio, a Catholic who converted to Islam at age 17, will face deportation to Australia from the Philippines after being arrested on the weekend, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
They liked it so much, Blu and his Jewel fly away to Rio again... taking the highly urbanised kids with them. Surprise for the family – they spend much of this adventure in the Amazonian jungle.
The Vatican has compiled an online dictionary that translates modern words and phrases from Latin, often with humorous results.