Every year the Archdiocese of Sydney welcomes hundreds of adults into the Catholic Church. The Catechumenate Office handles inquiries for those who would like to take this step, and helps welcome them into the Church.
Since the early 1950s, a group of around 50 Australian Jesuits has built up the Indian dioceses of Daltonganj and Hazaribagh. Today 15 of them still live in the area, now supported by Indian Jesuits and local diocesan priests.
Life at all ages was a key message for the hundreds of people attending the Rally for Life in Bisbane’s CBD last weekend, reports The Catholic Leader.
The temptation with any pope, even Francis, is to see him as black or white, all bad or all good. Nothing is that simple, especially a human being, writes Thomas Reese in NCR Online.
Pope Francis has written a letter to Catholic families around the world to remind them of the importance of family life in the Church, stating their prayers are crucial for the upcoming Synod, reports the Catholic News Agency.
The numbers at City Silence, a new contemplative prayer service in Sydney's St Mary’s Cathedral every week, are pointing to a widely-held need for spiritual peace among young people, reports The Catholic Weekly.
Founded in 1808 by St Magdalen of Canossa, the Canossian Daughters of Charity are a multicultural group of women present in 33 Countries, committed to making Jesus known and loved wherever they are called to live.
The Legionaries of Christ said on Tuesday they had managed to change with Vatican support, reports AFP/Yahoo7.
Benedict XVI has responded to a letter sent to him by the Vatican correspondent Andrea Tornielli, who asked some questions regarding the alleged pressures and conspiracies which some claim led to his resignation.
The Premier of NSW, Barry O’Farrell, will join Cardinal George Pell and the CEO of Caritas Australia, Paul O’Callaghan, on Monday for the Sydney launch of Project Compassion 2014.
The consulting theologians of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable Pope Paul VI, moving him closer to sainthood, reports the Catholic News Agency.
Archbishop Mokrzycki, the Metropolitan of Lviv, has expressed hope that the nation can start to heal if it turns in 'a pro-Western policy direction,' following the removal of President Viktor Yanukovych from office on Saturday, reports The Tablet.
The Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, says a child abuse scandal in a Toowoomba Catholic school has prompted positive change in the Church, reports ABC/Yahoo7.
Cardinal George Pell says he feels honoured at his appointment as Prefect of the Vatican's new Secretariat for the Economy, and is set for an almighty challenge in his new job at the Vatican.
Three names will be proffered to Rome as candidates to replace George Pell as the Archbishop of Sydney after consultation with Australian bishops, trusted priests and laity, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
This year the New Norcia monastery in Western Australia commemorates the bicentenary of the birth of its founder, Dom Rosendo Salvado. At its peak in 1870, the community was home to 70 monks, mainly from Spain, reports The West Australian.
The creation of a finance ministry, to be headed by Cardinal Pell, is the most significant reform of the Roman Curia, the bureaucracy of the Vatican, in a quarter-century, writes John Allen in The Boston Globe.
Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development. The organisation is marking its fiftieth year - a good reason to stop by their website for a virtual tour.
Le Weekend has received very good reviews. It is designed for an older audience, probably those who enjoyed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Quartet. While it is put forward as a comedy, there is an edge to the film.