Getting in close and ear-splitting contact with an eclectic bunch of highly skilled and committed bell ringers, ABC producer Caitlin Gibson treks up into the bell tower at Sydney's iconic St Mary's Cathedral to discover the ins and outs of bell ringing.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI once labelled two common contemporary spiritual disorders 'bourgeois Pelagianism' and 'pious Pelagianism', writes Tracey Rowland in ABC Online.
The Divine Word Missionaries are an international community of priests and brothers, founded in 1875 by St Arnold Janssen. Across the world today, there are more than 6000 members in more than 70 countries.
Retired Bishop Pat Power, of Canberra and Goulburn, said a Palm Sunday rally in Canberra to support refugees will be an opportunity for the wider community to give expression to 'what's deep in the heart of many,' reports The Canberra Times.
Armed withe chlorine and soap, 60 Caritas agents in Guinea have gone out to areas worst hit by the Ebola virus. Their aim is to encourage the population to pay greater attention to hygiene, reports Vatican Insider.
The Church in Italy will implement new guidelines against child sex abuse that have proved controversial because they impose a 'moral duty' but no legal obligation to report allegations to the police, reports SkyNews.
This is an American film about Noah and the Ark he built for God. Noah (Russell Crowe) has visions of a deluge sent by God that will cover the Earth, and he wants to protect his wife (Jennifer Connelly) and children.
April 1, 2014 may go down as the day immigration reform officially became a 'pro-life' cause for the Church in the United States, writes John Allen in The Boston Globe.
This religious congregation was founded by Blessed James Alberione in Italy in 1924, and is now present in 31 countries around the world.
A new study conducted by Liverpool scientists suggests that the Shroud of Turin proves Jesus was crucified with his hands over his head in a 'Y' shape, rather than to the sides in a 'T' shape, as traditionally depicted in Christian art, reports Ucanews.
A large crowd gathered to attend the funeral of Bishop Michael Putney in Townsville yesterday, reports The Townsville Bulletin.
A Dutch Jesuit priest who chose to remain in the beseiged city of Homs to care for its starving population has been shot dead, according to media reports, writes The Catholic Herald.
Pope Francis has declared Kathleen McCormack, founder and former Director CatholicCare in the Diocese of Wollongong, a Dame of the Order of Saint Gregory The Great, following her reitrement. She reflects on her work with The Illawarra Mercury.
Heed the words of Pope Francis on today’s slave trade, implores a Loreto sister ahead of an international conference on human trafficking in Rome this week.
A court in eastern Pakistan has sentenced a Christian couple to death for sending a blasphemous text message 'insulting to the Prophet Mohammed,' their lawyer said on Saturday, reports AFP/Yahoo7.
Growing unease with Australia’s treatment of asylum-seekers, particularly the locking up of children in detention centres, has prompted one of the largest Catholic school systems to offer free education to refugee students, reports The Australian.
Brazil's Bishops' Conference has issued a declaration acknowledging that some of its members supported the authoritarian military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985, reports the Catholic News Agency.
A top Vatican investigator has been appointed to examine claims of sexual misconduct in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, where Cardinal Keith O’Brien resigned amid scandal last year, reports The Tablet.
Unionists at Belfast City Hall have refused to back an historic bid to invite the Pope to the city, blasting it as 'presumptuous,' 'dishonourable' and 'electioneering,' reports The Belfast Telegraph.