Homepage for Josephite Community Aid (JCA). This Sydney-based charity was founded in 1986 to involve young people in providing aid to people isolated by poverty.
An Irish priest said he stepped down from the board of directors of a Catholic hospital in Ireland after it promised to comply with the country’s new law that allows abortion in limited circumstances, reports the The Catholic Herald.
The former head of the Grafton Anglican diocese says he is totally humiliated for personally falling 'very short' in dealing with the victims of sex abuse, reports the Newcastle Herald.
The lives of 10 orphaned refugees from African countries ravaged by war and poverty have become the focus of an event honouring Australia’s first saint, reports the Maitland Mercury.
If you enjoy the simple pleasures in life, such as drinking coffee whilst leafing through a coffee table book, then you may just have found the ultimate caffeine companion: The Vatican: All The Paintings, writes Artshub.
Magic, Magic is a film by Chilean director Sebastien Silva who directed the atmospheric 2009 film, The Maid. Atmosphere is an important word for this director.
Peace in the Middle East, particularly the ongoing war in Syria, topped the agenda on Monday as Pope Francis welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Vatican, reports the Catholic News Service.
Germany’s Catholic bishops plan to push ahead with proposed reforms to reinstate divorced and remarried parishioners despite a warning from the Vatican’s top doctrinal official, according to a senior cleric, reports Reuters.
The National Catholic Education Commission has called for reassurance that Catholic education systems will not be worse off following yesterday’s announcement that the Federal government will introduce a new funding model from 2015.
This is the official site of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate in Western Australia.
The Catholic Church is not going to change its position on the inadmissibility of women priests, Pope Francis said in his apostolic exortation released yesterday, but it does have to stop linking all decision making to ordination and allow women to have a voice in deliberations, reports the Catholic News Service/Catholic Herald. Francis also called for the Church to embrace the new evangelisation with joy, and called for a 'sound decentralisation' of the way the Church is run, reports The Tablet.
On Sunday it was reported that Pope Francis would canonise Peter Faber. For many Catholics the response was probably, 'Who?' For most Jesuits, though, the response was probably, 'Finally!', writes James Martin SJ.
Veteran British actor Peter O’Toole is to star in a new film that tells the story of St Katherine of Alexandria, reports the Catholic Herald.
With his apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel), which the Vatican has scheduled for publication today, Pope Francis finally makes his real debut as papal author, reports the Catholic News Service.
In my life, angels have taught me the importance of just being with people, without expectation or judgement, writes Good Samaritan Sister, Sarah Puls.
British actor Steve Coogan has said that his film Philomena, which opens in Australia next month, is not meant to be 'an attack on the Church at all,' reports The Catholic Herald.
More than half of allegations reported to the Catholic Church in Scotland over a six-year period were of a sexual nature, according to a report prepared for the Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service, reports The Tablet.
The National Catholic Education Commission says that during this year’s election campaign the Coalition had committed to the same funding model for 2014, and the same funding envelope for school education over four years.
It is important to advise audiences intending to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire that it won’t have much impact if they have not seen the initial film.