The vagueness of what is envisaged in the call for military action against IS makes it difficult to establish whether the harm caused would be proportionate to the good achieved, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ in Eureka Street.
The former Premier of New South Wales, John Fahey AC, has been appointed as the new Chancellor of Australian Catholic University.
The current craze for ice bucket charity has focussed attention on a pro-life research centre that sits comfortably with Catholic values, reports the Catholic News Service.
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The School of the Annunciation, which prepares students for the new evangelisation in England and Wales, will mark its official foundation on September 8 with Mass celebrated by Cardinal George Pell, reports the Catholic News Agency.
The Vatican's guardian of orthodoxy, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, and the force behind Rome's investigation of the US Leadership Conference of Women Religious, has renewed his criticism of the representative body.
A teacher sacked after entering into a relationship with a former student is suing the Victorian Catholic school for discrimination, reports The Herald-Sun.
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The mass child abuse in Yorkshire shows that once again, British institutions with a duty to protect children have given greater priority to protecting themselves, writes The Tablet in an editorial.
Geraldine Doogue is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. Over a career spanning four decades she’s had a strong presence in all traditional media, in print, radio and TV, and leading roles in public and commercial media outlets.
The oldest tradition amongst fishing communities across the world, the Blessing of the Fleet, will return to Sydney Fish Market later this month.
Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio were among a host of former football stars who played in an interreligious charity match backed by Pope Francis, reports AP on Ucanews.
A change in Germany's capital gains tax has prompted an exodus from its Catholic and Protestant churches this year as thousands of registered members quit their parishes rather than pay the money, reports Reuters on Ucanews.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be granted a two-year extension to complete its work, says Federal Attorney-General George Brandis, reports the ABC.
After 13 years the much loved and longest serving Governor of NSW, Dame Marie Bashir will retire on September 30, and this month the Archdiocese of Sydney will hold a special service to farewell her.
More women will be joining the International Theological Commission, with the number rising from two to “five or six,” according to the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, reports Vatican Insider.
The future of a key Gladstone project in northern Queensland appears to be in the hands of the Church's insurance fund. It could be a major key to the success of the city's steel project and thousands of local jobs, reports The Observer.
A priest at the frontline of the battle against the Mafia has said death threats made against him by criminal overlord Salvatore “Toto” Riina will not frighten him into retreat, reports The Tablet.