This American drama, shot in black and white, has six Oscar nominations to its credit, including nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Supporting Actress.
Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary of the synod, says that responses to the Vatican questionnaire on family life reflect a great amount of suffering around the world, reports CNS/The Catholic Herald.
The National Catholic Education Commission has welcomed the latest student enrolment figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which showed continuing growth in the number of students attending Catholic schools.
Bishop Bill Morris, Bishop Emeritus of Toowoomba, said a culture of not believing child sex abuse victims has existed in the Church, based on suspicions 'they were just making it up,' reports The Brisbane Times.
Catholics in Ottawa are being urged not to deliver eulogies during funeral Masses, in a decree from the local Archbishop, reports Religion News Service.
Cardinal George Pell has been appointed by Pope Francis to head a new Vatican department that will supervise the Holy See's economic affairs, reports the ABC.
The Sisters of Charity Australia celebrate their 175th anniversary this year, and there are three events next month in the year-long schedule of events and talks.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. After seeing it again recently, I created an online survey to see if people came away with a negative view of the Jewish people, writes Sr Rose Pacatte.
Australian country music singer/songwriter, Audrey Auld, dropped into Jesuit Social Services' Brosnan Centre in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick last week for a singalong session with participants and staff, reports the Jesuit Refugee Service.
Artes Christi Australia is a Catholic arts association which focusses on evangelisation through culture.
A long-shot appeal to the Vatican has given a small band of parishioners in Buffalo, New York, a chance to save their church as a worship site, after it had been closed by the local diocese, reports National Catholic Register/Ucanews.
Pope Francis speaks in English at the start of this video message to an American Pentecostal conference, by way of a Evangelical Episcopal Bishop.
Back in 2008 I scorned Hilary Clinton for extolling pro-abortion politics. But upon a deeper reading of her memoirs, my stance softened, writes Mary O'Regan in The Catholic Herald.
On the feast day commemorating the authority Jesus gave to St Peter and his successors - the popes - Pope Francis created 19 new cardinals in the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI. To the great surprise of most people present, the retired Pope entered St Peter's Basilica about 15 minutes before the new cardinals and Pope Francis, reports the Catholic News Service.
The Coptic Pope in Egypt and the Saudi Ambassador in Cairo have reached an agreement to establish the first church in Saudi Arabia since the arrival of Islam, reports The Tablet.
A director of Catholic Education said on Friday that a systemic failure of child safety policies allowed a paedophile teacher to abuse students at a Queensland school over a two-year period, reports the ABC.
The Vatican has announced an immediate end to new hires, wage-increases and overtime in an effort to cut costs and offset budget shortfalls, reports the Catholic News Service.
What began as a regular get together of five young Catholic women in Canberra, in 2005, has grown into a national movement, with a vibrant national conference next month, reports the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.
JRS programs are found in 50 countries, providing assistance to refugees in camps and cities, individuals displaced within their own countries, asylum seekers in cities (urban refugees) and people held in detention centres.