Clare Condon, the leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, has won the 2013 Human Rights Medal for her work in helping victims of domestic violence, reports AAP in The Australian.
Captain Allison Norris, originally of Maitland, is now Captain of her own ship in the Royal Australian Navy. A supportive family and a Josephite education loom large in Allison’s success story, writes Tracey Edstein.
Part 2 of the series about three missionaries who have devoted their lives to working with people in some of the most challenging and dangerous corners on Earth.
In Evangelii Gaudium the Pope said trickle-down economics has led to a widening rich-poor gap and a ‘globalisation of indifference’. Two UK academics say he's spot on.
Sister Clare Condon, leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, has been nominated for a human rights award for her work providing hope to domestic violence victims.
Scottish singer Susan Boyle has revealed that she has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, reports news.com.au.
South African Cardinal Wilfred Napier presided over a Requiem Mass for Nelson Mandela in Durban, and locals also attended Masses in the country’s largest Catholic church in Soweto on the weekend, ahead of today's memorial service with world leaders.
Saintliness is an unspoken theme running through the books of American novelist Ann Patchett, and in her life she has never wavered far from the principles drummed into her by the nuns at her Catholic school.
Women seeking abortions at the new Midland Health Campus in Perth will be discriminated against, according to the WA Opposition, reports Perth Now.
The Catholic Church has paid out $43 million through its Towards Healing process to victims who were sexually abused as children, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard yesterday, reports The Daily Telegraph.
The Magdala Centre is a remarkable and multifaceted pilgrimage service complex in the Galilee, built on the site of recently discovered First Century synagogue in the home town of Mary Magdalene.
Doing their bit in a Waratah parish has won Newcastle volunteers Carl and Judy Nolan one of the Catholic Church's highest honours from the Pope, reports The Newcastle Herald.
This version of Macbeth belongs to the National Theatre Live series, plays being staged in theatres in England and photographed, film and television-like, for transmission to cinemas around the world.
This year's annual beautiful laser projection show on the facade of St Mary’s Cathedral will be launched on Thursday by the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell.
In September an inaugural Immersion Group from Catholic Ladies’ College (CLC) left Melbourne bound for the small community of Embul-bul, located just outside of Nairobi, Kenya.
The Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart has called on the Victorian Parliament 'to act to protect the right of medical practitioners to freedom of conscience in this important and sensitive area,' reports The Herald Sun.
One of the labels applied to Nelson Mandela is 'secular saint', which has traction because it encapsulates something important. We need heroes and ideals. But bare ideals are not enough. We need embodied ideals, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.
Catholics around the world are mourning Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95. In a telegram to Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, Pope Francis praised 'the steadfast commitment shown by Nelson Mandela in promoting the human dignity of all and in forging a new South Africa built on the firm foundations of non-violence, reconciliation and truth.'
The theme of the inaugural Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF), The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, was brought to life as more than 3000 young people from around Australia gathered for the opening plenary at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Friday afternoon.