Pope Francis has again publicly indicated he is not considering appointing women to Vatican leadership posts, saying it would promote a "functionalism" of women's roles in the Church, reports NCR Online.
When I participated in last Thursday evening’s Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Sydney we were asked, at one stage, to close our eyes and visualise what homelessness represents, writes Ray Collins.
An 85-year-old religious sister and two fellow Catholic peace activists will probably remain free after US prosecutors told defence attorneys they would not seek to have a sabotage charge reconsidered, reports The Guardian.
Christians who manufacture arms or invest in the arms industry are hypocrites, Pope Francis said during his two-day visit to Turin, reports The Tablet.
Catholic education in the South Australian city of Port Pirie “owes its existence” to the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, according to Brenda Keenan, Director of Catholic Education in the Port Pirie Diocese.
There are many fine things about Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', not least because it adds poetry to an issue that is saturated with technocratic and political heaviness, writes Mary Colwell in The Huffington Post.
Published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, First Things is an American interreligious, non-partisan research and education institute.
The English-speaking conservatives, including Cardinal George Pell, who elected Pope Francis were united by the notion that the Curia had to be cleared out. They wanted to break the nexus between the Vatican’s finances and Italy’s economic and political powers.
A senior Vatican cardinal has been caught up in allegations about a $44 million financial scandal, police and court documents leaked to Italian newspapers reveal, reports The Australian.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Repsonses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold a public hearing into the Jehovah's Witnesses next month, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
Far from the Madding Crowd, based on Thomas Hardy's 1874 literary classic, tells the story of a beautiful, headstrong, and independent young woman, Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors.
On the first Sunday after Pope Francis issued Laudato Si', few priests in the US, Mexico and France used their own pulpits to pass on the Pope’s message, according to interviews with Catholic leaders and reports from parishioners.
Pope Francis said yesterday the plight of asylum seekers hoping for a new life in Europe was enough to make him cry, condemning those who treat them "like merchandise," reports AFP on Yahoo7.
This fascinating, animated movie is about the trials, tribulation, sadness, and joys of growing up, set inside the mind of a young girl who is guided by her emotions.
Laudato Si': On the Care of Our Common Home has been deliberately timed to influence decision-makers at a trio of key United Nations summits this year culminating in the climate-change conference in Paris in December, writes Graham Gordon in The Tablet.
Francis Cable, a former Marist Brother who raped and assaulted at least 17 boys, is set to die in jail after being sentenced to a maximum of 16 years' jail, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
The President of the United States has said he wants fellow world leaders to reflect on Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home, reports The Catholic Herald.
Pope Francis' Encyclical on the environment calls on rich nations to pay their “grave social debt” to poorer countries and lambasts the UN climate talks for a lack of progress. The Guardian reports on eight things we learned:
L'Arche (French for ark) is an international federation of faith communities where people with or without an intellectual disability share life together. It seeks to create homes where people live a simple life of work, care, prayer, and celebration.