On Heaven and Earth is an expansive dialogue between the then Jorge Bergoglio (now Pope Francis) and Abraham Skorka, a Rabbi and biophysicist, sharing thoughts on religion, reason, and the challenges of the 21st Century.
On life, love and the Church: In this revealing interview with Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper, conducted for the first anniversary of his reign, the Pope tells us that he doesn't like the 'mythology of Pope Francis', for he is just 'a normal person.'
The 'people's Pontiff' has decreed that the gardens of the spectacular Papal summer residence outside Rome should be thrown open to the public.
'No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.'
'Goodbye and blessings' to Sean Potts, founding member of The Chieftains. This 'champion of Irish culture' was laid to rest in a Gaelic Mass, his coffin inscribed: 'For the glory of God and the honour of Ireland,' – the maxim by which he lived.
We have entered a time for contemplation, penance and renewal, as we await the joys of Easter, writes Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ.
As we mark a year since his resignation, we return to an enlightening TV interview - still the only extended English language TV interview undertaken with the man who would become Pope Benedict XVI.
Rogue trader repents, Cardinal Turkson criticises anti-gay laws, changes at Lourdes, Buddhists to the rescue in Phillipines, Legion of Christ, Nigeria, NZ, UK, US, Pope invited to St Teresa's 500th anniversary in Spain.
There’s no question that Francis is shaking up the Church in new and profound ways. But for those who thank God for the Francis Revolution, it’s now time too to thank its soft-spoken founder: Benedict the Meek, writes TIME magazine.
Asylum seekers, Diamond Creek Centenary, Knights of Southern Cross, Dominican Sisters' Homebush vigil, prayers for Egypt, Glenorchy TAS, news from around Australia.
Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? A reflection from John W Martens of the University of St Thomas.
It all too often seems forgotten that Mary and her son, Jesus, were observant Jews. Islam too shares roots with Judaism. Edward Kessler studies the encounters between all these spiritual children of Abraham, and tracks recent changes.
Sr Janet Mead's rendition of The Lord's Prayer was an international smash-hit in 1973, selling millions and pipped only by Elvis at the Grammy Awards. Sr Janet wasn't alone as a chart-topping nun of the era of vinyl. Listen in as the ABC tells the story.
Cardinal George Pell is about to become one of the highest ranking Catholics in the world. He will soon depart for Rome to take up a position as head of the Vatican's new Secretariat for the Economy, supported by a team of qualified lay people. Full coverage and analysis within.
Matthew 6:24-34 Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Maria von Trapp, who has died aged 99, was the last of the original Trapp Family Singers, whose story was the inspiration for the Broadway show and hugely successful 1965 film, The Sound of Music.
Pius XI was Pope for the inter-war period and faced the rise of Mussolini, Stalin and Hitler. He freed the Popes from their 'imprisonment' in the Vatican by signing a pact with Italy, but faced a world hurtling towards war and Holocaust.
UN & Caritas battle AIDS, Quebec Charter, British diocese publishes survey, UK poverty row, Libyan deaths, Archbishop Chaput, Milan Expo, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cardinal Dolan, Timothy Radcliffe controversy, Baby Pope.
Emmanuel Community, Knights of Southern Cross, liturgical music, Presentation Sisters at Murgon, Dominicans, Artful Dodgers Studios Collingwood, TAS BBQs, Lent in SA, Bishop Comensoli Apostolic Administrator for Sydney.
What's the first thing that comes to you mind when you hear the word 'Palestinians'? If you didn't answer 'ordinary people', then you may need to watch this presentation by Bethlehem University's Br Peter Bray.