The Archdiocese of New York has announced the death of Msgr William O’Brien, a co-founder of Daytop Village, one of the most successful residential drug and alcohol treatment programs in the USA, writes The New York Times.
In Nazi Germany, Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer emerged as a Christian voice of defiance. This biography by Charles Marsh examines a compelling life story without succumbing to hagiography, writes Michael Hollerich.
A new exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW features a Last Supper themed work by pop-icon Andy Warhol. This video by Sotheby's explains the importance of Catholic ritual and spirituality in Warhol's work.
Pope to honour Turin Shroud, Cardinal Tagle laments Synod media coverage, Vatican says religious freedom eroding in US/Europe, Vatican ethicist on Brittany Maynard's suicide, Syria, Anglicans and Catholics co-operate on anti-trafficking.
John 2: 13-22 This passage from John's Gospel offers the high drama of Jesus' anger in the temple at Jerusalem, and his offering a prophecy of his own death and resurrection.
Mercy Sister Maryanne Kolkia is living out an uplifting and life-giving vocation assisting with Mercy Works in PNG, where the Sisters of Mercy are making a difference improving the lives of people in this poor Pacific nation.
Rivalry and vainglory are two worms that weaken the Church. We should instead act in a spirit of humility and harmony, without seeking our own interests, Pope Francis told a congregation at Casa Santa Marta on Monday.
"If faith could be packaged in a pill, the stock price of drug companies would soar," writes Rob Moll, editor-at-large with Christianity Today. Here, he examines the clear health benefits of religion for Relevant Magazine.
Archbishop Fisher to be installed next week, Frank Brennan on euthanasia, Aboriginal recognition referendum, JPII play finishes whirlwind tour, church told: pay for victims' legal advice, Tassie volunteers lend a spiritual hand.
As we head to the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls over the weekend, theologian John Martens tracks the evolution of our understanding of the greatest mystery of all: What happens when we die?
Everyone knows the story of Joan of Arc, the teenage girl who heard voices that took her to the court of a king, to military victories, trial as a heretic, and later to veneration as a saint. A new book by Helen Castor places Joan in context.
In 1932, Sr Peggy Dolan arrived as a young novice in Australia from Ireland. Recently, the sprightly Presentation Sister celebrated her hundredth birthday at Nudgee’s Emmaus Retirement Village, reports The Catholic Leader.
Environment a "pro-life" concern, Asia Bibi asks for Pope's prayers, Filipino bishops oppose death penalty, why Francis wants you inside the Church, President of Uganda, bishops object to same-sex benefits at Jesuit university.
Bishop Fisher on love, Fr John Therry remembered, Sisters of Mercy share Perth heritage, Benedictine inspires in Sydney, Launceston Carmelites, Notre Dame Professor nominated for Australian of the Year.
Jack Dominian believed that his understanding of psychology and psychiatry were crucial to his philosophy of love, sex and relationships. Though he challenged orthodoxy, he remained a faithful Catholic.
Matthew 23:1-12 In this passage from the Gospel, Jesus warns His disciples against taking on the airs and hypocrisies of the religious leaders of His day.
This short history of Halloween from the National Geographic Channel goes back to the pre-Christian origins of Halloween and explains how a pagan feast was transformed by the Church, and carried by migrants around the world.
His time in the teeming slums of Argentina helped transform Pope Francis from a cautious young conservative into an elder statesman for transformation, writes Paul Vallely in this comprehensive Newsweek profile.
A new paper from London's Theos religious think tank outlines a "Just Money" theory drawn from Catholic social thought. The Economist considers what lessons this body of thought might have for addressing the financial crisis.
Church architecture reflects not only faith, but time and place, as well as local vernacular architecture. Conde Nast Traveler editors have chosen some of the most wonderful examples - from the grand to the simple - from around the world.