The military chaplaincy is popular within the ranks of the US armed forces, but some peace advocates see a theological conflict with regard to priests serving as officers, writes Chaz Muth.
Weekend penalty rates are back on the election agenda. The politics might be different but nothing has changed about the reasons employers and employees alike should reject a weakening of conditions, contends Tony Farley.
In two perceptive speeches in 2014 and 2015, Pope Francis warned that treating people as mere "cogs in a machine" has disastrous consequences – and the Brexit result shows how right he was, writes Austen Ivereigh.
Msgr Dario Eduardo Viganò, prefect of the new Holy See Secretariat for Communications, explains the progress made in reforming Vatican media to Vatican Radio's Alessandro Gisotti.
American women, particularly Catholics, who practise their Christian faith have bucked a trend of rising suicide rates, The Los Angeles Times reports.
The Society of St Pius X has announced in a communiqué that it will not seek reintegration with the Church, accusing pastors, including Pope Francis, of doctrinal errors.
This year's Geraldton Diocesan Camino San Francisco pilgrimage is set to go for August 27 and 28.
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said the Church must create structures to respect the rights of gay people, including civil unions, NCR Online reports.
British bishops have condemned an upsurge of racism and hatred in the wake of the Brexit vote as "something we must not tolerate," Catholic News Service reports.
Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green clocks up 60,000 kilometres a year driving across the Wilcannia-Forbes diocese, which spans an area larger than the United Kingdom, writes Sharyn McCowen.
Senior teachers in Queensland's Catholic schools are set to receive a salary boost to levels above $100,000, The Catholic Leader reports.
The second Bishop of Bunbury and an Auxiliary Bishop of Perth, Bishop Myles McKeon, passed away at the age of 97, leaving behind a pastoral legacy that won't soon be forgotten, writes Rachel Curry.
A priest says he was confronted with a gun during a man's confession at his church in Ohio, ABC Chicago reports.
Luke 10:1-9 At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit.
Acknowledging community pain and anger, Truth, Justice and Healing Council CEO Francis Sullivan has said that people were "fronting up and telling the truth" at the The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, ABC News reports.
Unlike other biographers of Martin Luther, Lyndal Roper portrays the theologian as an authoritarian fuelled by hatred – of Jews as well as the papacy, writes Ian Thomson in The Guardian.
This is Bishop Robert Barron's keynote talk at a conference last month on Catholic Thought and Human Flourishing: Culture and Policy hosted by the American Enterprise Institute.
Fifty years ago Graeme Ramsden made a life-defining decision to join the army, which led to a distinguished career as a soldier and chaplain to the military and police, from which he has recently retired.
For those wanting a different experience on their next pilgrimage to Rome, Gazebike is a family-owned bike shop and tour company that works together with the Museum of Urban Art, or as it is commonly called, "muromuseum."