The Pope declares faith and hope are the foundation of the migrants' journey, a new Catholic university is slated for Iraq, Belgian Catholic schools to teach Islam and African bishops denounce the Nigerian church attack (pictured) as barbarous. SSPX asks for
Paul Kurtz December 21, 1925 to October 20, 2012 A prolific author, in 1973 Paul Kurtz drafted what came to be known as Humanist Manifesto II, in which he updated a 1933 document by addressing issues that the earlier tract, which was largely a critique of
Vatican II: the battle for meaning by Massimo Faggioli (Paulist Press) - Reviewed by Hilmar Pabel … Now embark on a solemn triennium in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the renaissance of faith instigated by the Second
"You'll be back in a month." With his mother's words ringing in his ears, 16-year-old Max Sculley made his way from his Melbourne home to begin his vocation as a De La Salle Brother in Sydney. Some 56 years later, with decades of service to young people, the
Mark 12:28-34 One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that Jesus answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel:
The Chaldean Catholic Bishop of Aleppo, Syria, has said he is determined to stay with his suffering people even though his city is in ruins and many have already fled, reports The Catholic Herald. Bishop Antoine Audo told MPs, charity leaders and peers in
Over the past month, media stories have focussed on three recent fiftieth anniversaries: the Bathurst 1000 car race, the release of the first Beatles’ record, Love Me Do and the beginning of the Second Vatican Council of the Catholic Church.
While delivering a homily in Poland in June, 1979 Pope John Paul II first uttered the words "New Evangelisation." In our time, Pope Benedict XVI has brought this concept to life. Watch the pilot episode on a new documentary series, The Church Alive.
Jesuit Fr James Martin is one of the most popular and respected contemporary Catholic authors. His award-winning books, numerous magazine articles, blogs and personal presentations invest him with an aura of omnipresence. NCR Online tries to find out
A pilot school program is accused of 'denigrating' marriage, the Opposition is playing politics with boat people, says the Edmund Rice Centre, and Fr Rob Galea, the singing priest, returns to Brisbane for a youth festival. New deacon for Canberra-Goulburn
The Vatican condemns a car bomb attack in Beirut, an elderly Chinese bishop sends a message to the Synod in Rome, the Pope's delegation to Syria is postponed due to violence and the European Union flag (pictured) has a Marian history. Vatican
Frank Moore Cross July 13, 1921 to October 16, 2012 - By William Yardley Frank Moore Cross, an influential Harvard biblical scholar who specialized in the ancient cultures and languages that helped shape the Hebrew Bible and who played a
Fr John Healy regards his time as a military chaplain in Afghanistan as a “moment of grace”. And instead of experiencing the despondency and despair that can go hand in hand with suffering and death, the 52-year-old priest said that in the
And Man Created God: kings, cults and conquests in the time of Jesus, by Selina O’Grady - Reviewed by Manda Scott Why? Those with an interest in first-century Rome and the origins of Christianity always and ever must return to this
Mark 10:46-52 As Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of
I have vivid memories of Rome in the autumn of 1962. I arrived in September having abruptly dropped my plans for teaching at my congregation’s school of theology in Washington, DC. I was to replace Father Ed Heston as rector of Collegio di Santa Croce,
As my recently deceased spiritual guide, Peter Steele, would never tire of saying: "There are only two conditions in the spiritual life — you're either growing or you're dying," writes Fr Michael Kelly in Eureka Street. What makes for spiritual growth?
This Christian Broadcasting Network report features the story of North Korean Kim Eun Jin, who defected to China after her father was killed for being a Christian.
1883 photo by the Sisters of St Francis of the Neumann Communities shows Mother Marianne Cope --- Barbara Marks is among the last 17 leprosy patients Hawaii banished to the remote peninsula of Kalaupapa. Over more than 100 years, beginning in 1866,
The last Irish missionary in Canberra-Goulburn dies, St Mary's Mass starts Year of Faith in Sydney, a health service naming tribute to a Sydney Sister, and a Vatican II e-conference draws 20,000. State funeral for NSW MP (Liverpool Leader) Sr Selisias looks