Luke 16:19-31 Jesus said to the Pharisees: 'There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently every day.
It's hard not to fake humility; yet, seemingly, we need to do just that, writes Ron Rolheiser.
Fr Michael Patella, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota and a professor of New Testament at the Saint John’s School of Theology-Seminary.
Cardinal O'Brien's successor in Scotland vows to help heal the troubled diocese, Pope Francis is invited to address the European Parliament and Asian Catholics anticipate a meeting on faith with the Pope.
A supermarket chain is interested in NSW land owned by the Church, a popular athletics coach is farewelled in Melbourne, and a nun who helped establish schools in Queensland is given a warm farewell (pictured).
Francis' papacy is only six months old, so it's premature to talk about make-or-break moments. That said, the October 1-3 summit of eight cardinals, tapped by the Pope to advise him on governance, looms as a potentially critical turning point.
Maxime Qavtaradze is literally close to the heavens. The 59-year-old monk lives atop a stone pillar in Georgia, scaling a 40-metre ladder in order to leave and enter his lofty home, reports CNN. Photographer Amos Chapple ascended the cliff to photograph his life there, reports The Huffington Post.
Father Pavel Adelheim, a Russian Orthodox priest loved by his parishioners in Pskov, north-west Russia, was unafraid of the hierarchy, writes Michael Bourdeaux in The Guardian.
Giving equal weight to the man and his work, this is the perfect introduction to a parson-poet who has fallen out of fashion. This review of a biography one critic called ‘enthralling’ and ‘incomparable’ appeared in The Tablet.
For a self-confessed extrovert who has lived in the city for 40 years, it can be challenging to come to terms with the isolation of a ministry based in western Queensland, but Carmel Pattinson SGS says she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Since its founding in 1926, the need for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association has only grown. This papal agency, created by Pius XI to support the Eastern Catholic Churches, is helping sustain vulnerable Christian populations amidst poverty and violence.
Luke 16:1-13 Jesus said to his disciples: "There was a rich man and he had a steward who was denounced to him for being wasteful with his property.
Meeting Claudio Pastro, the renowned Brazilian artist and architect, during my recent visit to Brazil for the Communion of International Benedictine Women’s Conference, was a once-in-a-life time experience, writes Clare Condon SGS.
This year we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Catholic Worker movement. In truth, there is no such thing as a successful Catholic Worker: The life of the Catholic Worker is a life of struggle and disappointment that strips away your illusions but never achieves your expectations, much less your hopes. It is a never-ending learning process fraught with pitfalls and foibles. Anyone can serve soup, and many people put their bodies in places of social distress, but to live in community or to try to hold a community together over the years is seemingly impossible. It is a journey that begs for a providential combination of grace, guts and luck, writes Jeff Dietrich.
The Rev F Joseph Gossman once began a homily about the sanctity of human life by quoting the words of Jesus: 'I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd.'
An oppressive Iranian regime destroys families. Decades later, the deep wounds are yet to be healed. Kamila Shamsie reviews this new novel for The Guardian.
St Vincents nurses inspire a scholarship in honour of a departed colleague, Korean Buddhist monks tour St Mary's Cathedral, and Australian mining executives listen to the Pope.
The Thai Prme Minister has an audience with Pope Francis, the UK governmnt is urged to investigate abortion laws and Francis praises a newly beatified Argentine 'cowboy' priest.
I have often considered how remarkable it is that something as ordinary as marriage could become a sign of God’s own salvific plan of love. I thought about the salvific nature of the married vocation when my wife and I adopted a newborn.
Luke 15:1-32 The tax collectors and the sinners, meanwhile, were all seeking the company of Jesus to hear what he had to say, and the Pharisees and the scribes complained.