This aptly named East German pastor led weekly prayer sessions that grew into huge demonstrations that helped bring down the Berlin Wall, writes The Telegraph.
There has been a tension present in Christianity ever since Jesus' said 'blessed are the poor, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.' Who or what does Pope Francis really see as the culprit in holding back the poor, asks America magazine.
Sister Berneice Loch rsm OAM has been elected as the new President of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) at the 2014 CRA National Assembly held in Melbourne last week.
Korean women forced to work at Japanese military brothels during World War II have been invited to a Mass by Pope Francis, the Global Post reports.
The Vatican has condemned the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank as a 'hideous and unacceptable crime' and an obstacle to peace, Reuters reports.
The lenses though which we see The Troubles are many and varied. This film about a DJ whose story in Belfast draws the general from his specifics turned into a box office success.
A Religious Congregation of women who form one branch of a 'family tree' which includes Marist Fathers, Marist Brothers, Marist Missionary Sisters (SMSM) and Marist Laity.
Media Watch investigates the real story behind Ireland's mother-and-baby home at Tuam, and how it came to be that false reports that '800 dead babies had been dumped in a septic tank' circled the globe 'before truth had time to put it socks on.'
Is there a way to use the World Cup in our evangelism, asks Dr Lincoln Harvey in The Tablet.
The Vatican is negotiating the imminent departure of Vatican Bank president Ernst von Freyberg, The Boston Globe reports.
For the first time, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard public testimony from a former Religious and convicted serial abuser, writes Dan Box in The Australian.
Truth, Justice and Healing Council CEO, Francis Sullivan, has welcomed the release of the interim report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse.
An historic monastery has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list. The abbey was founded in the 822 AD under Louis the Pious, son of Frankish King Charlemagne, and now welcomes 100,000 tourists a year.
It's like they say – a succesful first part of a franchise sets up one, and possibly two sequels. But a third is often a film too far.
British musician Elton John described Pope Francis as 'wonderful' in an interview on Sunday in which he claimed Jesus would support gay marriage, Yahoo News reports.
After placing woollen bands, called palliums, over the shoulders of 24 archbishops from around the world, Pope Francis urged them to trust in God and not seek refuge in power or prestige, Catholic News Service reports.
The group of eight cardinals advising Pope Francis on reforming the governance of the Church is set to meet with him for the fifth time this week, reports NCR Online.
A disabled woman, already compensated in a claim of sexual abuse by her priest, has spoken out against the Church for relying on the 'Ellis defence' to fight a new legal claim, Yahoo 7 News reports.
The theology of disability is a way of looking at God and human beings from a perspective that is overlooked, says visiting theologian, Professor John Swinton.
Monastery, mission house and retreat house of the Redemptorists in Perth, bringing the Good News to the world and living in a community of hope.