The Pope's upcoming encyclical on the environment is anticipated with excitement by climate change campaigners and dread by some conservatives. But beyond the immediate political impact, a more enduring implication could lie in the theological shift it might represent, writes Clive Hamilton in ABC Online.
It is easy to mistake piety for the genuine response that God wants of us, that is, to enter into a relationship of intimacy with Him and then try to help others have that same experience, writes Ron Rolheiser.
Digita Vaticana Onlus is a non-profit organisation founded in 2013 to promote the conversion of the Vatican Library manuscripts into digital format.
Nobody but God could have mustered the miraculous support Gold Coast priest Fr Tim Harris received when he promised a new church for Broadbeach Catholics on the Gold Coast, reports The Catholic Leader.
Two years ago, on February 11, Pope Benedict took the floor in the Consistory. He spoke in Latin, so we strained to grasp where he was going. Within seconds it was clear what was happening. This was no ordinary address, writes Archbishop Leo Cushley.
For St Valentine's Day, Sr Mary Ann Walsh RSM draws up a list of Catholics working for the common good who deserve a love heart. Try to guess who is Number 1 on the list.
After 55 years of happy marriage, Ron and Mavis Pirola could probably finish each other's sentences. But they don't, instead choosing to preserve the space belonging to the other.
A year in the making, this is a documentary about the pop pastor's ministry in the fourth year of his Catholic priesthood.
On August 5, 2010, the San José copper and gold mine outside Copiapó, Chile, collapsed. For 69 days, the world held its breath while 33 trapped miners stared death in the face, and prayed to God for help. A new book tells the gripping tale.
This young Hip Hop fan from the USA didn't even like church as a youth. Today he's Father Joshua Johnson, the youngest priest in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. But he wants to be known as more than just "the Rapping Priest."
Fr Richard McBrien, a theologian and professor at Notre Dame University in the USA, challenged orthodoxy in the Church for five decades and explained and popularised the reforms of Vatican II, writes The New York Times.
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Following the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, in which different denominations prayed with Pope Francis, Rev Tara Curlewis, former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in Australia, talks about the ecumenical movement.
The Pope's agenda for 2015 is audacious and might even include a peace mission to an active warzone. But what's the rush? John Allen found clues in the Pope's most recent press conference on a plane.
Mark 1:21-28 : The presence of Jesus in the synagogue is recognised by an unclean spirit which possessed one of those who was gathered there.
In 1986, Pope John Paul II became the first Pope to visit a synagogue since the time of St Peter. Pope Francis has now been asked to visit that same synagogue of Rome. Rome Reports takes us inside this historic temple.
As we enter this Year of Consecrated Life, Port Pirie Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ shares some insights as a member of a Religious Order who became the Bishop of a Diocese which may be facing a future "bereft of Religious."
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In the third Bishop Kevin Manning Lecture hosted by the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations last month, indigenous advocate Noel Pearson set out to challenge received notions about welfare and Aboriginal advancement.