In our normal, daily lives, we are invariably so self-preoccupied that we find it difficult to be able to accord others the same reality and value we give to ourselves, says Fr Ron Rolheiser.
Ever since The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books first came out, there has been discussion of whether author JRR Tolkien intended to reveal his own very devout Catholic faith in the works, or not. Here, New Zealand Anglican Archbishop emeritus, Sir David Moxon, goes in search of the theology of Tolkien's theology.
Decentralisation and collegiality will be the ‘radical’ hallmarks of the Francis pontificate, writes Paul Vallely, author of 'Pope Francis - Untying the Knots.'
Franciscan University Presents: 'Lumen Fidei and the Life of Faith'
Here are 30 stunning examples of of American church architecture on university campuses.
Matthew 5:13-16: 'You are the salt of the earth'
Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci was a prolific composer of liturgical music and outspoken critic of ‘pop-inspired songs’ in worship. He was director of the Sistine Chapel Choir under six popes.
Joseph Epstein calls Pulitzer Prize winning author, Willa Cather, the 'best novelist of the 20th century.' Here he reviews a new collection of her selected letters.
Temple below Milan Cathedral, JPII blood crime arrest, Phillipines, S. Sudan, New York mayor, Madrid anti-abortion march, Montenegro fresco roasts communists and Catholics, more...
Australia's longest serving congregation of women religious is about to celebrate its 175th anniversary. Their mission began in working with female convicts. Sr Annette Cunliffe, provides this reflection on a remarkable legacy of service.
A student injured in a Bali accident, prayer unites asbestos sufferers, ordinations in Brisbane and Sydney, inspiration for theme song for Australia’s Catholic Youth Festival.
Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis's first major letter to the faithful, is a clarion call for a decisive shift in the Catholic Church's self-understanding, in full continuity with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, writes George Weigel.
Farmer, autism advocate and wife of the former Australian deputy prime minister and ambassador to the Holy See, Tim Fischer, talks about her life and faith.
Flannery O’Connor stood out amongst 20th-century writers for her ‘spiritual questing.’ Now, a portrait of her inner world has been published, following the discovery of her prayer journal.
The Australian landscape artist, Leonard Long OAM, has died. First encouraged to draw by a kindly nun, he was, at 102 years of age, a living link to the legacy of the Heidelberg School. His work captured the essence of Australian landscape.
Matthew 3:1-12: 'I am not fit to carry his sandals; he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire'.
In light of the Royal Commission, here is a short dramatisation, taking us back to the Gospel view of those who would harm children.
An English translation of the the letter of the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to the Italian atheist Piergiorgio Odifreddi has been published. Author, philosopher and Jesuit James V Schall writes that Benedict XVI has 'made the case for Christianity'.
The Phillipines bishops are prioritising typhoon aid, anti-Christian violence continues in Egypt, and it turns out the Pope -- used to be a 'bouncer'.
Many politicians don't so much govern as self-promote, with little thought of making the world a better place. When Jorge Bergoglio was chosen as Pope, he immediately showed the world his leadership style would be different from that of his predecessors.