Bishop Fisher on love, Fr John Therry remembered, Sisters of Mercy share Perth heritage, Benedictine inspires in Sydney, Launceston Carmelites, Notre Dame Professor nominated for Australian of the Year.
Jack Dominian believed that his understanding of psychology and psychiatry were crucial to his philosophy of love, sex and relationships. Though he challenged orthodoxy, he remained a faithful Catholic.
Matthew 23:1-12 In this passage from the Gospel, Jesus warns His disciples against taking on the airs and hypocrisies of the religious leaders of His day.
This short history of Halloween from the National Geographic Channel goes back to the pre-Christian origins of Halloween and explains how a pagan feast was transformed by the Church, and carried by migrants around the world.
His time in the teeming slums of Argentina helped transform Pope Francis from a cautious young conservative into an elder statesman for transformation, writes Paul Vallely in this comprehensive Newsweek profile.
A new paper from London's Theos religious think tank outlines a "Just Money" theory drawn from Catholic social thought. The Economist considers what lessons this body of thought might have for addressing the financial crisis.
Church architecture reflects not only faith, but time and place, as well as local vernacular architecture. Conde Nast Traveler editors have chosen some of the most wonderful examples - from the grand to the simple - from around the world.
St Mary MacKillop always referred to him as the Father Founder of the Josephites. On the 125th anniversary of his death, Congregational Leader, Sr Monica Cavanagh, reflects on his important contribution to Australian society.
Amnesia about the Jewishness of Jesus - and his family - has a long history in Christianity. This occasionally provocative book draws us closer to an understanding of the Jewish Mary, and the women of her time.
What Francis can do for Middle-Eastern Christians, Vatican diplomats on extremists, the Pope's view of the Synod comes into focus.
Matthew 22: 1-14 “Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.
Notre Dame professor's award, asylum seeker protest, Church land targeted by property developer.
Say what? If you are a little confused about the language of the current Synod in Rome, TIME magazine offers this breakdown of the key terminology, and explains who's who, what's what, and what it all means.
American Franciscan friar, Catholic priest, retreat master, author, psychologist, activist, television host, Fr Benedict Groeschel lived life to the full, tough not without controversy, and in the service of others. Here his life is celebrated in The New York Times.
The real dramas in Catholic life, says Monsignor Peter Fleetwood, centre around the Sacraments. In this Vatican Radio programme, Why bother asking? The priest will never baptise my baby, he explores the idea of alienation.
As Good Samaritan Sister Jeanie Heininger looks back, she says she is enormously thankful God called her to dedicate her life to people with disability and their families. But that's not how she felt in the beginning, reports The Good Oil.
Vatican v Church of England cricket for charity, revival of Jesuits in Ireland recalled, US Airforce no longer requires God, Josephites honoured in E. Timor, Pope appoints Jesuit to promote justice,
The quotable American writer and Trappist monk Thomas Merton (1915–68) is one of the most influential spiritual figures of the 20th century. Next year marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. This new book examines his life and relevance.
Cambodia Solution, Thomas Keneally and Director of JRS speak about asylum seekers, Day of prayer for Synod, Maitland-Newcastle gets behind Aboriginal recognition, Mercy Health director honoured, TAS education director retires.
Ninety-three Discalced Carmelite nuns in 24 countries have reached out of their cloistered monasteries to sing together in a virtual choir honouring St Teresa of Avila on the 500th anniversary of her birth.