Veteran journalist Harry Potter has died. The Australian media, and NSW police, emergency services and parliamentary representatives were out in force to pay their respects at his requiem Mass at St Mary's Cathedral.
Pope Francis is about to undergo the greatest test of his diplomatic and interpersonal skills. Tomorrow he begins a three day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. No matter what he does and says, he won't please everybody, predicts The Economist.
John 14:15-21 'If you love me you will keep my commandments...'
Many misunderstand the 'Dark Ages' as a lost period for cultural achievement. This BBC 4 documentary re-examines what was in fact a glorious age of art - when pictures and letters 'came together in cosmic adulation.'
This book by Robert Bartlett is a massive work of scholarship on the story of sainthood, based on a dazzling array of primary sources. The name is taken from a question posed by St Augustine, writes Helen Fulton.
Senior football writer for The Age Michael Gleeson explores religion in the AFL and the players who let faith rather than football define who they are.
Sr Helen Merrin OP is a Dominican religious sister and school chaplain who suffers hearing and vision impairment. She is also a blackbelt in Seido Karate.
At his funeral last Friday, the Prime Minister called the late Paul Ramsay 'the most un-Scrooge-like billionaire Australia has ever seen.' The health and media magnate left his billions to charity.
Atheism is sometimes discussed as though it began with the celebrity of Richard Dawkins. Nothing could be further from the truth, as this timely history reminds us.
Mandela's dream falling short, Oceania bishops meet, Jackie Kennedy letters controversy, priest and layworker killed in PNG, US bishops and Iranian ayatollahs hold talks on nuclear arms, South Sudan, Oscar Romero update.
Health, education, aid funding, Josephites unhappy with Budget, Catholic Health Australia respond, Mission Sisters help Sudan and India, Fatima at Fremantle, VCE students art excellence, vale Mgr Barden, asylum seekers.
With the arrival of Tony Abbott and Mike Baird in power, the two most important political offices in the nation are now occupied by former trainee priests. This follows on from recent church-going Labor leaders. John Warhurst examines the subject.
Jn 14:1-12 'No one comes to the Father except through me.'
The Italian Masterpieces exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria opens in Melbourne today. It showcases the best of the Museo del Prado’s Italian art from 1500-1800. It is among the finest such exhibitions ever brought to Australia.
Pope Francis will embark on a three day pilgrimage to Jordan, Palestine and Israel from May 24. As ever, the trip will be rich with symbolism and fraught by politics.
Some people think that God can only be understood by the head; by 'fulfilling commandments' and nothing more. But this is not enough, says Pope Francis.
As a Jesuit with a PhD in physics, Brother Jonathan Stott is used to being asked if his work in science and his religious vocation ever conflict. His answer always surprises people.
Barry O'Keefe has died. Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral at St Mary's Cathedral for the one time Supreme Court Judge, head of ICAC and of the Church's Truth Justice and Healing Council.
Paul VI miracle confirmed, 'torture: 'Vatican before UN, first gay bishop gets divorce, Mozilla controversy, US politicians permitted to pray, Vatican museums, Sri Lanka, Brasil, South Africa elections.
On Tuesday morning, in the San Damaso courtyard of the apostolic palace, 30 young men took a solemn oath of allegiance to the Pope amidst military pomp and ceremony. They are the newest Swiss Guards of the Vatican.