The BBC is reporting that a large number of Christians have left Iraq, as fighting between Iraqi forces and insurgent ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) rebels intensifies.
The AFL has decided to introduce Good Friday football from 2016 and possibly as early as next year, the ABC reports.
Former Brisbane Lord Mayor Jim Soorley has called for all churches in Australia to pay rates and taxes, The Courier-Mail reports.
Timothy Schmalz is a modern sculptor, whose striking religious bronzes in public places have caught the public imagination. Here he explains the method and inspiration behind his recent Pope St John XXIII sculpture and other works.
No one is more memorably linked with thought about the dangers of state power than John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, writes former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon in The Catholic Weekly.
The downward trend in practice of the Catholic faith in Spain has stopped and is recovering, writes Filip Mazurczak on First Things.
Insurgents have seized control of Mosul, historically a Christian stronghold in Iraq, forcing out the Iraqi army and the police, The Tablet reports.
A former Goulburn monastery has been transformed into apartments priced from $125,000, The Canberra Times reports.
Malaysia's Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has ordered an end to a case in which Malay language Bibles were seized by Islamic authorities, The Malaysian Insider reports.
The WA government will build a separate centre to perform 'restricted procedures' including abortions that St John of God Health Care will not provide, WA Today reports.
The Brazilian bishops' conference has criticised the country's government and organisers of the World Cup for putting the competition above the basic needs of people, The Catholic Herald reports.
The Royal Commission asks for Vatican documents, reports The Echo; while a new book by former Bishop of Toowoomba, Bill Morris, discusses Vatican responses to child abuse in Australia.
Contrary to some media reports, Pope Francis knows that the answer to problems with the free market isn't government control, writes America's Cardinal Timothy Dolan in The Wall Street Journal.
20,000 attend Cardinal's funeral, Obama laws challenged by Catholic employers, Pope meets Japan PM, Priest detained in China, Pius X centenary, Danish same-sex marriage laws, D-Day.
Sr Joan Healy honoured, Passionist news, vale Sr Shirley Geach OP, Bishop Foley honoured, Sr Irene McCormack remembered, nuncio to visit Bathurst, new principal for St Joseph's Nudgee.
In a prayer conference last Sunday, Pope Francis called on the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to 'break the spiral of hatred and violence,' during an historic meeting of the two Middle Eastern Presidents at the Vatican.
A reflection by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth, given this week at the 10th National eConference by The Broken Bay Institute and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
The Pope has said he wants women to have a more capillary and incisive presence in the Church. This month Salt and Light TV interviews Sr Damien Marie Savino, F.S.E. on this topic.
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