A band of squatters has moved into and bedded down in the Roman basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, The Guardian reports.
Former Ireland President Mary McAleese has described as 'bonkers' the Holy See's plan to hold a Synod of celibate bishops to discuss family issues, The Belfast Telegraph reports.
The High Court has ruled that Federal funding for a high school chaplaincy program is in breach of the Australian Constitution, The Canberra Times reports.
A lawyer for the Marist Brothers allegedly visited serial pedophile and former Brother, Kostka Chute, in jail in a bid to stop him from making disclosures that would endanger insurance cover, The Canberra Times reports.
An excerpt from The Church of Mercy, the first Vatican-authorised book detailing the vision of Pope Francis for the Church, containing speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his Papacy.
Just ten days after Oscar Romero became Archbishop of San Salvador in 1977, Fr Rutilio Grande SJ, a close friend who was master of ceremonies at his episcopal ordination, was assassinated.
Max Charlesworth, a leading Australian philosopher and ethicist, has died at the age of 88. While always a devout Catholic, his liberalism and method were sometimes at odds with the Church hierarchy.
Many are unaware of the vast body of subtle theological reflection on the nature of creation which informs the Catholic scientific tradition. Sr Elizabeth Johnson believes the Theory of Evolution can inform our thinking about God.
Archbishop Coleridge on Corpus Christi; 99-year-old asylum seeker; Bishop Bill sleeps out; NSW Budget: money for child protection, disability, homelessness; St John of God's groundbreaking PTSD study.
Pope's boyhood home now historic site, Slovakia puts marriage in constitution; Communion for mixed-denomination marriage, US gun farce, Florida abortion change, Pius XII book, Corpus Christi.
The Gospel of the week comes from John 6: 51 - 58. John is still exploring the truth revealed when Jesus fed the multitude (6:1-15), and is drawing us deeper into the meaning of that revelation.
The contributions of the Sisters of Charity to health care in Australia are formidable. Madonna Magazine profiles the lay-woman tasked with ensuring that their mission and spirit lives on in St Vincent's Health.
This week Pope Francis referred to the division between Catholics and Anglicans as nothing less than a 'scandal'. Here, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, offers his own reflections on the Anglican-Catholic divide.
The Ho-Am Prize 2014, known as the Nobel Prize of South Korea, has been awarded to Fr Vincenzo Bordo, writes Cristian Martini Grimaldi for ucanews.com.
The International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM) website is an online resource centre for Anglican-Roman Catholic relations.
In an interview with Pray Tell, Liturgy expert Fr Robert Taft SJ suggests three things he would do to improve the liturgy.
Be alert, job hunters: Think twice about what you reveal to a potential employer about any religious affiliations, according to the Religion News Service, disclosure might not pay off.
A Vatican panel of theologians has approved the miracle needed for the beatification of television evangelist Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, The Catholic Herald reports.
The Holy Father braved Roman storms to visit the Community of Sant'Egidio in Trastevere earlier this week. More than 10,000 joined him and heard the Pontiff reclaim the word 'solidarity' for Christianity, The Boston Globe reports.
Barry O'Farrell has slammed the Church response to a Special Commission of Inquiry report into matters relating to the Police investigation of certain child sexual abuse allegations in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, The Guardian reports.