The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis brought the Cold War Super Powers to the brink of nuclear war. The first Catholic President of the United States quietly looked to a Pope who had been working behind the scenes to avoid the confrontation.
During the Second World War, the-then Angelo Roncalli, serving as a papal diplomat, saved many Jews from murder at the hands of the Nazis. As Pope John XXIII, he instigated historic reconciliation with the Jewish people.
A short film from Salt and Light about the life of Pope John XXIII, the man who unexpectedly revived the Church.
Vatican II, convoked by Pope John XXIII, was the first truly global council of the Church, bringing together bishops from 116 countries. It opened the windows of the Church to the world - but some have found the resulting breezes unsettling.
Pius XII reigned from World War Two through the start of the Cold War - a time of unparalleled global turmoil. The debate about his legacy has been turbulent, too. Here, eminent Jewish historian Martin Gilbert assesses the Pope who faced Hitler.
After the death of Pope John XXIII, Cardinal Giovanni Montini was elected on June 21, 1963, to succeed him. In his first message to the world, Paul VI committed himself to a continuation of the work begun by his predecessor.
After battling stomach cancer, John XXIII passed on to his eternal reward 3 June, 1963. The world mourned. On September 3, 2000 he was declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II, the penultimate step on the road to sainthood.
When the Argentine President casually touched Pope Francis on the arm during an exchange of gifts, she quickly recoiled in horror believing she had breached protocol. Pope Francis simply leaned forward to thank her with a kiss on the cheek. It was a symbolic 'kiss goodbye' to centuries of staid formality. President Obama and others reflect on the style and substance of Pope Francis in a report from 60 Minutes.
John 20:1-18 'Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father'.
Wilcannia-Forbes bishop, Missionary Sisters of Service, Wiradjuri artists, Cooktown, Roma, Tim Fischer opens Catholic intellectual centre, Melbourne's Youth Cross launch, Chrism Mass, 'send 'er down Hughie,' .
Catholics in Elizabethan England faced an impossible choice. Either they could obey their Queen, and consign their souls to damnation - or obey their Pope, and surrender their bodies to temporal punishment.
Obama responds to religious leaders, cleric breaks gay marriage ban, Vatican Mass for modern martyrs, Pope Francis selfies, Chile, Nigeria, Ireland, ebola outbreak aid, Holy Week, Pope's World Youth Day Message.
'God did not allow death to have the last word on him. He is risen! Happy Easter.' An Easter message from Bishop Bill Wright of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
Driven from the Labor Party for criticising links to Communism, the pro-life trade unionist became an independent stalwart of the Australian Senate. Prime Ministers beat a path to his door, but he remained unpredictable.
With the eyes of faith, we can set aside conflict and see our enemies as brothers and sisters. An Easter message from the Archbishop of Melbourne.
Adelaide's The Advertiser took time out on the tram for this Easter interview with Philip Wilson, the Archbishop of Adelaide and Vice-President of the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference .
Not for nothing is St Thomas Aquinas remembered as the 'patron saint of common sense,' writes Dr Andrew Kania in The Record. Life is too short to just 'appear,' the philosopher-Saint believed - but never too short for a laugh.
Interviewing this 63-year-old priest was a bit like a relaxed chat over a backyard fence – a style which will doubtless go down well in the rurally-influenced environment where he'll be bishop.
Pope Francis on the 'thought dictatorship,' Pope to wash feet of elderly, human trafficking, New York ban on worship services, Venzuela, Iraqi Cardinal dies, Anglicans/Catholics pray for social action, Pope meets King of Jordan, France.
NZ Dominicans join Oceania Sisters, Sr Mary O'Shannassy awarded, Parramatta seminarian awarded, Archbishop Porteous gets around, Marist Brothers bicentenary approaching, Royal Commission