On a visit to Calabria in southern Italy this weekend, Pope Francis took up a theme he has been developing for some time - orgnaised crime. He declared the Mafia 'excommunicated', Vatican Radio reports.
A Catholic priest with a passion for Papal memorabilia has made the winning bid for ephemera from the conclave in 1903. Outside the Vatican Archives, his is now perhaps the largest collection in the world, reports The Catholic Herald.
The news from Ireland these days is more Church horror, writes Ronan McCoy in America magazine. The media is in frenzy, the country's bishops are struggling and the world is again made aware of Ireland's darker side.
Around 100 business leaders and senior bureaucrats - including Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull - joined the annual Vinnies CEO sleepout last night, The Canberra Times reports.
Indian police have named two priests and a trainee priest among five people charged with the late night killing more than a year ago of a seminary rector in Bangalore, ucanews.com reports.
It’s not quite the 'happy ever after' fairy tale of The Sleeping Beauty, but Angelina Jolie mixes magnificence and malevolence in proper measure for this retelling.
Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) is the peak body for leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life resident in Australia.
A Palestinian Christian family that preaches non-violence from a farm in the West Bank is battling to hold on to land it has owned for almost 100 years, writes Daniel Silas Adamson on the BBC.
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.