A cardinal, diplomat, philosopher, theologian and mathematician, he was one of the first to realise the earth is not at the centre of the cosmos. This forgotten genius developed a theory that we can only attain knowledge by admitting our ignorance.
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Listen to a special meditation on the life of the great Jesuit Cardinal Augustin Bea, to mark the 200th anniversary of the 'Restoration' of the Jesuits.
Gospel – Luke 24:13-35: 'When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them...'
Sr Hilda Scott of Jamberoo Abbey may be Australia's most famous contemplative nun. Here she tells the story of how she found her vocation, and speaks of moments that stirred her heart.
The cartoonist-philosopher-artist Michael Leunig finds modern meaning in the Easter story in his latest book called Holy Fool - a collection of his art, writes Madonna Magazine.
Follow these links for some beautiful photos of the celebration of the canonisation of the two popes.
American Jesuit James Martin SJ responds to common critiques of the canonisation process and explains the meanings of sainthood.
A very personal account of an extraordinary friendship: Jewish conductor Sir Gilbert Levine reflects on encounters with John Paul II - a man whom he believed God put on this earth to bring Catholics and Jews together.
Ever wondered how many saints have been recognised by the Church? Or how many popes have been made saints? And what is the process for sainthood? Here are some saintly stats from the Religion News Service.
From Manila to Montreal, Dublin to Melbourne and everywhere in between, Catholics have come together to celebrate the canonisation of two great models of Christian virtue.
It has been dubbed 'the day of the four Popes,' an unprecedented occasion in the 2000-year history of the Church, writes Nick Squires in The New Zealand Herald.
Many thousands were in attendance to watch the canonisation and Mass from St Peter's Square. Watch this unique ceremony in full.
News reports from Rome of this very special day of papal canonisations.
This canonisation clearly is of intense significance for Catholics, but it is also a powerful opportunity to better our world for believers and non-believers alike, writes David Perry of Dominican University, Illinois, for CNN
As a well travelled and thoroughly modern Saint, John Paul II has left behind a rich legacy of ordinary - and extraordinary - relics around the world, reports The Washington Post.
The Cold War had a profound effect on John XXIII. In April 1963, he issued the Pacem in Terris encyclical on 'establishing universal peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty.' Are we yet prepared to meet the challenges it poses?
A student in Rome throughout John XXIII's pontificate, Bishop Geoffrey Robinson met the Pope two days after his election, when Cardinal Gilroy took Sydney students with him for his Papal visit.
Pope John XXIII issued two major encyclicals, Mater et Magistra and Pacem in Terris, in which he called the faithful and people of good will to work toward the common good. Inside is a collection of links to his writings.