Atheism is sometimes discussed as though it began with the celebrity of Richard Dawkins. Nothing could be further from the truth, as this timely history reminds us.
Mandela's dream falling short, Oceania bishops meet, Jackie Kennedy letters controversy, priest and layworker killed in PNG, US bishops and Iranian ayatollahs hold talks on nuclear arms, South Sudan, Oscar Romero update.
Health, education, aid funding, Josephites unhappy with Budget, Catholic Health Australia respond, Mission Sisters help Sudan and India, Fatima at Fremantle, VCE students art excellence, vale Mgr Barden, asylum seekers.
With the arrival of Tony Abbott and Mike Baird in power, the two most important political offices in the nation are now occupied by former trainee priests. This follows on from recent church-going Labor leaders. John Warhurst examines the subject.
Jn 14:1-12 'No one comes to the Father except through me.'
The Italian Masterpieces exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria opens in Melbourne today. It showcases the best of the Museo del Prado’s Italian art from 1500-1800. It is among the finest such exhibitions ever brought to Australia.
Pope Francis will embark on a three day pilgrimage to Jordan, Palestine and Israel from May 24. As ever, the trip will be rich with symbolism and fraught by politics.
Some people think that God can only be understood by the head; by 'fulfilling commandments' and nothing more. But this is not enough, says Pope Francis.
As a Jesuit with a PhD in physics, Brother Jonathan Stott is used to being asked if his work in science and his religious vocation ever conflict. His answer always surprises people.
Barry O'Keefe has died. Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral at St Mary's Cathedral for the one time Supreme Court Judge, head of ICAC and of the Church's Truth Justice and Healing Council.
Paul VI miracle confirmed, 'torture: 'Vatican before UN, first gay bishop gets divorce, Mozilla controversy, US politicians permitted to pray, Vatican museums, Sri Lanka, Brasil, South Africa elections.
On Tuesday morning, in the San Damaso courtyard of the apostolic palace, 30 young men took a solemn oath of allegiance to the Pope amidst military pomp and ceremony. They are the newest Swiss Guards of the Vatican.
Gospel – John 10:1-10 'I came that they might have life and have it abundantly'.
One of the reasons why we struggle with faith is that God's presence is rarely dramatic, overwhelming, sensational or something impossible to ignore. God doesn't work like that, writes Fr Ron Rolheiser.
Doctor admits assisting suicide, ACBC statement on Asylum Seekers, Afghans resettled, Albury abortion protest, Sandhurst, Ballarat, Prayer vigil at Foreign Minister's office ends in court, 'anti-Catholicism' at The Age?
It is said that the Catholic Church 'thinks in centuries, not in years.' This scale of thinking is precisely what is needed as Pontifical science academies host a conference entitled 'Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: Our Responsibility'.
The historic fusion of the Perthville 'Black' Josephites, and the original 'Brown' Josephite Sisters was marked in Bathurst last weekend. So how did the brown and the black come to be separate in the first place?
In Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love, feminist theologian Sr Elizabeth Johnson CSJ sets out to show how Christian theology can speak productively with Darwin's theory of evolution.
Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly, Patriarch emeritus of Babylon of the Chaldeans died in a hospital in San Diego, California. He was 87 years old.
Auguste Rodin's sculptures are on exhibit at Terme di Diocleziano in Rome. Organized in partnership with the Musée Rodin of Paris, 'Rodin. Marble, Life' is the most complete retrospective ever dedicated to the great French sculptor.