Barack Obama might have more followers, but when it comes to influence, no one can beat the Pope, according to a study compiled by international PR firm, Burston-Marsteller, as Raheem Kassam reports.
The Vatican has restored indigenous deacons in Mexico, in a rare reversal of policy which appears to signal an end to official ecclesiastical suppression of Liberation Theology and practice.
It's been very difficult to work out why Bishop Morris was sacked. It's been a moving target, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ.
There is much to recommend this film which explores the creative process; only part of that is a very real pleasure in watching award-wining actor Michael Fassbender successfully act his way out of a paper-mâché head.
This recently re-designed website is the homepage for the Augustinians in Australia. It contains news and information on the spirituality and works of the Order.
Police in South Africa's Eastern Cape have arrested two suspects in the death of 82-year-old US Sr Mary Paule Tacke, Fides reports.
Three Massachusetts churches could be forced to close their doors after the Vatican's highest court denied their appeal to remain open, FoxNews reports.
Retired Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has taken to the streets of Hong Kong in a bid to promote participation in an unofficial poll on democratic reforms, The Catholic Weekly reports.
The Vatican will name a special 'assistant' to advise the leadership of the troubled Legionaries of Christ, NCR Online reports.
There was much confusion about canon law procedures concerning the dismissal of a priest from the priesthood, Adelaide's Archbishop Philip Wilson told a Royal Commission hearing yesterday, the Daily Mail reports.
Some Christian families from Mosul have sought refuge in St Matthew's Monastery while others have vowed to take a stand against Islamists, writes Richard Spencer.
A Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death because she declined to renounce her Christian faith has been freed overnight, CNN reports.
The Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary are consecrated women living in multicultural communities, sent on mission beyond frontiers to live and proclaim the Gospel.
If you thought that the How to Train Your Dragon franchise was exclusively for kids, you might need to think again. It's a holiday delight for adults, too.
A group of US theologians and Catholic organisations has written to Pope Francis criticising the Vatican's treatment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), NCR Online reports.
The Ratzinger Prize, known as the Nobel Prize for Theology, has been won by a woman for the first time. Professor Anne-Marie Pelletier will receive the award in November in Colombia, reports Zenit.
Almost 90 per cent of Catholic schools in the Wollongong Diocese have voted to strike to draw attention to their negotiations with the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations, the Illawarra Mercury reports.
Lismore's Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett has publicly apologised to the victims of child sexual abuse for the 'heinous' crimes of the past, The Northern Star reports.
Malaysia's highest court ruled today that the Catholic newspaper The Herald has no grounds to appeal a lower court's decision preventing it from using the word Allah to refer to God, The Malay Mail Online reports.
Labor will oppose any Federal Government attempt to continue the school chaplaincy program unless it includes funding for secular welfare workers, WA Today reports.