Timothy Radcliffe OP is a former master of the Dominican Order. He believes that this Papacy could mark the most fundamental change in the governance of the Church in centuries, from monarchy to collegiality.
'In the years of collaboration with him, it became ever more clear to me that John Paul II was a saint,' the Pope Emeritus has told Polish journalist Wlodzimierz Redzioch in a written interview.
International Women's Day, gun-toting David infuriates Italy, Pope's Holy Land visit to proceed, Castel Gandolfo, Korean Augustinians, Patriarch Emeritus of Lisbon, Caritas, South Sudan.
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Pope Francis took the job at a time of immense challenges for the Church, from the scourge of sex abuse to financial troubles at the Vatican, while world crises emerged from Syria to Ukraine. How is he responding to such challenges?
March 19, 2013: Pope Francis presides over the solemn inaugural Mass of his Pontificate on the Feast of St Joseph. Watch also other highlights of the Pope's year, including his first address and Rio WYD.
Pope Francis dedicated his Ash Wednesday catechesis to the Lenten journey of forty days that leads to Easter, and called on us never to passively accept the sad realities that surround us.
On ABC Radio National, Andrew West takes you to the Pope's hometown of Buenos Aires in Argentina, and asks the question: How did the city and the country shape the man who leads one billion plus Catholics worldwide?
On Heaven and Earth is an expansive dialogue between the then Jorge Bergoglio (now Pope Francis) and Abraham Skorka, a Rabbi and biophysicist, sharing thoughts on religion, reason, and the challenges of the 21st Century.
On life, love and the Church: In this revealing interview with Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper, conducted for the first anniversary of his reign, the Pope tells us that he doesn't like the 'mythology of Pope Francis', for he is just 'a normal person.'
The 'people's Pontiff' has decreed that the gardens of the spectacular Papal summer residence outside Rome should be thrown open to the public.
Father Frank Brennan SJ delivered the 2013 Camino Address at the Parish of Our Lady of the Way in North Sydney on 12 November 2013. Here he offers his reflections on the election of a Jesuit Pope.
'No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.'
'Goodbye and blessings' to Sean Potts, founding member of The Chieftains. This 'champion of Irish culture' was laid to rest in a Gaelic Mass, his coffin inscribed: 'For the glory of God and the honour of Ireland,' – the maxim by which he lived.
We have entered a time for contemplation, penance and renewal, as we await the joys of Easter, writes Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ.
After more than 40 years of closure due to the Belice earthquake in 1968, and five years of restoration, the Church of San Domenico in Castelvetrano (Trapani), Sicily, has reopened, writes Silvia Donati.
Bishop Pat Power called it the most enriching and life-giving papal document since Vatican II. Evangelii Gaudium is the first major document authored by Francis. Analysis from Pat Power, Frank Brennan, George Weigel, and others within.
Sr Anne Cunliffe, head of Catholic Religious Australia, speaks to ABC Radio's Noel Debien, on hopes held by Catholic women. More, including comments by Archbishops Hart and Coleridge inside.
From the moment he greeted the vast crowd after his election in St Peter’s Square with a casual ‘Buona sera’, the new Pope sent a strong message to the world’s media - here was a Pope who would be different.
Sydney broadcaster Alan Jones spoke with Cardinal George Pell in Rome on the day of the inauguration of the newly elected Pope Francis. Is Pope Francis conservative or liberal?