Invitation to Practical Theology is not a theological treatise. Rather, it invites readers to explore Christian practices from the perspective of Catholic theology, writes Gerard Hall SM, Associate Professor of Theology at Australian Catholic University.
Thirty-six hours may not seem like a long time to be without a home – but for Archbishop-elect Donald Bolen, and other participants in a Canadian charity fundraiser, it was long enough, writes Kiply Lukan Yaworski.
It is amazing that Australian tax-payers' money is being used to fight a small neighbour – Timor Leste – over where the fence-line should be, writes Josephite Sister Susan Connelly at Catholic Religious Australia.
This week's big Vatican surprise came with the appointment of Spanish journalist Paloma Garcia Ovejero as vice-director of the Holy See Press Office, writes Inés San Martín at Crux.
Luke 10:38-42 Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him.
Excavations at an ancient synagogue in Israel have produced a remarkable discovery – elaborate mosaics depicting the stories of Noah's Ark and the parting of the Red Sea. The mosaics were discovered on the nave floor of a 5th century synagogue, The Daily Mail reports.
Winter is now fully upon us. Amidst all the cold and the wind, we can easily get a little dispirited and wonder whether the sun will ever shine again, writes Br Mark O'Connor fms at Melbourne Catholic.
German journalist Paul Budde discusses new research suggesting that the burial cloths of Jesus have been central to the Roman liturgy for more than a millennium, with Edward Pentin at the National Catholic Register.
Tom Fisher was best known as the last surviving West Australian to have served on the ill-fated HMAS Sydney and as one of the St Vincent de Paul Society's longest serving volunteers, writes Rachel Curry at The Record.
It's summer in Rome and the Pope also takes time off to go on holiday...in his own way. His vacation is, in fact, just a more relaxed period of public activity, according to Rome Reports.
The man who turned fashion photography into his own branch of cultural anthropology on the streets of New York has died aged 87, writes Jacob Bernstein in the The New York Times.
We live in a world wherein most everything over-stimulates our grandiosity, even as we are handed less and less tools to deal with that, writes Fr Ron Rolheiser.
In a guide to Poland useful for World Youth Day pilgrims, David Baldwin raises the possibility that Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss reconciled with God before he went to his execution, writes Francis Phillips.
Aged 27, John Pridmore had already carved out a name for himself as an enforcer in London's unforgiving East End. Then a man lay motionless on the ground, seemingly dead, writes Robert Hiini at The Catholic Weekly.
Matthew 10:24-33 Jesus said to his Apostles: “No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master. It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, for the slave that he become like his master.
The final episode of Leave it To Beaver aired in June of 1963, but many conservative Christians still promote a vision of womanhood reminiscent of June Cleaver. For these evangelicals, a woman's place in the world is to get married, bear children, and support her breadwinning husband.
American priest Fr Neil Kookoothe helped to exonerate Joe D'Ambrosio, who spent 22 years on death row in Ohio, writes Dan Zak at The Washington Post.
The Crucifixion is one of the most stimulating and thought-provoking books of theology that I have read in the past 10 years, writes Bishop Robert Barron for the National Catholic Register.
"To defraud anyone of wages that are his due is a great crime which cries to the avenging anger of Heaven." Pope Leo XIII's statement in the 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum is jarring, writes Adelaide Mena.
During the election campaign neither of the major parties seriously addressed the major challenges facing Australia: Climate change, inequality, and the forced movement of peoples, writes Andrew Hamilton SJ.