St Francis of Assisi is perhaps the world’s most well-known and best-loved saint. But the popular postcard perception of the man doesn't quite tap the true worth of his wisdom for our modern times, writes Br Samuel SSF.
The bioethicist Nicholas Tonti-Filippini died this month, aged 58, after a long battle against chronic auto-immune disease. The Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP, offers a personal remembrance.
Pope on abortion and euthanasia, US and Philippines excitement at Papal visit, supporting Christians in Holy Land, interfaith conference, Francis's tone echoed by new Chicago Archbishop.
Good Sam Oblate receives national award for HIV work, Papal honours for Parramatta priests, Carmelite pilgrimage, Mercy ministries wins grant, future bright for TAS seminarians, Launceston's treasure.
Matthew 25: 31-46 Here, Jesus explains the criterion by which we will be judged when we come into the presence of God in practical, simple and clear language.
Separated from their Western Catholic cousins, medieval Orthodox icon painters perfected a sublime visual code through which to depict the Faith using a mystic and symbolic iconography. A collection of these historic works is on display at the Art Gallery of Ballarat until January, reports theconversation.com.
This beautifully filmed mini-doco from Caritas Australia takes us to Nepal, high in the Himalayas, where poverty amid natural grandeur is an everyday reality.
This week marked the 25th anniversary of the martyrdom of six Jesuits in El Salvador, along with their housekeeper and her daughter. Targeted to silence their outspoken advocacy for the poor, their deaths bore a "mysterious fruit."
Good Samaritan Sister Mary McDonald - educator, ecologist, feminist theologian - has been described as one of the "extraordinary figures of the Australian Church," writes Stephanie Thomas.
Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete was the former aerospace researcher who became a priest, confidant of popes, articulate interpreter of Vatican goings-on and defender of faith to a secular world, writes The Globe and Mail.
This touching video from the Catholic News Service replays those stunning scenes in Berlin 25 years ago when the Wall fell, and shows us Pope Francis recalling those events during his Angelus address in St Peter's Square.
The United Nations headquarters in New York will hold an exhibition starting next week which will showcase manuscripts documenting the life of St Francis - the first time in 700 years the documents have left Italy, reports The New York Times.
UK court examines midwife rights on abortion, Cardinal Burke reaction, Franciscans help US war veterans, NZ and PNG react to Synod, Benedict in good health, Indian women die after mass sterilisation.
Anthony Fisher OP was installed as Archbishop of Sydney on Wednesday. In his homily, the 54-year-old Dominican friar and former lawyer spoke of difficult times, and pledged to "serve, not to be served," while striving for a "humbler" Church.
This brilliantly woven biography of the Catholic author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien by Raymond Edwards reveals a life of "autumn-leaf melancholy" redeemed by the flowering of his literary art, writes Christopher Howse.
Spring is the season of renewal and an excellent time to reflect on future directions. As Donella Johnston surveys the scene, she sees a rich harvest of women's wisdom underway.
Fr Patrick Colbourne OFM Cap speaks five languages, has worked with leading neurosurgeons, performed at the Sydney Opera House, translated documents for the Vatican and been the provincial of a religious order, writes The Southern Cross.
Matthew 25:14-30 A challenging parable from the Gospel according to Matthew, which brings us to deep reflection on the nature of God's plan for us.
Monks of Tarrawarra Abbey celebrate jubilee, Gough Whitlam on Christianity, Frank Brennan on Wayne Goss, CatholicCare worker recognised, Archbishop Denis Hart: My experience of the Family Synod, Remembrance Day 2014.
St Hildegard of Bingen might have lived in a medieval world, but her life and faith continue to offer an example for women today, and a fasincating paradox of strength and humility, writes Tina McCormick for CNA.